Oddly Enough Blog
News, but not the serious kind
I’m going to do something a little different today.
His latest one, called “Cute! A Guide to All Things Adorable,” has just been published, and I enjoyed it very much. Bart offers clever insight into what makes things seem cute, and why.
My readers are interested in cute stuff, so I sent Bart six photos that have appeared here. I asked him to apply his own criteria and grade them on cuteness, which he was nice enough to do.
Blog Guy, I guess this is a tough time for you. I mean, it’s summer and people are doing other things, so your blog traffic must have dropped.
Is there anything you can do to attract readers? You know, any little tricks?
Well, normally when it gets really bad I pay a chimpanzee to feed milk to a tiger cub. Then I get photos that are adorable beyond comprehension, and run them in my blog.
Blog Guy, have you ever done anything as a blogger that you’re really ashamed of?
Nothing that anybody can prove.
Okay, okay, I guess you’ve heard I hired Medo the Bear Cub to do cute stuff on my blog today. I mean, we’re heading into the summer lull and I need the traffic.
What’s up, Blog Guy? You look concerned about something.
I am. I just saw these photos of two panda cubs born in Spain.
They’re adorable! What’s wrong with that?
Did you miss the part where I said they are in SPAIN, the place where poor creatures are slowly tortured to death before slobbering, bloodthirsty crowds?
Regular readers know this blog normally overflows with irony, sarcasm and the absurd, and is no place for sloppy sentiment.
Except where animals are concerned. Several times a year, I feature animal photos that I hope will bring a smile and make readers happy to be alive.
Okay zoo staffers, I’m sick to death of all the other zoos in the world getting famous from really adorable animal babies. Polar bears and elephants and such-like. And don’t even get me STARTED on the pandas!
All we ever come up with are butt-ugly animals who make the school children cry and run away in horror.
Blog Guy, what’s the most shockingly shameless thing you’ve ever done to attract reader traffic to your blog?
Um, I’m guessing it might be posting pictures of a cat breastfeeding an injured squirrel while her kitten snuggles with it, and the little kitten and the squirrel hugging each other, and the squirrel eating out of the cat dish….
Okay class, where does every cute animal on earth come from?
That’s right, Germany! And Chad Ruble, who apparently gets a commission on every German zoo denizen he uses online, has a great elephant baby today.
He also has real estate news, whether you’re looking for a quaint town or a piece of the moon.