Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Here’s to Eating Your Emotions

You may know that I have a Tumblr that I treat as an online granny unit to this blog. It holds the stuff I don’t know what to do with — oh, like this and this and this, and anything else I can’t seem to thread into at least a two-paragraph post — as well as Instagram photos and desperate attempts to get a few more pageviews on Back of the Cereal Box. Sometimes, interesting things happen on Tumblr — on non-porn Tumblr, even — and at the end of last year I made a list of which of my posts actually took off in 2012. At this point, I’m guesses that last year’s most popular post may well end up becoming this year’s as well.

I mean, for good reason. It’s a spot-on illustration of word kummerspeck, a word-of-the-week I posted nearly a year ago.

At the time I posted the end-of-the-year post, I guessed that the Tumblr post would get 30,000 notes by April. It didn’t, but tonight I checked in on it.

By the time I post this, it will probably inch past 40,000 notes. This isn’t bragging, exactly, just my befuddlement at more people than there are in my hometown interacting with a single piece of content. How weird.

An upside to this? Now we know the opposite of women laughing alone with salad.

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