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Happy New Year, everyone! May your 2010 be your best year yet, filled with happiness and success, health and wealth, and all you desire while still giving reasons to live for many years beyond.

But let’s get on with business and see what kind of farter you are.

No, I’m not practicing to develop my sense of humour to be put to public use later this year on stage. I read an interesting little tidbit of info I wanted to share and see how the readers compare.

Glenn Gibson is a food microbiologist at Britain’s University of Reading and one of the world’s leading fart scientists. Yes, there are such things. If you knew the niche things people study in science, you wouldn’t even blink at this. In New Scientist magazine (December 2009), Glenn talks about kinds of farts. Not the kind classified by sound, but the kind classified by smell.

There are only two kinds of farts when it comes to smell, stinky or flammable.

The stinky kind stinks because sulfur is present, in the form of hydrogen sulfide. That’s the same compound that is partly responsible for the smell of rotten eggs.

The flammable kind is mostly methane, the same gas some people use to heat their homes. It is colorless, odorless, easily ignitable and is one of the worst common greenhouse gas that causes global warming, some 25 times worse than carbon dioxide.

Well, at least the stinkers can take heart they’re not contributing nearly as much to global warming when they fart! Short-term damage to human health, perhaps, but far better for the planet in the long run! Make sure you mention that the next time you let a stinker go!

And yes, the methane farters’ flatulence can be ignited!

So why are some farts stinkers while some are flammable?

It all depends on which type of bacteria you have most in your bowel. People with sulphate-reducing bacteria are the stinkers. They get worse if their diet is high in sulphurous foods such as eggs, white bread and red wine. In the flammable camp are people with methane-making bacteria in their bowels.

So what I want to know then, is which kind of farter are you? Just an unscientific survey for fun, ya know? Glenn never mentioned the proportion of people who were one kind of farters or the other. The answers revolve around “most of the time”, rather than absolutely one kind or the other, since nobody is one kind all of the time. I’m asking for an anonymous answer in the survey below, of course. However,  some people are just shameless and will write it out. But since I’m not the Iranian or Chinese government to censor, if you want to write it out as a comment, you go for it!

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As for kinds of fart classified by sound, other features and time of delivery, try this big complex list from The Fart Chart if you’ve got the time. Personally, I only scanned it since I’m not that into farts, and it gets dull real quickly like real farts. But the fact someone took the time to compile this list, well, that’s far weirder than scientifically studying farts!

ALCOHOL FUNNY CAR FART
Right after you have a bunch of alcohol, you let one loose.

ASS BLASTER FART
Like an M80 exploding in your ass.

THE ATOM BOMB FART
The atom bomb fart is loud as heck, and it smells bad too. Also results in a big explosion, and everyone falls to the ground.

BALLS TICKLER FART
This is when you let the gas escape very slowly while sitting in the bathtub. The tiny bubbles come up round your balls and often attach themselves to the hairs on your scrotum, but finally come to the surface as a nasty stink. (Applies to males only).

BALLSY FART / GUTSY FART
Your in a predicament where you would have to be gutsy in order to let it go…I let ‘em rip:)

BANANA FART
A roughly silent fart that squeaks out an odorous gas that smells like a rotten smelly old banana. (See COMPOST FART).

BANANANA FART
As above, but longer…..

BARKING SPIDER FART
A non-smelling fart which occurs in a crowded place. The farter cannot be identified and the sound is therefore blamed on a ‘Barking Spider’.

BARREL OF LAUGHS FART
The kind of fart when you feel it coming a mile away, so you go and sit on your friends lap and let her rip. Sounds like some one’s rolling a barrel down your asshole.

BEAR FART (aka NITEMARE ON SMELL STREET)
The kind of fart that will wake you up at night because it smells so bad! They can be either silent or noisy: But they are the stinkiest farts imaginable! “Only a bear (with a bears’ diet) could produce a smell that rotten”

BEEFY ONE
Sounds loud, and butch e.g.. ‘BRAAAAMMPPP!’. Will smell a bit like the rotting offspring of a B.S.E infected cow and a dogturd.

