One of WordPress’s niftier features is the “Blog Stats” page, which lets a blog’s owner know how many views he’s getting, and where they’re coming from. I bring this up because it appears that my top referrer for today is Summize’s page for Sweeney Todd, which I reviewed here, and their summary of me is what I like to call “mildly amusing.”
First of all, they got my name and my blog’s name wrong. They give the old name of this blog, “Oll Korrect for Class,” instead of the current name. Also, contrary to their summary, my posts are signed “_Ocelot,” not “ollkorrect.” I’m guessing that whoever put me up there just went by the URL. The lack of a picture of my blog also makes me look kinda, y’know, bush league. Like I don’t have the budget for a flashy setup.
I don’t have the budget for a flashy setup, but still…
What amused me the most, though, is the suggestion that this was a paid review. I’d be very interested to see what the stats are for individual reviews, but I don’t see a way to do that right now (I haven’t searched through the site real thoroughly yet, though). It looks like reviews just go up and down as people click whether or not a review was helpful, spam, or a paid review.
If anybody doubts it, no, I’ve never been paid for anything I’ve ever written, much less a little analysis of Sweeney Todd’s ending posted on “O.K.!” I don’t have the readership for that, unfortunately.
No, the reason I have this blog is the same reason I do everything. It amuses me slightly to have a blog, so I have a blog. If someone else is amused or enlightened by what I do here, great. If not, oh well. I don’t write this stuff for money, though.
Of course, if anyone out there has some spare change…
UPDATE: It looks like some of the oddities in Summize I address here have been revised. I’m both glad and mildly disappointed. With the changes, Summize got a little better, which is good because I actually like the site’s concept. On the other hand, the wrong name and not quite clearly worded “Paid Review?” tag had, in my opinion, more room for me to make jokes out of. Overall, the new setup is probably for the better, though. ^_^… Read More Bloggin’ for What?