I have an analytics question for you. The primary topic of your blog seems to change based on different phases of your life. There have been periods focusing on lifting, creating the calendar, dieting, traveling, S&M and now your poly relationship. How have your readers responded to each topic (page views, visitors, time spent per visit, etc)? Which was the most/least popular?
To answer this question, I’ll be reviewing data from February 1st, 2013 to February 28th 2014. I broke my analytics code in January, so there is some data missing (see the big dip in January). Because my traffic has been growing so quickly, its hard to weigh “popular” types of posts outside of a one-year period.
Total unique visitors during this period:
24.3 million (noodlesandbeef.com only)
Top visited pages (33% of all traffic):
This is not surprising. Its my homepage. 60% of visitors are return readers, they check my homepage for updates.
Also not surprising. “Pics of me” is in the main navigation.
My Gay Cliques Census drives a lot of traffic to my blog for people who want to read more about my research project.
I made a simple tool that shows your most popular posts for the year. It goes viral every New Years and drives insane traffic to my blog.
- Tag pages for videos, BDD, my butt, and gym advice
I wrote a post explaining my D/s relationship with carnenchiladas. It went viral on Facebook and I have no idea why.
I answered a question about making your package look bigger, and apparently thats all 16-year-old boys search for on google. The post has been shared on teenager forums and gets surprising traffic.
Top posts by type (no order):
Brunch with my pups and Chuck.
I made omelets filled with sautéed spinach, caramelized onions, and ground beef. I had leftover duck fat from the poutine I made, so I cooked everything in that. It was amazing. Topped with fresh avocado and a little lime juice.
brandedbulltank graciously gave Lil pup a gift card to Mr S. Here’s what we’re thinking of getting.
Yay or Nay?
Just some dirty praising first: 1) you're HYEEEEEOUUUUUUUGE 2) you have the most meaty, beefy, perfect and EVERYTHING ELSE butt i've ever seen, i would rim your ass all freaking day if i could 3) i've shot like 20000 gallons of cum looking pictures of your butt lol NOW a question: how do you get such gross calves? (i'm sorry if the praising was uncomfortable but i needed to take it out! lol) GOD BLESS YOU, YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL!!
Fun fact: 20,000 gallons is roughly the volume of a blue whale. There is a really good “your mom” joke in there.
I don’t really workout my calves. They’re naturally very large. Probably because of my Filipino heritage.
OK.. Here is a big one. You brake the scheme. You write as a very educated man. You have knowledge. Sometimes i think he who writes is different to who he lets be photographed. You have talent, shown on the sketches; your answers to questions are very elaborate and precisely constructed. What am i missing? A person with these skills cannot be partying all the time. I have read most of your pists and you are intriguing. Wha kind of job you do that lets you travel that much and lead such a life?
Wow, that’s quite the message. Thank you for the kind words. I think I can answer this…
I’m a polymath; I’m addicted to the rush I get from creating and doing new things. In the same way adrenalin junkies are always chasing after the next big thrill, I’m constantly pursuing projects. Drawing, writing, coding, 3D modeling, photography, animal husbandry, cooking, anything creative where I learn something new. For every project I finish I’ve got hundreds I’ve just started.
I’m so flattered by your message…but it’s nothing special. Everyone has a vice. This is mine.
Naturally, I work where I can be creative. I’ve been everything from production designer to creative director. Right now I am called a “User Experience Designer.” It’s not the most lucrative job, but I can save my money and travel a few times each year if I’m thrifty.
I don’t drink alcohol and don’t go to bars. I have a very strict diet/workout regime that requires I avoid such things and sleep promptly at 10pm. Going out to bars would keep me up to late and hinder my progress. However, I love dancing and will break my routine once every couple months to see a favorite DJ.
Thank you for sending this, Roy Lee…now I have to do TBRU! Such handsome, beefy guys in Texas…
Happy birthday, pup! I’ll let you break diet this one time…
The Dylan Pose!
Grrr, what an adorable cub doing the Dylan Pose! Thank you, Bryan!
Gym Sighting: The Casual Powerlifter
There he was, doing 605-pound squats for reps, like he was Derek Poundstone or something. I couldn’t keep my eyes off him…and I was caught a couple times staring. Embarrassing.
He had this amazing squat belt. Four or Five inches wide, leather, with an oversized buckle. It just oozed hyper masculine powerlifter…I had to have it. Cautiously, I approached him and squeaked out a question, asking him where he got his belt and if he was a “pro” lifter.
The belt was a Titan Toro, and he was a casual lifter. Or, as he explained “I was bored and now I’m lifting, like, upwards of 600 pounds.” He’s doing reps of a weight I max-out on. Sigh! Slash fiction time:
"Oh, I was just bored," he lied, casually bouncing his pecs as he recovered from his last set. Brian Shaw was no amateur lifter, and if it weren’t for his clever bleached-blond disguise, this kid would probably recognize him for the WSM-competitor that he used to be.
Kid had some legs on him…with the right training he could be a huge asset to team America, maybe even lift his way to a title at Fortissimus.
"You lifting tomorrow?" He asked, his piercing stare made the Filipino-mutt gulp and look down before nodding Yes. “Perfect,” Brian grinned, “maybe I’ll run into you, watch your form.”
Froyo with my pups at “Top a Lot.” Heh.
Hello there, I'm kind of shy and I just wanted to say that I like your blog a lot. I was wondering how you differentiate a pup from a slave/boy/sub, or are they all the same to you? I feel like I'm pretty submissive in bed and I would like someone like a Sir or something as a partner in the future, but I don't really like the dynamic of a Master/Slave relationship too much, so I'm not really sure what I would be or the kind of man I should consider being with.
I don’t subscribe to the old leather guard orthodoxy for titles and honorifics. If it resonates with you, go with it. Here’s a simple (not exhaustive) pick your own titles quiz for the burgeoning sub:
What makes you feel the most submissive?
Who has the most authority over you?
Some words have negative connotation associated with them. For me, I hate the word slave and fag. Kills my boner faster than having my butt called a boy pussy.
Some dominant titles, like Master, have immense authority…but, need to be earned through trust and respect with the Sub. I had no problem addressing a Dom in a previous relationship as Sir, but as our relationship grew I realised he was more deserving of the title Master, and I longed to address him as such.
Its my own personal believe that you use whatever lingo makes you the most submissive feeling. If “pup” resonates with you, go with it.
Nevertheless, all these terms have additional meaning in the leather community, so sometimes you might need to explain that you identify as a pup, but aren’t necessarily into pup play. It just sounds sexier than being a slave.
If you want to know more about the traditional, Old Guard usage for these titles, foxbear has an excellent writeup here.
You think funnel cakes are nasty??? Why? Corndogs, fries and funnel cakes are essential fair food!
I dislike sweets. The flavor of “sweet” is incredibly intense for me and makes me uncomfortable. I can handle sweet when used with other flavors in moderation, like the caramelized edge of a perfectly cooked steak or roast garlic.