BLIND DATE FART (a.k.a On the spot Fart)
Happens while you are on a blind date or meeting new people. While getting to know each other, looking your best, and putting your best face forward -BRRAAMP- You pray that it wasn’t heard, and try to play it off while others look uncomfortable.

THE BOWL FART
While squatting on the bowl, anticipating the arrival of a brown trout your gut blazes a trail for it by blowing a massive blast. The deep dish and hollow bowl allow for a nice reverb effect.

BREWER FART
You try to push a brewer fart the last furlong, but it stays firmly lodged deep within your bowels. You come to the conclusion that it is some form of gaseous landmark.

THE BUBBLE FART
You feel at the edge of your ass and you think that it is gone but then it pops and is one of the most smelliest farts possible.

BUBBLE BOBBLE FART
This type of fart occurs while one is sitting. As one sits down, a gaseous bubble fart pokes out just a little bit under ones butt to cause a rocking sensation, as if one is sitting on a beach ball.

BUBBLE GUM FART
A bubbly but wet fart that smells so horribly bad you don’t even enjoy it.

BUBBLE-O-BILL FART
In the shower, cup your hands around your trouser trumpet, fill up with water, and blast away! Kind of sounds like a cappuccino machine.

THE BUDDAH
This fart is the mother of all farts. It starts out like a car’s engine vroom vroom and then it back fires (*BOOM*)and it knocks the family cat a couple of miles

BUN BUSTER FART
‘BRAAA!’ Sounds like a Beefy one, except much more sudden and much much more powerful. Generally smells egg or beefy. Leaves your asshole smarting. You really feel these babies.

BURBLE FART
Bubbly!

BURP ‘N’ FART
It’s when you burp and fart at the same time -but it doesn’t happen often.

BUSINESS CLASS REPRISAL
This fart occurs after lengthy delays at airports situated in tropical climates. After bitter arguments with flight attendants wishing to offer an assortment of Australian Sao biscuits with Albanian cheese spread, you reluctantly choose to scoff four trays of these disgusting looking but sweet smelling foodstuffs and proceed to encounter the Business class reprisal.

BUTT RIPPER FART
The kind that comes out so fast and hard that it rips your cheeks apart and makes you cry for all hell. And it smells horribly too!

BUTT ROCKET FART
This scary but predictable fart is provoked by eating large quantities of fast food at one sitting. It doesn’t make any appreciable noise until it is just about through. It is similar to the worrying fart inasmuch as the necessity to check your shorts for a stain is imminent. The smell is similar to that of a small child you just picked up and discovered that they poo pood in their pants an hour or two earlier.

CAMO-FART
If you’re sitting in class one day, and suddenly a little squeak pops out, and if someone asks you if you had just farted, be sure that your desk is tuned properly so that it may squeak at the same frequency as your fart. Then tell the person that it was your desk.

THE CATS MEOW FART (aka Metz’s EGO-TRIP)
This fart is so funky, it can only be laid by Lawrence Duane Metz in Texas. {So we are told}. It sounds like a slowly dying cat, and lasts roughly 7.5 seconds. Also, the wrinkled grin/face of agony has to accompany it!!

CHURCH HYMN FART
The kind where you’re sitting in church, you bend over to pick up a hymn book, and -PBBBBBBT!!!- a giant fart rips out. Fate dictates that you are sitting next to an old lady, who will scoot down the bench, looking disgusted. SIDE NOTE: Confucius say, Man Who Fart In Church, Sit In Own Pew.

COMPOST FART
You know the compost heap that a gardener keeps at the bottom of the garden? Well if you jump on it you will have some idea of what a compost fart sounds and smells like. Do not attempt this one while you have company.

COMPUTER FART
The kind where you are playing on the computer, and it just slips out.

