Tuesday, July 12, 2011

My Blog- #11 Google Ranking for "Nerdy Hipsters." Here Are Rankings 1- 10.

Last night, in between watching True Blood (the new season has redeemed the show from last season!) and reading, I checked my ranking stats. I had the #1 Google query for "national symphony video game" and the #4 Google query for "play a video game symphony." I was shocked. Saying that I was flattered that people read my blog's review of Play! A Video Game Symphony by the National Symphony Orchestra more than they went to its own website couldn't be more understated. I really appreciate my readers and am so curious on how you all have found me. This blog is less than two months old and I never expected it to get so much attention.

What struck me even more than the queries on the NSO tour, however, was that I had the #11 Google query for "nerdy hipsters."

Wow. I guess I just discovered my key audience.

I was shocked. I shockededly posted a shocked post on Facebook about it. Whilst shocked. Then made up new words like shockededly like a boss.

Minutes later, a friend posted, "So you're saying there are 10 blogs that are nerdier hipsters than yours? I'm disappointed in you."

Well said, sir. Well said.

Let us look at the top 10 Google queries for "nerdy hipsters..." because you rock my face.

10. Frontier Psychiatrist
I was super excited that I was one away from one of my favorite music videos ever. Upon clicking the link, though, I discovered that it was for a blog with the same name. With a staff and other professional things. The link is for a specific post on boxing and muay thai. I'm pleased, as someone who has been watching MMA fights for over a year and who watched Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson this past weekend.

9. Wrong Planet
I was a psych major in college, I have an MA in education & human development, I have a national certification in counseling, and my career is in mental health and social services- how could I not be pleased that this site is about autism and asperger's syndrome? This particular link is for a forum thread entitled "Are hipsters screwing over autism/nerds by being normal?"

8. The Telegraph- Scott Pilgrim Article
I heart Scott Pilgrim so hard. I'm not gonna pretend that I don't watch the movie regularly. Or have all of the graphic novels. I may even have a Scott Pilgrim poster in my bedroom, framed. Maybe. Yeah. This article is entitled "Scott Pilgrim is a purée of 2010: a portrait of nerdy hipsters that captures the zeitgeist. Not that I would EVER use that word." 'Nuff said. Wait. No. I support this article. There. Now 'nuff said.

7. Nerd Bastards
According to the site, "Every week the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut."
Works for me. Not that I know anything about being snarky. What's that?

6. I Am Bored
This particular link is for a video entitled "Nerdy Hipster Dances Nerdily on Subway." I can't view videos right now but I'm guessing that you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll call up old members of your second-grade dance troop and try to get the gang back together.

5. mattywhite.tumblr.com
Who is Matthew White? Apparently he's a self-proclaimed hipster with a tumblr account. Seventeen years old and kicking my booty. I can't hate. Do your thing, man.

4. Urban Dictionary
Yeah, I would hope that Urban Dictionary would rank higher than me for nerdy hipsters, or it means that the world has turned upside down. Or something.

3. lookatthisfuckinhipster.com
Pictures of hipsters. Hot or Not meets...uh...well...hipsters. Sorry. Got distracted by some of these creepy pictures.

2. The Moleskin App
This article discusses this new app which will allow one to write a journal on your phone. Which begs the age-old question: is it more hipster to journal on your phone or in a notebook?

1. Still Searching- Types of Hipsters
Ahhh, yes. Good. Cuz, for serious, I'm still not 100% on what a hipster is. Vaguely, sure. But am I a hipster? I dunno. I've been called one. Is that good? Is that bad? I'm not sure, man. This article does a good job on breaking down different types of hipsters. But with all of the types listed, it makes me wonder if these are simply types of...people?

But maybe I'm just an old fart at 28 and don't know any better.

Which is why I'm merely #11.