I have finally made it to the 200 post mark, well 202 because I hadn’t checked my stats recently. Again I am amazed that I have kept this blog up, that my brain has had 200 (and 2) separate thoughts that I felt were interesting enough, or funny enough or important enough, to be immortalized for all to read. Forever and ever. On the internet.
So let’s talk about a few of these tremendous, colossal, amazing posts.
The most popular post was, as expected, My Letter to Özgecan. I was amazed at the response that I received from everyone to this post. Özgecan’s death sparked a lot of debate here in Mersin and in Türkiye regarding violence against women. Three men are currently on trial over Özgecan’s murder and will face a life sentence if convicted of charges including “murdering with a monstrous feeling”. Türkiye does not have the death penalty (although perhaps it should).
The post that caused the most outrage (and had me forcibly removed from one of those Turkish groups on Facebook) was, 10 Things I Hate About The Turk. Written in jest it seems that this post upset every Turk within 100 miles and perhaps it can be said that my sense of humor does not translate into all languages.
Yesterday’s most popular post is Satan Called. I agree it is “kinda” hot here in Türkiye at the moment although perhaps not really as hot as Satan would like.
I got on my high horse quite a few times over the past 200 posts but I also fell of my throne more than once . For a bit of toilet humor enjoy Rage Against The Latrine.
The post that made me giggle was To My No 1 Fan. I am always so happy to hear from someone who has felt any emotion after reading one of my posts. The fact that this particular fan was bat shit crazy only adds to my enjoyment of the whole thing.
So enough about the posts. Now a quick rundown of other stats:
692 subscribers is amazing (a big thanks to each of you) and 738 ‘likers’ on my Facebook page (go on click on it people – you know you want to).
Over 100,000 page views is phenomenal! I mean that’s a big number. That’s a lot of people that either stumbled onto this blog or intentionally went out looking for it (which is nice).
I’ve had some crazy search terms as well including: “naked turkish moustache men”. I like that one, in fact, I am going to Google that right now and see what comes up. (Edit: DON’T GOOGLE THAT!). “I am selfish” – I think maybe this is a running theme with my blog. How about “Let’s have sex tonight” – hey, I just met you, and this is crazy but here’s my number … um, no thank you but it is definitely nice to be asked. “Ball busting bitch”. The triple “B” threat. This one is also obviously about me. I don’t know how Google sends these people my way but my definite favourite search term would have to be “mersin hate sad cookies”. This one just shouts out my name doesn’t it? I did actually also Google “mersin hate sad cookies” and had to scroll through about 30 pages of rubbish before I found myself so whoever that searcher was must have really, really – REALLY – wanted to find me! And anyway just who hates cookies in Mersin anyway and why would someone who hates cookies in Mersin want to Google it and make their way through pages of crap before coming across my page? And just precisely why are the cookies sad? Who made them sad? Who the feck are these people that make the cookies sad? To hell with them!
Finally I have received so many lovely messages from you guys. I want to thank you all. If you do ever find yourself in Mersin please look me up, well unless you were the one that Googled “mersin hate sad cookies” anyway.
Here’s to another 100!
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