CRACKER JACK FART
Just like the well known caramel-covered chocolate treat, the cracker jack fart comes with a surprise in it –and off you go to the bathroom walking funny and hoping they are not out of toilet paper.

DELAYED REACTION FART
You have the urge, but it goes away. You go on about your business and a few seconds, or longer, later, ‘BBRRMMPHH’….

DIFFICULT TO LET OUT FART
In company you feel the strong urge to fart, but people are around you, so you squeeze your asshole to stop an explosion -preferring to slowly open and squeeze the hole in quick succession, to let the gas escape silently.

THE DOG FART
You let a fart so big, that you have to blame it on the dog.

EGGY FART
Smells very much like rotten eggs (or Hydrogen Sulphide). A powerful odor which tends to put people off lunch. Often rips out in the fashion of a Bun buster.

ESCAPE POD FART
You think you got away with this one. You forced it out as silently as possible, and nobody heard. You take deep sniffs through your nose, as discreetly as possible. You smell nothing but your deodorant. Then 30 seconds later, as if released from a stasis field, everyone starts to cough and splutter. You point to the person next to you and try to look innocent.

EXPLODING MOUSE FART
While trying to hold it in, some gas gets out making a squeak noise, and since relieving yourself a little bit felt so good, you let the rest out in a huge BRAP! Resulting in the exploding mouse effect…

FAMILY STYLE FART
Sounds homemade (not like mothers cooking) Is a loud ‘pppppuuuuuuufffff’And a explosion like no other.

FLAPPING FLUTTER FART
This one’s an earth shaker, but not too deadly on the odor side. It’s distinguished by its long and loud flutter sound, and its marked vibrations are felt by all who are on the same bed or sofa.

FLORAL FLATULANTS
These olfactic confections are typically generated when on vacation in tropical destinations. They are formed from the vacationer’s new diet of wild fruit drinks, coconut oils, and various local foods. They are very unique, and to the expulsion expert they are among the most pleasant scented. Some have often tried to bottle this scent, but it cannot be captured!

FLUTTER BUSTER FART
Farting whilst seated on a vinyl covered surface.

FOGGY WINDOW FART
You’re sitting in the car at night or early in the morning, and after some time of getting the windows defogged, someone has to fart and fog the windows back up.

GLAD IT WASN’T MINE FART
So nasty in smell, odor, and sound, that you have to thank God it it didn’t come from your behind!

GNL FART
Gambled ‘n’ lost. You take a gamble that it’s going to be a fart and stay where you are, but realize tragically that this is much more than a fart…

GNL II FART
You take a gamble that it’s going to be a small quiet odor free fart, but it’s actually more like an explosion and there is no doubt that you are the stinker.

GOBBLE FART
Sounds like a turkey gobbling….

“GREETINGS!” FART
You let one rip as a greeting or a way to say, “Hi!”

GROWLING FART
Happens deep within the rectum (and therefore has no smell). Somehow never meets the light of day. Tends to growl like a dog at the vets.

GUNSHOT FART
Gunshot farts sound just like a gunshot. They are exceedingly rare. In fact they are so rare that most people don’t know they even exist. One report continues: “I have only witnessed one gunshot fart myself, my own, and almost scared the poop out of my girlfriend who was lying asleep beside me at the time. She thought it was a gunshot, and it was so named.”

HAD TO SHIT BUT ONLY FARTED FART
You run to the bathroom with the urge to purge and you let her rip, only to find that you had a huge fart. If other people are in the bathroom (public restroom you sicko’s) you are really embarrassed.

HAY FEVER FART
Basically, you fart at the same time you sneeze.

HERSHEY SQUIRT
Feels like a silent burst of air but surprisingly you have a scrumptiously, gooey, squirty surprise.

HORROR MOVIE SCARE FART
You’re watching your favorite horror movie, or a new one, and by either suspense or fright, you let one rip!

HYDRATED FLUCTUATION (a.k.a WET FART)
The original wet fart, which leaves a mark on your pants, and gives you a cold wet sticky sensation when you walk. You might not like this little bugger, but you feel right at home with it.

