Next month our blog will turn nine months old. And it was around this time a year ago when we first started seriously discussing the idea for what would eventually become YOMYOMF. Those meetings consisted of long dinners (food always seems to be a part of everything we do) where we would address questions about what we wanted the blog to be: Since we were all Asian Americans involved in entertainments/arts, should we restrict our blogs to that topic? Did we want to give readers the option of being able to leave comments or not? (What if people write mean things and make us cry?) What should we call ourselves? (Sung came up with the “Offenders” designation)
Eventually we decided our blog should reflect its true origins: friends/colleagues getting together over a meal and chewing the fat on any subject under the sun. YOMYOMF was born as the online equivalent of that very thing—a chance for us to virtually hang out, talk about whatever was on our minds and try to amuse/entertain ourselves. So, when we launched, we didn’t make any sort of public announcement. There was no pr or marketing. No fanfare. One day we simply got the site up, started blogging and maybe told a few friends about it. Our only real goal, if you can even call it that, was to create a community in an “organic” way. We didn’t want it to feel forced or calculated. We figured if there were other like-minded people out there, they would find us and join our virtual community. If not, our community would consist solely of us Offenders and that was fine too. Hell, we have plenty to keep each other endlessly amused.
But as the weeks and months passed, it was clear that a community was emerging that went beyond just our circle of friends (though we love our friends and hope they will continue reading until they die or go blind). Our numbers were consistently climbing. People were finding us. True, some of them were logging on mistaking this as a Megan Fox jack-off site, but we were building a loyal readership nonetheless. My fellow Offender Justin describes our site as a mom-and-pop shop and that’s as good an analogy as any. It really felt like we were winning over customers one at a time by trying to provide the best personalized service that we could.
And now less than a year later, I’m amazed not just at how many people visit our site on a daily basis but also the quality of our readership. We have some really cool readers and I have to say it’s still pretty exciting every time a comment appears on a blog I’ve written. I don’t even mind the ones that say “Go back to China and eat shit and die!” I’m just glad someone’s reading and took the time to leave a comment.
Now, I’ve often wondered how you, our readers, found this blog. So I thought I’d put the question out there to all of you—how did you first discover YOMYOMF? It would be awesome if you’d be kind enough to share your story in the comments section below and indulge my curiosity.
Oh, and one last word on this topic—I’m particularly fascinated by the keywords people use to search and find our site. On any given day when I check our analytics, I’ll see the craziest search words and have no idea how those words could direct people to our blog. I particularly love the sex-related keywords. Here are some of the searches that led folks to YOMYOMF in the past couple of weeks:
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how to fuck if your gay
fucking gays by the sea
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Todd Bridges molested
And here are our ten most popular search words ever, in case you were wondering (not including variations on http://youoffendmeyouoffendmyfamily.com/):
1. Maria Ozawa
2. Finishing The Game
3. Mannequin sex doll
4. Megan Fox
5. Hyeouk Chris Hahm
6. Erin Martin, Jeff Wong, Roger Fan
7. ipad maxi
9. “Grace Kim” Playboy
10. unicorn samurai