Monday, November 30, 2009

Time To End That Blue Yak? I'm done.




What happened?

What happened to That Blue Yak? The days of great comments?

I've read that blogs overall are losing readership. I know from my Google analytics that things are off. I don't comment as much on other blogs so that could be part of it.

Maybe it's my content. I've heard that too.

I don't know.

Seriously. Is anyone reading this shit or am I wasting my time? Maybe people read it and just don't comment.

And fuck you Twitter! You're there to support my blog. And only a few people on Twitter comment on TBY. Do you guys read it? Who knows.

Until I get at least 100 comments - I'm done. And maybe that won't even do it.

What's the point?

83 comments:

JenJen said...

Shut the fuck up.
Is this a comment competition? Or a contest? Write what you think.
JesusChrist Zibbs. I have 69 followers and 7 that comment regularly--and you aren't one of them. I'm not crying the blues!
Get your ego in check. Don't be insolent.
And get over yourself. You write funny stuff. Either do it or not...

Anonymous said...

YOU ARE A FUCKING DUSCHE BAG!

amk195 said...

Someone can't spell "douche" hahaha Zibbs, are you commenting on your own blog as anonymous?? Anyway, stop whining you big baby. :P Sincerely, @amk195

WendyB said...

What? Just as you're up for all those fabulous Drysdale awards?

I do see Twitter taking away traffic from blogs though.

Chemgeek said...

Whatever!!!
If you don't waste your time, how the hell am I going to waste my time?

B.E. Earl said...

Comments are like crack. Very addictive, or so I've heard.

But what everyone else said. Do it because you enjoy it. Do it as an outlet. But don't do it for the comments. That's something that is often beyond one's control.

Mr. Condescending said...

Just go around on random unpopular blogs leaving generic comments like "wow I can't believe your kids did that!" Or "this is one of the funniest posts I've read in a while, are you a professional writer or something?"

Paige said...

I am totally reading this shit. But I hate that word verification thing---it taunts me with almost words. Pisses me off

Sparkleneely said...

I lurk. You intimidate me with your greatness.

Don't go!

madtexter (corey james) said...

Hey! I read your shit. And I must say, it's some of the best smelling shit out there. Don't stop! Keep on keepin' on!

I think I've discovered the zen of blogging - just write about what you feel and about the ordinary things that you experience from day to day. People are voyeurs and they like to read about what other people are doing.

(And yes, commenting on the blogs of the people that follow your blog does boost your blog - it helps spark your own creativity.

diane said...

zibbsy, don't be mad, but I can't help but agree with JenJen. Don't get me wrong, I love it when I get comments. But most of the people who comment on my page are bloggers who have become friends. We are writing for different reasons than you. I hope you sort things out, because I really like your blog. Hugs. xo d

J.J. in L.A. said...

You have such problems, Zibbs. I'm recovering from 11 days in the hospital, 8 of those days without food. It's been 1 1/2 months and I'm still not 100% because I was born with a disability, and can't "walk it off".

Get over yourself, dude. ; )

Tony Alva said...

I haven't been able to comment as much as I used to for work reasons, but I've been reading your blog every day for years now via Google Reader. Do it for the love of it and know we're all still out here.

Anonymous said...

I check your blog on a daily basis, but honestly do not comment because I don't want to work hard on coming up with a witty comment. I just want to laugh and be done.

Mr London Street said...

I completely understand where you're coming from Zibbs.

Josh Almighty said...

I am more than willing to contribute my part to the 100 comments effort.

Josh Almighty said...

This is David Hasselhof's part in the 100 comments effort. He is currently unavailable.

Josh Almighty said...

This is Oprah Winfrey's part in the 100 comments effort. I know for a fact she loves your blog, because it's all about blue and she's into that whole colored people thing.

pinkjellybaby said...

It depends if you write for the comments or because you have things to say - think of all the poor normal bloggers who don't even get the number of commenters that you do on a quiet day.

Josh Almighty said...

