Diane Girdles the Globe
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Diane Girdles the Globe
Kato, what do you mean by “Diane girdles the globe”?
Do you have any idea?
Well…, I went over to London, and now I’m back here in Vancouver, but I don’t think I’ve ever circled the world.
You haven’t covered the whole world, but you’ve almost covered the globe through my readers.
…trotted over this earth through your readers? … What’s that supposed to mean, Kato?
Diane, take a look at the following chart.
This is a list showing the number of page views visitors made on my following blog site:
So, you’re saying that those Net surfers came from the above 48 countries, aren’t you?
Yes, I am.
You told me the other day that you’ve got several other blogs.
Yes, I have. To be exact, I’ve got eighteen blogs and one web site as follows.
So, you call those sites as “Denman Syndicate,” don’t you?
Yes, I do. You see, Diane…you haven’t met those visitors from the 48 countries, but they virtually met you and imagined you as the following pictures:
So, in a sense, you visited the above 48 countires and met each one of the readers… I mean, virtually. That’s the reason I said you almost covered the whole earth—that is, you girdled the globe.
I see. I wish I could meet each one of those visitors…must be a lot of fun!
Yes, I’d say so. They seem to have really enjoyed your story.
Here it is.
But, Kato, I wonder how they could possibly find the article that includes my story.
It’s quite easy. By now, so many Net surfers know your name. They simply search on GOOGLE, entering your name like this:
Wow!…amazing!…249,000,000 hits and my name appears in the third as well as fourth article.
So I told you. You’re really getting popular among Net surfers.
I doubt… but how come your articles show up in the first page?
Well… as I told you, I’ve got many sites.
You see… The number of visitors is increasing month by month since I’m working as hard as possible to write interesting stories. Besides, Diane, you’re helping me a great deal, writing me many pieces of interesting mail and giving me tons of inspiration. This is such a lovely collaboration, I’d say.
I’m glad to hear that, but since your readers are mostly Japanese, I don’t think they appreciate my stories.
Oh yes, they do. They’re really looking forward to reading your stories.
What makes you think so, Kato?
Look at the following chart.
From 8 to 9 o’clock in the morning, 40 visitors read “Biker Babe.”
How do you know?
Look at the following snap shot of the article at http://ameblo.jp/barclay/.
■“Biker Babe” at ameblo.jp
Although I posted it in Vancouver at 4:27 p.m. on April 12, this article was published at 8:27 a.m. on April 13 in Tokyo because Japan is 16 hours ahead of us.
Diane, look at the peak time of the above chart.
Suddenly 40 people read the above article from 8 to 9.
Yes, yes, yes, … they did because they were waiting for something exciting. They knew that an article about Diane was about to come at any moment. As soon as their RSS reader received the notice of the arrival of “Biker Babe”, they clicked its title and started reading eargerly.
I don’t believe that.
There is no way for them to know that an article about me is coming along.
Well…the Japanese are quite ingenious, you know. They’re very keen to use a gadget like a RSS reader so that they could read whatever they want.
But they will never know what’s in store.
Those 40 people were quite eager to read an article about you.
But not many Japanese speak English in the first place.
No, not many. That’s absolutely true, but they can read books in English or any written materials in English. Believe me, the Japanese have been learning English since grade 7. They don’t want to speak English, but they can read the language.
Kato, are you saying that they are particularly intersted in “Biker Babe”?
Yes, I am.
Why is that?
…’Cause your story is interesting and Himiko’s monologue is quite funny. So, word of mouth spread like a wild fire in the dried-up forest.
Show me some proof.
If you say so, please take a look at the following list.
This is the list of page views ranking on April 15, two days after the posting of “Biker Babe.” Except for RSS feed (rss20.xml), “Biker Babe” is still the top of the ranking.
You see, Diane, you’re quite popular among the Net surfers in Japan. So, go to Tokyo, instead of London.
…’Cause you could easily expect a red-carper reception, and they would treat you as if the late Princess Di came into life. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, …
If you’ve got some time,
Please read one of the following artciles:
Hi, I’m June Adams.
Since Himiko-san did enter her own name into the Google engine, I also did a search entering my own full name.
I’m quite surprised to know that there are so many women with the same name as I have.
There is even a deceased woman listed in the above result.
She died at the age of 83.
I wonder if I would be able to live to that age.
In any case I was sort of relieved to see two pages, in which Kato-san talked about me.