Proof For My Hubby I May Have Written Something People Read
Posted on January 24, 2013
So I was in a bit of a panic last night when I realized at 8 p.m. that I hadn’t written something brilliant yet—or at least a blog post—for today. Ralph turned to me and asked “Well, what did you write last year that people liked?” It received a loud “huh?” from me, which then totally opened myself up to a “Now I’ve got proof that nothing you write is popular” from him. Never, never, never leave yourself open around someone whose Hong Kong Grandmother helped invent the concept of evil by planting the snake in a certain Garden in a certain Book. Anyway, it did have me wondering just what posts received the most attention last year. Shall we have a short look?
The Face of Gay
Six of the Top 20 pages in terms of hits on my site were for these posts. I’m not going to get into which ones were read more than others because that doesn’t seem fair to me somehow. It’s not about popularity. It is, however, a very good feeling to know that readers are finding them and that the authors of the posts are getting comments left on them. Speaking of The Face of Gay, we have a new one coming up this Saturday, so stay tuned for that.
The Boyfriend Tag Post
I admit I’m kinda surprised about this one and I shouldn’t be. Several sites online suggest to bloggers that readers like lists or Q&A kinds of things, so I figured I’d give it a shot based on a video I watched on YouTube. This tested my considerable knowledge of my husband. Ironically, I brought a couple of donuts to the hospital for him a week and a half ago only to find out he likes crullers and blueberry. I only snagged him a sour cream one and a chocolate one. Well, I technically brought him the chocolate one, but since he was in a foul mood, he ate my sour cream one out of spite, then ate the chocolate one while flapping his trap about how he hates donuts except for the two I mentioned. Eighteen years and I’m just finding this out.
The Light That Burns Twice As Bright Burns Half As Long
A very good friend of mine, Holly, cyber-adopted a young man who was living in Florida with his adopted father and brother. He adopted a few of us online, too, and I became an adopted uncle despite my objections. I’d rather be an adopted brother, but I’m apparently fekkin’ old, so I’m an uncle. Anyway, I got to know the young man over the last couple of years and was quite taken with you mature he was for his age. What that boy went through in his life before finding his place in Florida is the stuff nightmares are made of. He was exceptional. Kristopher James Keith passed away on May 6th, 2012 after a protracted battle with cancer. This post was my way of paying tribute to his memory.
The Ugliness We Should Never Have To See
This was originally posted on MySpace back in 2008 and finally posted on my own site as a Classic Blog Post this year. It’s not a happy one either. A former co-worker had me watch a video I thought was some low-budget attempt at a horror movie scene, only it turned out to be real. The damn thing gave me nightmares for weeks and really screwed with my head. It just goes to show you really have to be careful who you trust with your mind.
A Nightmare on DragonCon Street 2011: Children of the Con
There’s nothing quite like a post from 2011 popping up that’s more popular than the other 150+ posts you wrote for the year. Oh, yeah. That nails the ego to the wall and says “suck it.” If you happen to like Sci-Fi/horror conventions or DragonCon in general as some of you did, plus name dropping and photos from the event, then you tooooootally hit on the right post to read. Funny thing is this is from the same series of posts where I took a little creative liberties and wrote about the Wil Wheaton cult I ran into there…and the whole William Shatner serving me tea thing in the morning. Ah, good stuff.
I’m actually kinda glad I’m cutting this off with the Top 5. Why? Because #6 was also from 2011 and was essentially met pontificating what it would be like to be mounted by three very specific adult film stars. Apparently I’m not the only one who still has these fantasies, though. Ya’ll are a bunch of perverts. You know that right?
My kind of people!
Kristoffer Gair (who formerly wrote under the pseudonym Kage Alan) is the Detroit-based author of Honor Unbound, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To My Sexual Orientation, Andy Stevenson Vs. The Lord Of The Loins, Gaylias: Operation Thunderspell, several short stories featured in anthologies (to be combined in a forthcoming book), the recently re-published novella Falling Awake, its sequel, Falling Awake II: Revenant and Falling Awake III: Requiem.
3 Responses to “Proof For My Hubby I May Have Written Something People Read”
January 24, 2013 at 11:17 am
Nothin’ wrong with reposting, Kris…those who read them first time around will probably enjoy reading them again, and you’ll be reaching a whole new audience who came aboard after the originals were posted.
Still a real tragedy about Kristopher. How do you go about being a cyber-adoption participant?
Keep up the good work!
January 25, 2013 at 6:28 pm
It’s kind of a Facebook app. You can designate people as relatives and such. I think I may be an international uncle at this point, too.
Vincent Ravencroft says:
February 4, 2013 at 12:10 am
Sorry to just now be commenting on this blog post, Kris, I am just getting caught up, as I had missed some (including this one), since school started back. I rather enjoyed reading this one, with the reminiscing on past posts. I also wanted to let you know that you have the wrong date for lil bro Kristopher’s death, it was April 29th that he passed away on, and May 1st that G had posted on Kristopher’s wall (using Kristopher’s own account) to let us all know, of his passing. I still remember bawling til my eyes were puffy, after reading about Kristopher’s passing on his wall. He was the best online lil bro ever. Hugs to you, Kris