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January 23, 2010

When a blog goes viral

Do you talk in your sleep?  Not the usual mumbling that some people in my family do, but outright talking?  If so, you better hope your spouse doesn't record it.  Or maybe you would be happy to have it recorded?  And then posted on a blog?

That's what a British wife named Karen Hughes has done.  The result?  "Sleep Talkin' Man," a blog where you get to find out the rather strange nocturnal ramblings of her husband, Adam.  And man, does this guy have an interesting dreamscape, to judge from her recordings.  And some of them, frankly, are quite hilarious (if a bit salty; wonder if he's that salty when he's awake?)

A choice tidbit, from January 19:

"My bagder's (sic) gonna unleash hell on your ass. Badgertastic!"

"No, not the cats. Don't trust them. Their eyes. Their eyes. They know too much."

"Just look at yourself. Yeah, now look at me. You don't stand a chance. It must suck to be you, I'm sure."

I'm going to click "follow" right now while I'm thinking of it.  I see my cousin has done the same, probably a long time ago (I'm so behind).  The cool thing is that each entry is so short that it won't take up much time if you want to read it every day.

What's interesting about this blog, in addition to the chuckle-inducing quotes, is how popular it has become.  It currently has 6329 Google Followers, 22,659 fans on Facebook, and 13,236 followers on Twitter (not to mention appearing on 444 Twitter lists).  This has become a true Internet phenomenon, with both Karen and Adam appearing on British talk shows (at least one, and perhaps another one coming up).  And it's only been around for about 3 months!

Sometimes, you just hit that sweet spot of a blog theme, something nobody else has done, and it just catches on like a wildfire, spreading around the Net like a bad rumor.

I'm still waiting for mine to do that.  I think I'll be waiting a long time.

Anyway, I'll leave you with another choice one from New Year's Day:

"Badger tickling: proceed with caution"

"Vampire penguins? Zombie guinea pigs? We're done for.... done for."

"I don't want to die! I love sex. And furry animals."

"Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack. Goddamnit."

(h/t: Mashable)


  1. One word. Hilarious! Thanks for the fun! Oh yes, my badger is badgertastic. LOL!

  2. lol, I'ma go click follow right now too!

  3. Actually I discovered the blog like 12 hours before you did. My husband pointed it out to me. Which is a first. He normally hates blogs. He only reads mine because I'm his wife.

  4. I couldn't get the audio to work, but either way pretty hilarious. Guess I'll be hitting that follow button too!

  5. Thanks Dave, I enjoyed a great morning laugh, and must admit that I've already hit that follow button as well!

  6. Thanks, everybody! Glad I was able to provide some laughs for you.


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