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So, the words Character Sheet are what people are looking for?

So I was looking through the statistics of my site – views per day and such like – and I made what I thought to be an interesting discovery. My last post got 100 views in a single day. Now, I’ve been thinking about that, and I’ve come to the conclusion that people searching online for Character Sheets came to the site by accident. Or on purpose. Either way, the words Character Sheet appear to drive people to the blog.

Now, I’m grateful for the views. I hope people saw something they thought was worth coming back to check on again. I doubt it, though, since that post seems to have been the only one any of these folks looked at. That’s a little sad to me; if you’ve come that far, and saw the character sheet, but didn’t look further, I figure I must be doing something wrong. So I got to thinking…

Where do my brother’s highest view counts come from? Now, I haven’t consulted him or anything, but I do know this: head on over to Google and type in “Power Girls Boobs”. Check out the very top listing. Go ahead – I’ll still be here when you get back…

See that? Now, considering the volume of poetry, prose, and well though out commentary that appears on my brother’s blog, not to mention original art and fantastic essays, I can’t help but wonder if maybe he’s a little disappointed that Power Girl‘s Boobs seem to be such a significant source of traffic to his site. Still, I think I’ve learned something. Despite that learning, I’m still not proud of what I’m about to do:

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Galatea from Justice League Unlimited
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Power Girl, from JSA Classified #1 (2005). Art...
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There… And may all the women of the world one day forgive me for what I have done.
For the interested, I’ve also finished the alpha equipment chapter for 16 Bit Heroes, including a Potion/Poultice creation system that may or may not be something that resembles balanced. There are weapons, armor, ans so on – everything you could need for a level 1 character. I hope to start on the magic system later today, although the “where the hell do I start” problem is giving me an almighty headache. I’m personally hoping to have the whole thing ready for playtest by the end of the month, maybe sooner. Here’s hoping.

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9 thoughts on “So, the words Character Sheet are what people are looking for?

  1. Yeah. I like Power Girl. But having her be the only reason for people hitting my site? Don’t like that so much.

    Especially considering which picture of her they choose to hit. I mean, I’ve a lot of Power Girl on site. I know this to be true. Why does that gawd awful thing have to be the most popular?

  2. Just fooled around with Google and found I’m #5 for “The Avengers Meet Spider-man”. So at least I got that going for me.

  3. Oh! And that second picture there? Technically not Power Girl. Just so you know, yes, I am that anal about the character.

  4. HEY! It just came to me! You could have borrowed some of my fan art! ;-)Just provide a link. Or two.

    • I have a Chrome Plugin that automatically finds art appropriate to what I’m writing in WordPress, and that’s where those pictures came from. It’s a pretty neat plugin – it does auto links for topics in text, too, usually to Wikipedia. If you’re using Chrome, it’s called Zemanta. I don’t know if it’s available for Firefox or not; I’ve been exclusively Chrome for a while now.

      I’ll make sure to put in your fan art in a future post. I think Power Girl will be a regular feature. And I know the second picture is of Galatea… I’m just not sure there’s enough of a difference for me to care, since I’m not an obsessive fan like you. ;-)

      • Word Press has Zemanta as a feature. I use it all the time.

        And if you do Power Girl as a feature, you might want to brush up you’re knowledge of the character. I do have a couple of essays on her that are pretty sweet. (avoid the ones that say they’re not about Power Girl; that’s an unfinished series about Spider-man…)

      • Oh, I wasn’t going to do a feature on Power Girl. I was just going to exploit her image to drive traffic to the site. ‘Cause I’m evil like that.

  5. Exploiting Power Girl’s Image? SHOCKING!

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