|The Acropolis in Athens (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
It's not necessarily Greek to me why the zombie genre is so popular in modern culture. Humans have long been interested in reanimation and resurrection as well as the supernatural aspects of the living dead. We're scared and yet morbidly fascinated with the concept of zombies. I'll give you my theory about the popularity of zombies this coming Friday November 7th.
This post today is not a real post, or at least not in the sense you might expect. If anything this post is more related to what Alex J. Cavanaugh was talking about in his post that asked the question "Have authors killed blogging?" In short Alex was wondering if blogging has been hurt by too much promotion by authors.
I'm not trying to sell anything, but my post today is all about promotion. The "Zombie Acropolis" title is merely a come-on somewhat related to my most recent topics. As you might know, blogging experts recommend a catchy title to lure visitors to your posts. If for no other reason, I figured that my chosen title might lure a few folks to chide me for misspelling "apocalypse". And since zombies are an attraction of themselves I thought some zombie fans might stop by as well.
I don't mean to disappoint anyone, but count this as another blog experiment--like maybe Dr. Frankenstein might come up if he had been a blogger. Besides I've had this title sitting in my to-go queue since spring when I was developing my short blog posts for the summer vacation season.
By the way, on the subject of attention getting blog titles, there has only been one stand-out post traffic wise on Tossing It Out of late. For the most part traffic here is adequate, but not overwhelmingly amazing. Not viral. The posts where I've taken part in some fest or interactive event usually get the most visits. However the biggest surge on this blog in the past several months was the post with the title "That Wasn't Very Nice". I'm guessing that a lot of visitors were expecting some real dirt about something bad that happened. Instead they found a post about ballet and Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. I thought that the topic was very interesting, but judging from the relatively small number of comments compared to the high number of visits on that day I'm guessing that most visitors were not particularly interested in the topic I was presenting. I suppose that some might have thought I was not very nice in insinuating that they were going to get to read about something not very nice and they found a story on The Rite of Spring instead.
Still, I'm going to promote a few things right now. First don't forget the Wednesday Insecure Writer's Support Group monthly meeting to be held at hundreds of blogs including my own. My post will be staying kind of on topic with death, zombies, and whatever comes to my mind between now and then. Coming on Friday, as I mentioned earlier, I'll be divulging my zombie theory and announcing the winner of my most recent Battle of the Bands vote.
And speaking of voting, U.S. citizens don't forget to vote tomorrow Tuesday November 4th. Let's vote the old bums out and bring the new bums in. It's a pain in the bum, I know, but someone's got to stir the political pot now and then and that someone is us.
But whether you're voting in the political elections or not, don't forget the really important vote! If you haven't voted on your favorite song version in my Battle of the Bands please do so as soon as you've finished reading this outlandish post I've put up today. Please!
Aren't you glad I don't have a book to promote! Can you imagine?
Are you a fan of the zombie genre? What type of blog promotion annoys you the most? Is there anything that's keeping you from voting in the Battle of the Bands (and don't say you don't know anything about the music--you don't have to know anything, just listen)?
Now go vote at When I'm Dead and Gone.