Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Competition Part 1 of?

I'm a competitive guy... Like super-competitive. I’ve competed in real life and in computer games. I’ve competed in speed walking races (I won), drinking competitions (we all won), remembering digits of pi (101, I still remember them), spontaneous and random bike races, and basically anything else that even has a hint of competition about it. Like if I’m walking down the street and someone else is on the other side... Somehow it turns into a race, and you’d be surprised to find that even though it sounds stupid, I don’t win all of the time!
Needless to say, I take almost any challenge and give it my all. So when my girlfriend (Andrea, aka Neerol) said she was a graphic designer and hence was legendary at creating websites and getting hits I took her up on the challenge. Which means for the next 1 month, we are in direct competition for hits. 
I’m not saying I’m going to pull out all the stops and ruthlessly trawl for hits, or sit at my computer and hit refresh till my page has 5 zeroes behind a 1. I do have my limits, after all. But I will promote my site to the extent that is reasonable and not resort to ruthless multiple-twitter posts as my opponent did yesterday:
I am however using twitter to add one post per post or OPPP as I propose it should now be called. Andrea prefers to ruthlessly exploit twitter for a few cheap hits. To each his own, I suppose. I have a few tricks up my sleeve, none that I won’t share here after the competition is over, though I can’t risk losing any advantage I might have this early in the race. She is a graphic designer after all, and has taken courses on this stuff, while the only resource I have is google... And Bing, but really, who uses that?
Well here goes, the days are ticking and the hits are... Well they are ticking too. I’ll be posting regular updates on how the competition is going, because this is going to be the competition to watch, forget Superbowl XLV or the 2012 olympics, it’s all right here!


  1. I see a pageview counter on here, but not on Andrea's...? The crowd needs to know the score, damnit.

    Also, I'm sure you're well aware that you don't need to "sit at [your] computer and hit refresh" to pump up your page count. Just write a script to do it for you ;P

  2. I agree, but have no power over her blog.

    I suppose a script would be easier... However, it was more the idea of me adding hits, rather than the method of hittification, that I was trying to convey :P

  3. Don't worry Brucey, I fixed that problem. To be fair, when we started the competition, I had 286 hits.

  4. ... And a devoted fanbase checking her blog every day for an update... Meaning she has about 5 people who check her blog daily... Plus her twitter trawls.

  5. Hello Boy, what is this 'blob' thing? Dad

  6. I think you mean Blog, Dad...
    And you have one too!

  7. I'm officially boycotting Andrea's website. You go Adam! Stick it to the man!