THE I-LOVE-YOU FART
The kind of fart that sounds like “I luv u” in Arabic!

INDEPENDENCE DAY FART
Such an explosive whopper that it sends everyone screaming out of the city center.

THE INTERROGATIVE FART
Starts out low, and rises in pitch towards its conclusion. Sounds like your ass is asking a question.

IT’S STUCK!! FART
Usually a timid fart (not much air) and while your sitting down, but when you let it out, it sticks between the cheeks as a tiny air bubble. And no matter how hard you try, you just can’t pop the sucker out, no matter how hard you squeeze.

KWEEEEEF FART
Sitting in band class with perfect posture when you let a fart that sounds like a squeaking clarinet.

LAUGHING FART
When you are laughing so hard at something you fart, and you can’t deny it cause everyone heard it and you might as well admit your guilt!

LIQUID FART
It happens when the fart comes out in such a form that it feels like some sort of diarrhea -even if it isn’t.

LONELY FART
This is the type you do when you’re on your own, so you don’t care about the smell or the noise. Usually provoked.

LOUD AND DEADLY FART
Like the silent but deadly fart -except it is heard by everyone, and it will cause people to faint.

MARIO’S JUMP FART
Named after the famous and acclaimed Mario Jump, which, well, ..you know… sounds like Mario’s Jump -TOUUNG. Rather Quiet.

THE MEXICAN FART
The one that reminds you of the taco you had the night before and it makes you hungry.

MIGRATING FART
This fart sneaks out of your butt and remains there feeling about the size of a walnut or small tomato. It is when you sit up in a more erect posture that you feel it inch it’s way upward between the crack of your ass until the crack stops. The fart then apparently dissipates somewhere behind your back or perhaps inside your shirt.

MK47-FART
Strangely enough, sounds like someone shoved an MK47 up your ass. Let it rip, ‘cos it goes on for a while.

MORNING FART
The first thing out of bed fart. Long, loud, and not too smelly.

MOTHBALL FART
Noted for coming from elderly folks- usually in a casual manner with little to no noise. But when the scent is out- it reeks of mothballs and all once kicking bugs fall limp to the ground…

MOTORCYCLE FART
This kind of goes along with the tandem fart. When someone is riding on the back of your motorcycle and you fart, they can usually smell them if they’re especially potent.

MOUTH FART
Comes out the other end but you couldn’t tell by the smell.

MOVIE THEATER FART
You are sitting in a movie theater and you have to let one go, so you wait for an opening, such as a big explosion, to let it go. (I personally did this one during Star Wars during the Death Star explosion :)

THE NEVER ENDING FART
This is the fart that doesn’t end… Yes it goes on and on my friends… George S. started it, not knowing what it was And he’ll continue farting it, forever just because.. (repeat as many times as you can)

NONCHALANT FART
This fart is normally associated with the elderly. The fart is very audible yet the farter just continues with whatever activity or conversation he or she happened to be engaged in as if it had never happened. It makes you wonder if they actually realized they did it.

NOT NOW! (a.k.a ANAL CONTROL FART)
You feel the presence of a mighty fart, and are unable to release it due to your situation. Happens on first dates, at important meetings, and on other such inexcusable occasions. You clench your buttocks together so hard that you nearly give yourself a stroke, and wait for the pressure to subside. Success depends on a number of factors, but Sods law tends to win out in the end.

ONE CHEEK SNEAK FART
This fart happens when you put your weight on one butt cheek and lift the other up. This is totally silent but often have disastrous results about two minutes later -everyone faints in that room.

ON THE SPOT FART
You didn’t even know it was there, but suddenly ‘Brrmp’.

OW OW OW OW OW FART
OH, MAN!! Does this one BURN!!

PANTY FLUFF
I heard a saying the other day, “Women don’t fart, they ‘panty fluff’.”

THE PHISH FART
When this bad biscuit erupts it has a catch of the day scent. I got a big one!

