By leebmx 29 Comments
I have been loving this site for a while and over the last few months have been getting more active amongst the community in my own low-key way. My first Blog Post went up the other week which I was please to see attracted a meagre and not entirely troll-full debate. It’s a good feeling when you find somewhere, whether it be in the real world or the virtual, where you feel at home and among relatively like-minded people.
So there I am feeling more at home each day, and lo and behold each time I sign in I find my Profile views are growing in number. First up to 10 and I get the quest and then up to 100, 200 and away. Wow, I think why can this be, am I really such an interesting chap that people want to dig deeper behind the words and find out a little bit more. Pathetic as it might be I feel slightly warmed by the fact that people are interested even though they will find out exactly nothing by clicking on my Profile page.
So I go to my Profile with the thought of maybe adding some greenery to the desert of information which currently greets any visitor. As I stop to think my eyes slide up to my avatar, a cool photo I found a month or so back of a girl representing the Hindu God of Gaming. Then a jolt, and I think, wasn't it a month ago that my Profile views started to build up? A shiver of shame runs down my spine. You fool!
Each little click on my Profile has just been a male GB'ers pavlovian response to the attractive female posing next to my name, and every view of my Profile has been through the disappointed eyes of the same lonely male gamer who thought that maybe, just maybe, a slim six armed brunette might want his grubby eyeballs all over her personal details.
I guess I'm as vain as you lot are shallow.