Sarah has solved for me the riddle of the mysteriously increasing blog stats - apparently, as she informed me in the comments yesterday, everyone on Facebook is searching the Internet for images of their favorite childhood cartoon characters to use for their profile pictures.
Now, a lesser person than moi would undoubtedly try to take advantage of this situation, perhaps even attempt to optimize their search whatevers to extract even more traffic from this profile-picture craze. Imagine! Posting random cartoon character pictures on your blog just to attract more "eyeballs," as the Internet folk call it! And even (on the advice of a certain computer-savvy teen) listing the character names - Bugs Bunny, say, or Tweety Bird or Fred Flintstone - all to improve the page's meta http equivalence...or something like that...
I swear, such money-grubbing opportunists are making all us Internet hacks look bad. How will I ever be taken seriously as an artist again?
On the other hand, I could really use some extra yarn money...
[Bugs Bunny image credit: Hollywood.com]
[Tweety Bird image credit: blogs.voices.com]
[Fred Flintstone image credit: manhattaninfidel.com]