Just before Christmas, I posted a thing called ‘I’m a loser.’ This recalled how I managed to serially lose my passport, wallet and just about everything else over a period of about a week. Each time I found something, I lost something else.
What was strange was that this got a massive audience, mainly in the US. I have a fairly healthy readership there, but this was something else. In the course of a few days, hundreds and hundreds of people read my post. Or did they?
The only explanation I can come up with is that there must be a lot of people in America who stumbled across my effort bu googling ‘I’m a loser.’
Who are these people? Teenage angst? Mid-life crisis? Who knows? Whether they actually read what I had to say is doubtful, as no-one left a comment.
It seems that there is a huge untapped readership out there for those who permanently have a half empty glass. If I start writing about herpes, divorce, erectile dysfunction etc. please send a comment warning me to stop pandering to the vulnerable.