Friday, April 18, 2014

Yes, traveler...?

Sorry, muthsera, your frequent flier miles are not redeemable at the silt strider.
When I started this blog back in November, I wasn't exactly sure what content I wanted to feature. I was pretty sure I didn't want it to be another "writer advice" blog or "author platform advice" blog or really any kind of advice. I just wanted place to curate some of my favorite fictional places. To that end, I used verbiage suggestive of travel planning, being the clever sort of person that I am :)

Well, after my post on Vvardenfell (the fictional world of the video game, Morrowind) went live, I did what every good blogger should and tweeted about it. At that time, my Twitter account was even newer than my blog, so I probably blasted the following creatively worded tweet out to about 10 people altogether:

A new destination for the traveling escapist is available at (link to article).

At the time I was surprised that my little exposé of Vvardenfell garnered so much attention. Almost overnight it went from maybe 15 page views (14.5 of which were probably me) to 194 page views. I remember thinking it must be a fluke, and also being kind of irritated that not one of these 194 people left me a comment!

Fast forward a few months...

I finally got the hang of Twitter enough to browse my "Notifications" and discovered that way back when I first tweeted about that post, this is what apparently happened:

Once I finally put two and two together I got a real laugh out of this. I wonder if Sundance Vacations received a lot of inquiries from their customers about vacationing in Vvardenfell? Somehow I doubt very many, but it's fun to imagine, anyway!

So anyway, I just wanted to say "thank you" to Sundance Vacations for your not-terribly-accurate-yet-entertaining SEO bot on twitter. It shone a ray of hope upon my little fledgling blog, and gave me (and probably a few of your followers) a good laugh to boot!