This is Allen Iverson's part in the 100 comments effort. He's getting tired too.

Josh Almighty said...

This is some random Tibetan dude's part in the 100 comments effort. He came in for the Yak, did not understand a thing but realized that life is suffer and kept coming back, because he feels your pain man.

Josh Almighty said...

This is the word verfication's part in the 100 comments effort: repect tooowcow. dumdum? durf.

miss*H said...

Shut up Zibbs, I never knew you were so needy :) I have 50 readers subscribed to mine in google and maybe get a few comments on each post so what does that tell you.
But I read all your posts I just sometimes can’t be arsed to comment as it's better to post sincere comments than a lame arse comments like "nice post". Plus I usually read blogs inconspicuously at work in my reader so can't comment on them as its obvious then I’m not actually working.
Stop being a mardy arse.

Eric Lewis said...

No, the other way round. Your blog is supposed to support your Twitter. Any putz can write prose. You're much funnier in 140 characters.

Artful Kisser said...

ya big jesse...

UberGrumpy said...

I'm not commenting until you stop putting pictures of David Hasselhoff performing unnatural acts with animals

Bloggin' Bama Girl said...

I read every post, but don't usually comment because i feel anything I say just seems stupid after your eloquence.
I don't follow you on Twitter because frankly, Twitter confuses me.

John Young said...

Zibbs, I tell you what: I'll come out and throw a cape over you, and you stagger off, blogging, but then NO I HAVE TO BLOG FOR THE PEOPLE! NO! and stagger back in front of the keyboard:
http://tr.im/Gi99

I read your posts and enjoy them. Please keep it up.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

We all feel this way zibbs. Our genius needs validation and care like the hot house orchids that we are. But those bitches don't get that. So keep writting and hate everyone who are too selfish, too unimaginative or too illiterate and bipolor to comment. Realize you are superior and squeeze your rage and bitterness into a tight ball till like the fossils it becomes a fuel source. Then light that fuel source and burn the world...burn it all down. Fuck em. But you can't quit. That is a punk ass bitch or Sarah Palin move. Same difference.

diane said...

Score so far:
Josh obviously loves you and doesn't want you to quit.
Almost everyone else is pulling out a pin to pop your ego.
As for me, I think this post is another stroke of genius on your part. I hope you get your 100 comments. God, I'd really love to know, seriously, what it is that makes you tick. hmmmmm.

Wings said...

Unless you are actively seeking an audience, don't worry about the numbers, who reads or who comments.

Do it for you, man! Let the rest fall where they may.

Moooooog35 said...

I can't believe I mispelled 'douche.'

Signed,

Anonymous.

Gage said...

i hate twitter. most of the time i forget to even use it. sort of like i forget to use capitalization and dental floss.

Some Guy said...

I used to think that if I didn't get a lot of comments on a particular post, it meant that people didn't like me. After a few years of intense psychotherapy (including electroshock treatment) I've learned to cope. I can give you a phone number if you like.

Gwen said...

So melodramatic.

katrocket said...

I was going to keep this to myself but I'm tired of your immature temper tantrums, so you asked for it:

Why would we want to read a blog that's all about how awesome you think your blog is? You're not very funny. You regularly insult your readers. And obviously you have some weird issues about commenting. That's not very interesting.

I honestly TRIED to figure you out for a while because i saw some potential, but when you sent a bunch of people over to my blog to guilt me into writing comments on YOUR blog, that was the last straw. Now I just think you're a jerk.

Now fuck off or get on with it. The choice is yours.

Son of a Thomas said...

Well, if you stop, I will have a lot more time to spend over at the loverly Gwen's.

And if I get a job, you'll be writing for me.

A_J_E said...

I read your blog :)

LegalMist said...

I think it's all been said, the good, the bad, and the ugly. What more could I add? This is why I usually don't comment....

Stacey said...

I love the blog and your wonderful ramblings. Please keep it up.

Stacey (aka Chef_Stacey)

Hawanja said...

