Dr Fumanchu calling?

One of the amusing things I get to see, is the stats on both my blogs, and get to see how views are going, and other stuff. Until this year, this was always the more popular blog, presumably because some of the ‘kinky’ stuff kept coming up in searches, seemingly for brainwashing helmets, and mind control game shows, given I know which blogs are read the most. Mind, that was comparing about 30 a day on here on a posting day, about 20 otherwise, compared to at best, 15 and 10 on my more personal blog.

Then at the start of this year, the other blog exploded into life, dwarfing this one, even if this pretty much stood still. 100 views per day became the norm, and quite often more, even topping 200 a few times. And for 8 months or so, that streak continued, but then… The other blog stats collapsed, going down to single figure viewing figures for a week or two. Then just over a week ago, ‘normal’ service resumed, and the lowest this week so far, is 150 in a day!

The strange thing I’ve noticed, is that one popular location has appeared out of nowhere, Hong Kong! I’m averaging about 25-35 views per day from that location alone at the moment, and I have no idea why.

Has Doctor Fumanchu finally caught up with my blogs, is realising that I want something ‘delicious’ done to my mind, and body, and is just reading up on me, before offering to take control of me, brainwash me, or turn me into a robot, who knows? No, I dont think it is, given he’s supposedly a fictional character, but it would be so much fun, if true. Hey, if its some other wicked scientist from that area, with sinister designs for me, bring them on!

But yes, I do wonder what happened for those 2 weeks or so, thats for sure?

Right, video time. Well, Hong Kong is part of China nowadays, so this came to mind. A pretty decent live performance, though if anyone wants to go find the original video, fine by me!

So, The Carnival is Over

Yes, I know, tomorrow is the big day, and thats why I wanted to write something here tonight, in advance. For those of you that have only got here in the last 15 months, you’re in for a shock. Recently, I’ve been blogging every 2, or 3 days, pretty much without fail, but this is where that comes to an end. I’m not planning to stop the blog, but in truth, when I’m getting a weekend as my days off, as I will be for a while, most likely its going to go down to 1 blog a week. Maybe a longer one, but in truth, as I’m likely to present the news and views in one go, that will probably be it. There might be some weeks when there is enough material for 2, and certainly if I’m doing 5 from 7 again, then you may well get a couple a week, but that will be it!

In truth, I’d hate to think I’d have to give up on the blog, after all this time, so I doubt it will happen, but as to the regularity of them, sorry, no more. Well, until I can afford a holiday or something, but otherwise…Yes, I’ll miss you, readers, but it comes to a matter of time.

When I started the job hunt, I was hoping to find something for about 25-30 hours a week, doing something fresh, closer to home, and getting some writing done in the extra time. So yes, I’ve ended up going into a call centre, for 37.5 hours a week, in Leeds. Fine, I know, but in the end I’ve got beaten down, and everything.

OK, I’d love to think the training methods are going to be something, err, interesting, but I’m pretty sure that dream wont be fulfilled either. If I knew how to save, and post a rather delightful gif, I would, but as I dont have a clue…sorry. But yes, 4 lucky people, wearing helmets, with lots of sparking electricity, and a wire clearly downloading something into their minds, yes, you get my drift, would love that to be me!

I’ll be honest, I have mixed emotions over this. I’m delighted to finally be back in a job, and I know its something I can do, and at least its a different medium (broadband company), but even so, there’s so much there, that 15 months ago, I was eagerly looking to get away from, ah well…And yes, thats what I regret, obviously, but money talks, and all that!

So yes, my carnival is over, and I guess I’ll miss a few of my favorite programs from now on, but such is life, I guess?

Yes, in that sense, the blog title, and that last line are a massive hint as to what the video is!