PIGGYBACK FART
Only occurs in those situations where it would be a ‘personal disaster’ to fart (e.g. crowded room, business meeting). You are holding onto this bad boy for dear life when suddenly someone else drops a LOUD one. Before the noise of this one has finished you let rip a fast a possible so both farts sound as one. This is easy if you are near the other person, if not then start talking loudly about the amazing echos in the room.

POINT BLANK FART
A point blank fart is a prank done on a unsuspecting victim by pointing your anus toward the victim’s face. This is successfully accomplished when the victim is sleeping or watching tv. Likely victims are siblings, spouses, and in-laws.

POLITE FART
You feel the urge and excuse yourself to the other room where you politely let her rip.

POOTERS ANONYMOUS
A program to help people addicted to flatulence.

PREDATOR FART
This fart is a high-velocity number that smells like a bag of duck guts. It seems to actually seek out a victim after leaving it’s maker. Usually an innocent friend in the back seat of the car or a couple of seats away in a theatre. The predator fart will skip over others in the other and wrap itself around it’s victim with a vicious fury.

PRELUDE TO A POOPIE
You feel like you have got a large Beefy one, but out comes a tiny squeaker fart, and the head of something massive. You tense your buttocks fast, lest you give birth to the brown equivalent of a zeppelin.

PRESENT (a.k.a ‘TIME I WASN’T HERE’ FART)
The type of fart which seems harmless, but then brings a small poopie as a housewarming gift. You shuffle off to the toilet, and thank God you weren’t in a business meeting when it happened. If you were in a business meeting of course, you’re screwed.

PRORR-WOOORT FART
That’s the nice, long, modulated sound it makes… Best achieved with pants down!

PULL MY FINGER FART
You ask some one to pull your finger when you feel a big gassy fart come. After they pull your finger, you fart in their face!

PUMPKIN FART
A warm, dry, fart that smells like an old Jack-O-Lantern. An aroma pleasing to the creator, but one which will clear a large room.

REALLY GOOD FAKE FART
Someone make a noise that sounds like a fart and blames it on you or someone else.

THE SHAKING FART
The one you get during class and holding it in makes your body convulse.

SHOW OFF FART
A fart that you purposely give off to show what a loud smelly one you can make.

SHOWER FART
That unwanted fart that occurs right after you walk out of the shower feeling fresh and nice. These usually leave a warm sensation to be cherished.

SILENT BUT DEADLY (SBD) FART
The type that remains totally inaudible, yet somehow causes all the occupants of a room to collapse. Can smell like anything, nasal investigators rarely have time to distinguish an odor.

SILENT….BUT EGG FART
The kind of fart you do when you’re with a crowd. It is silent, but mings like a rotten egg.

SILENT BUT VIOLENT FART
This type of fart is not heard, but will cause facial hair to disintegrate, nasal passages to blister from the burn, eyes to water, and nausea.

THE SMALL FART : It’s the kind of fart where you just hear a ‘beep’.

THE SPANISH CLASS FART : When you are sitting in Spanish and fart really loudly and say you were trying to trell your r.

SPHINCTAL NAPALM
Tends to occur a few hours after a hot curry. Never mind the smell, worry about the burning sensation and the nasty stain you know it must have left.

SQUEAKY FART
Sounds like ‘Wheeek’. Normally smells foul.

THE STAGED FART
This little number comes out is small bursts of the same length. It smells like a sack full of assholes.

STALKER FART : Occurs when you leave the room to politely fart elsewhere, and save people the trouble of breathing your flatulent devils breath. You go back into the room, but LO! The foul nasal bombardment has followed you, and you are duly criticised for poor manners.

THE STAY AWHILE FART
The one you let rip in bed a couple nights ago, that is still there and smells even worse.

STOLEN FART
Someone else lets it, but it’s so good that you claim it.

THE SYNCRONIOUS FART
More than one person farts in sync. Sounds neat sometimes.