Don't feel bad, no one comments on my blogs either. If I get one or two it's a big deal.

westchesterdead said...

I second what John Young says about the James Brown approach to blogging.

I too read your posts. I don't comment on every one simply because things have been busy lately. Keep it up.

westchesterdead said...

Oh, by the way, I noticed that commenter number 2, aka 'Anonymous' failed to add umlauts to his German spelling of the word ‘douche’. What a fucking douche!

T-Ro said...

I refuse to comment.

T-Ro said...

dammit zibbs!!!

you tricked me!

Kristen said...

I think I am comment #45 now?? We all love you. Anyway, it's lemmings that jump off cliffs, not yaks. Someone probably already made that comment, but there are too many for me to read, thus reinforcing the fact that you are indeed loved.

MommaKiss said...

Don't Go Don't Go Don't Go!

comments are for the gods, the greats, the internet celebrities and you are CLEARLY one!

DON'T STOP!!!!
s

Gage said...

p.s.

go for the nudity. I hardly ever get comments on my blog but I can guarantee if I throw up some topless shots I'll get more than I can even read....

MommaKiss said...

p.s. - I bet if you actually responded to each of these people, you'd be close to 100. I'm no genius, but the math is just about right...

ChesterCo_PA said...

Look at me! I'm number 50!!!!

Evenrant said...

Ok - the pic of Hasselhoff with the puppies makes me want to throw up!

Mr London Street said...

Is it better to get 100 comments when half of them are whining about you being ungrateful? Tricky.

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Stop having a tantrum dude and either write because you like to write, or don't write. If you're doing it to be the popular kid on the block you're doing it wrong anyway. If you do it for the right reasons people will find you. It's like people who try too hard to get a girlfriend instead of just being friends and seeing what happens. Keep writing and comment more on other people's blogs and people will reciprocate.

Peggy said...

Sounds like somebody got his period!



hahahaha

Peggy said...

And I just went back and read most of the other comments...that's some good stuff there...I actually cringed once. You know we love you!

Wynn said...

Yeah, I don't think you should be all snotty about your comments, you have MASSES.

And I mean this in the most kind way. Of course. I'm a kind soul. Appreciate the masses of audience that you have!

Dedene said...

Damn you! Don't you dare stop blogging!!!
Where will I get my laughs?

Mr London Street said...

Good point.

Zibbs, if you quit can I have your readers? I don't post any YouTube videos but I'll try to keep them entertained.

Anti-Zibs said...

Can you say "Jump the Shark"?

Son of a Thomas said...

From Veggie Assassin.

"It's like people who try too hard to get a girlfriend instead of just being friends and seeing what happens."

Who does either of thoes?????????

Scope said...

I'm reading. Just don't comment like I used to. Can't say about Twitter. They closed all their stores around here. Ho, wait that was Tweater. Never mind.

Whiskeymarie said...

Jesus Christ, fine. You know I'm here, retard. I've been too busy to post real words to my blog lately, nevermind anyone else's on a regular basis. I'm putting in my notice at work just for you, OK? I hope your wife doesn't mind that you'll be supporting me, some dude I'm married to, two cats & a dog as well.

We still love you and all your Yakky goodness- do you need a hug? How about a three way...
.
.
.
.
.
.
...HUG with me and Gwen?

Will that help?
Kisses and all that, you big weirdo.

(And quit looking at your stats, it will just make you crazy[er])
XO

AbelPetSupply said...

Leave it to Dr Zibbs to close shop when I finally bought the "TBY Google It" shirt. Geesh. My boobs have done some serious TBY promoting because of that shirt and now for what?

Honestly, this thread is really a downer without you interjecting your wisdom. Just remember, I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for Twitter. Just remember THAT! :)

- aka ChesterCo_PA

Joe said...

You can't shut down. I haven't seen the TBY t-shirt yet.

Mik said...

I just found you and now you're going!

On Smash said...

I read you...just shy is all

BeckEye said...

Dude, people have lives. They can't always have time to write their own posts let alone comment on every single one of everyone else on their blogrolls.

