Blogging In A Post-P***s Snow Sculpture World (NSFW)

In the real world, there are eras we will never forget.
Post-9/11. Post-Vietnam. Post-Thatcher (for my British friends).
But in my blog world, I’ve have a feeling I will be living in a post-penis snow sculpture era for some time.
It’s at once a thrilling and daunting prospect.
You see, on an average day my blog has 40-80 views. On an exceptional day, I’ll get 100-200 views. My record for daily views was set back in January when WordPress was kind enough to “Freshly Press” a post I did about music to set a romantic mood. That record? 629 views. I was elated.
I don’t post new content on a regular basis, and when I do write, it doesn’t necessarily have a broad appeal. I like to imagine that one day An Inland Voyage will be my multi-media empire with millions of fans. But for now, it’s a hobby. I’m happy that anyone takes the time to read this blog. If you’re reading this now — thank you, thank you, thank you! If I only wanted to write for myself, I’d just have a diary. But this space is for me AND you.
So now that you have some background on An Inland Voyage, I can drop the bombshell: After I posted the blog “Hard News Tip: Yankton Sculpture Was A Big ‘Wiener’ … Uh, Winner!” Tuesday morning, it started getting a lot of attention and people were really nice about sharing it with their Facebook friends (like this Facebook community did). By the end of the day, I was beside myself because my blog had been viewed more than 1,500 times. That was more than double my record.
But in retrospect, it was a small ripple before the tidal wave.
On Wednesday, my blog kept at a steady pace. People evidently share my sense of humor and find a six-foot snow sculpture of male genitalia pretty funny. (I’m relieved to know I’m not the only one!) Late in the afternoon, I had broken the previous day’s record by 1,000 views.
Then, things went nuts (sorry, I’m still running with this). Suddenly, I was getting 1,000 or more hits an hour.
I ended the day with 7,904 views.
That’s a huge number for this little blog in Yankton, S.D. It’s flattering, I love it. Thanks to the Yankton residents who made such an admirable and, to some, obscene sculpture about which I could write and post pictures. (Do you know how many guys have joked with me that they were the model for it? Everyone wants to claim this bone as their own.)
But now I have to start thinking about what’s next.
Will the apex of my blogging career essentially be a giant dick joke? Am I going to be known as “the blogger with the penis sculpture photos”?
I’ve written about economic inequality in the United States, the causes of violence in America and various awesome bands that I wish everyone on the planet loved as much as I do — and the audience for a snow boner outstretches them by a mile.
Ha. … ha, ha, ha. Excuse me. Ha, ha, ha.
When I think about it, this all makes a lot of sense.
Half the population has wieners, and they are a source of great concern for a lot of men. Additionally, a large portion of the remaining population has some experience with them. Sure, none of those wieners are six feet tall and made out of snow, but you get the drift — I’ve written about a subject with a broad appeal.
So of course I’m tempted to just keep writing about male genitalia. Maybe I could throw in some female genitalia jokes to mix it up every once in a while. (I’m kind of embarrassed to point out that two of my last three posts have, indeed, been related to the private parts of men. Have I gone back to elementary school? Am I in an Adam Sandler movie???)
However, I can assure you that isn’t going to happen. (Oh, hey, no need for boos!) I’m still going to write about whatever inspires me. It’s all I can do. I hope that many of you will find those other subjects interesting enough to keep following along.
Sure, this blog is probably going to be living in the shadow of a six-foot snow penis for some time to come.
But one day, it will melt away and another great blog post will rise to take its place as the most-viewed entry on this Inland Voyage. I’m looking forward to the challenge, and I hope you’ll come along with me for the ride.
My dear blog readers, you are the best — and for that, I salute you!

This photo captures the sculpture in more detail.

Dear readers of An Inland Voyage: I salute you!

(Sorry! Sorry! I just had to post it ONE MORE TIME!!!)

2 thoughts on “Blogging In A Post-P***s Snow Sculpture World (NSFW)

  1. On my best days, I have about 5 readers, so I can only imagine your elation. But I gotta tell you, I scored a short term job because of a weenie blog post. I don’t know, something about the subject matter just gives folks…well, a rise.

    Have you seen the movie Super Bad? Maybe not the greatest movie ever made, but this weekend, in the height of your your post p**** period, you should give it a watch. Trust me on this.

    • Wow. I’m still waiting on the job offer to emerge from this. Ha. Congrats on your success!
      I’m very familiar with “Superbad.” I’ve seen it two or three times — but it may not be a bad idea to revisit it again. I love that film!

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