TANDEM FART
Tandem Farts are the worst smelling and longest lasting farts ever to be recorded. They are so named since they are the only fart that is detectable by the nose on a Tandem bicycle (bicycle built for two) as it is being pedaled. A tandem fart occurs when the captain of the bike farts and the stoker smells it. As you can imagine, the fart most be extremely strong to compete with the wind and to get to the stoker’s nose. Extremely disgusting farts off of a tandem are sometimes called Tandem farts, but they can never be confirmed as true Tandem.

STEALTH FART
A stealth fart is similar to the point blank fart but uses the silent-but-deadly fart. Very effective when your bored at a party. Just when your ready to release your SBD, you would walk toward a group of guests and then release your payload and slowly walk away. Then the guests won’t know what hit them when your payload reaches equilibrium.

TENSION BREAKER FART
Usually during a test or some stressful meeting where everyone is concentrating, and someone in the room lets a fart that, rather than making people gag, makes everyone laugh. Then of course, if it was at school, people start imitating it.

TIMEX FARTVery rare fart, lasting at least 10 minutes -if not longer. A variation on the theme, the Accuse Fart is roughly the same but smells worse, and so you get the blame.

TIMID FART
Short, sweet, petite, not much odor, and not much air.

TOOT-UNCOMMON
This fart is one that happens when you are asleep and therefore not in control. Like the mummy of the famous Egyptian ruler, you lie still while it rips out. The sound may not awaken you, but the smell surely will, particularly after a night at the pub. Egyptian theme can be carried further if you trap your partner under the covers and cause him/her to share in the experience, much like the burial of an Egyptian queen in the same tomb.

TRIPLE FLUTTER BLAST
This is the fart that occurs after a hefty Chinese meal. To properly ‘perform’ it one leg must be elevated and resting on a convenient chair or stool. Happens in three short but powerful bursts.

TROUSER RIPPING SPECIAL
Sends seismic ripples to the next city. Rips the back of your pants. This fart genuinely hurts, and you can still feel it 20 minutes later. Anyone sitting nearby at the time will suffer hearing loss.

THE TWIST-OF-FATE DOG FART
The dog lets a fart so big that everyone blames it on you!

UNDERWATER FART
Often done in the bath, or while swimming. Sounds like the engine of a nuclear sub. Can be smelt on rising to the surface, and experienced windbreakers will often catch the fart in an upturned jam jar, in order to set light to them. A few others have referred to these rare creatures, so proving their existence. Somehow ‘The dog did it’ just doesn’t cut the mustard.

UNKNOWN FART
The kind where you don’t know who did it -but it has a rotten smell.

VIBRATING FART
The person sitting next to you can feel it.

WALKING FART
The kind that makes a little sound every time you take a step.

WEDDING FART
Happens when the Pastor is pronouncing them husband and wife, egg and beefy combo, Loud and deadly, the bride and groom never actually leave.

WINDY FART
The sort of fart which goes ‘Whoosh’, and is more felt than heard. A little like an SBD, but louder and considerably less toxic.

WORRYING FART
The kind which seems to be a Fart right up to the point at which you release it. At this stage matters become less sure, as it feels too solid for comfort. You go to the bathroom and check your underpants at the next possible opportunity.

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The short answer is that you never know who might be interested in your post, or when. But when they share it, it’s like hitting a little promo jackpot that’d definitely be worth your while to social bookmark enable your posts. Give them the chance to do what they want to do. Give your post the chance to be spread among a wider audience when the goodwill someone is willing to give you is available.

If you can buy into that, you don’t need to read the rest of this post. Go forth to social bookmark enable your posts if you blog and haven’t already. I happened to have provided instructions for enabling social bookmarks on  WordPress.com yesterday so that might be of help if you were on WordPress.com. Today, I’m following up on why it’s worth your while.

Let’s start with some basics for those who might not know what I’m talking about or only have a vague idea, though I promise not to get too geeky.