And the last comment you left on my blog was basically asking me to come over and comment on one of your posts. Is this really just a big popularity contest? You're going to piss off a lot of people who are blogging because they love it and need an outlet. Seems you already have.

J.J. in L.A. said...

I wasn't going to post a 2nd message (don't like stroking people's egos unless they deserve it) but if you're going to continue posting, stop at 98-99 just to piss him off. :P

And yes, I'm in a bitchy mood. lol!

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

I have done some checking and you don't really comment much yourself on the sites of others. Kinda a dickhead move from someone who is begging for the love himself. You gotta give it to get it and it kinda seems beneath you to reward the effort of others. I could show you the numbers but you would then bitch about it being some kind of anti-blog conspiracy. Its time I got off this train to Pity Town. Here is hoping you get to be class president so your brother's garage band can play at our jr prom. I have been getting updates on this crisis all day long and it's just about enough. Please people...we got more important things out there. Like how is Tiger gonna play in the next tourney with a wrecked 2 iron?

God said...

Hahaha, Jesus! If you don't like writing for the sake of writing, then don't write! If it's praise you want, then write awesome stuff, otherwise what do you deserve?

I understand how it feels to wonder if anyone gives a rats ass, but to hold your blog hostage with a whiny threat is a complete crybaby move and you should be slapped across the mouth a few times.

If your blog is a source of daily agony for you, then quit. We've all went through quitting syndrome, but threatening your readers whether as a ploy or seriously goes beyond that.

This totally does not count towards your 100 comments, cause I'm not advocating quitting or staying, I just wanted to tell you that you're being a bitch and I've been laughing my ass off for the last day about this whole thing, haha.

Cora said...

BeckEye just summed it up perfectly. The last comment you left me was to tell me to come over to your blog and see something "magical" ~ yet when I watzed on over here I failed to find the magic, Zibbs, so, no, I didn't comment. I really didn't know what to say.

You know, the first post of yours I read was when you were doing a bloggy girly calendar. Hilarious! After that followed posts about furniture humping and anal patches for mooners, and I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what bizarre thing you'd blog about next. It was fun, Zibbs. But lately it just feels like a pledge drive. You're all about numbers. You've stopped having fun. Forget the damn numbers - I don't want to feel like a number! Start having fun with your blog again, that will revive it.

So, now that that is out of the way, can I be Miss July in the TBY 2010 calendar?!

J. Hi said...

This is a ploy, people. He's not serious. He just wants to see if you'll do it. So don't fall for it.

But I guess I just did since you got my comment, Zibbsy. Hey do you really want 100 comments if they are of the quality of Anonymous' "YOU ARE A FUCKING DUSCHE BAG!" Hahahahaha

Lostinspace said...

You tell 'em zhibbs, ungrateful ingate, ingratsh ingrates. who needs em anyway nayhow.(hic)here, have another one, itch on me. (hic.)mumble.

J. Hi said...

Hey, and you didn't even come visit me for my annual Halloween costume reveal! Waaaaahhhhh

ChesterCo_PA said...

It's totally a ploy. He's on vacation. Laughing at us from his BlackBerry, iPhone or whatever. Just a hunch.

Avitable said...

Traffic always dies from November through January, ya fucking crybaby.

Bizarro said...

That Blue Yak jumped the shark when Bizarro Zibbs stopped posting regularly.

ChesterCo_PA said...

Joe...here's a link to the TBY store:
http://www.zazzle.com/mcglinch/gifts?cg=196355303139331219

Dr Zibbs said...

..and may I add that those shirts are Sweeet.

Del-V said...

Sorry... sometimes it takes me a while to get caught up on reading your blog. BTW - your blog is my favorite blog ever.

And remember to vote for me doe the 2009 drysdale award for dullest blog.

Michelle said...

I read you.

Dr Zibbs said...

Thanks Michelle.

sista #2 said...

crybaby...

I refuse to comment until i see your fat ass naked.

end of story

peace
#2