Social bookmarking helps Internet users share, store, organize, search and manage bookmarks of web pages via icons that do those tasks within a click or two. If you recognize some of the icons in the batch above, then you know what social bookmarking is, if you weren’t already familiar with the term.

Enabling your post with social bookmarks means giving your readers the ability to click on something you set up to social bookmark via any number of platforms. Otherwise, they might have to copy and paste your URL in some cumbersome process which would stop a lot of people from doing so when they would have loved to share your work with others.

Enabling your post with social bookmarks may or may not be a simple process pending the platform on which you blog and your computer proficiency. The method I shared yesterday is an example. It could be routine with a little practice, but it’s not something that’s all clicks, and you do have to touch code!

But is it worth it?

You will ultimately have to consider that, of course, but consider a few facts I’ve found and stories from my personal experience. Here’s a Facebook point of view.

The average Facebook user has 12o friends (Primates on Facebook, The Economist Feb 26 2009). Dang! That’s a fascinating article I’ll have to blog tomorrow as I’m stuck with this one today. Anyway, for every person who shares it, a notification gets sent out to an average of 120 other users. Hard to say how many would view your article and how many would propogate the chain, but that’s 120 plugs you otherwise would not have had. Then, at a measly 1% success rate of having those notified propogate it further, one other person who might share it would keep that first sharing effort “alive” to another 120 friends, give or take some common friends.

The real success rate might be much lower than 1% as not 120 of the original Facebook friends would view the shared link, but don’t forget whoever shared it probably has a lot in common with at least one Facebook friend that this other friend might share it as well. It’s a bit like love. You don’t have to be a match to everybody. You just need to find the one to help you propagate… although having more than one to propagate with  is not generally considered a bad thing. ;-)

The StumbleUpon method works in a different way in that those receiving what is shared is at least looking for stuff on that topic. That boost the chance they’d “stumble it” further, and this could go on for quite a long time. I’ve had posts from my Envirostats blog that’s had a few thousand views, practically all from “stumbles”, and they are still coming a year and a half later! I can’t say Facebook sharing tend to last that long, although I don’t have the metrics in the WordPress.com dashboard to really track that with absolute precision. But I’d bet a lot on it.

There are also other means that work in different styles, from personal preference to share to user votes making it more prominent. I’m not going to describe them but I think you get the idea.

Now who might be interested?

You really never know, nor when it might occur. A post from my Envirostats blog about the impact of farts on carbon emissions has never been “stumbled” to my knowledge, nor shared because I never knew how to social bookmark enable it back when I posted it. However, it’s had huge views because everyday, about a half a dozen people find that post from Googling some combination of “average number farts day”, with “farts” being the operative word. They also find info on sheep and cow fart impact on CO2 emissions and end up looking at both posts. :-)

I’m going back to stick some social bookmarks on them, now that I think about the potential still out there as people aren’t farting any differently now than a year and a half ago! :-)

Then last week, a week old post I wrote suddenly became hugely popular. It was on how people should consider creating a media stir for cash as a mean of child support, citing the 13 year old father Alfie (supposedly) and the Octomom Nadya Suleman. It was “old news” by then, but the 1,200+ views I got for it in two days, and still coming, after 60 views in a week, was from what looks to me to be a French war video game site, Factornews.com

Inspecteur Clouseau

Inspecteur Clouseau

Um… quoi???

Tabernacle!!!

Oh, no. Wait. Sorry. That’s not how they swear in France. That’s fake Quebecois swearing as they’d like to say in France. Take your pick of what you consider the worst from this youswear.com (French) list, do your best Inspecteur Clouseau impression and that’s what I’m saying!

What’s a bunch of French virtual war mongers* wanting to read and share a verbose English story that’s “old news” about a 13 year old English boy father?
[ * meant in sarcastic humour so please don't send me hate mail ]

But are those stories convincing enough for you?

They are convincing enough for me. If you have similar stories, please do share so we can all be convinced!

Flesch-Kincaid Grade Reading Level: 7.1

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