When I decided in December 2019 that I was going to write every day for a year, I didn’t really have a theme in mind. I just knew it was a goal I couldn’t dismiss. Up to that point, I’d had this blog for about 9 years. I’d also written for television, and written two children’s books. (Big and Small, God Made Them All and The Brave Bamboo). Shout out to two amazingly gifted illustrators Laura Watson and Teresa Ramos, hiyooo!
Anyway, the blog. Sometimes I posted a few per week, other times it was one every few weeks. There was no rhyme. There was no reason. It also should be mentioned that where I was working for half of the last 11 years included a lot of writing. I know you thought I used to be a male stripper, didn’t you? Nope. So from writing (not twerking) every day at work, there was probably definitely (does that even make sense?) an element of exhaustion when I got home each night, not wanting to write more.
So what are the topics I choose, you might be asking? Well, when you’re writing every day, sometimes (a lot of times!) it takes a bit of creative thinking. Like this one. Other times, they might be about things I never thought I’d write about — *ahem* peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Among stuff I’ve discovered during the whole process of writing for a year, and now doing the same thing in 2021, is that I enjoy researching and writing about commercials. Sometimes it’s one I’ll see on TV, other times it’s an ad during a streaming show through Hulu or other apps. Usually what grabs my attention is the music; it seems to be the case that ads with great (memorable, nostalgic, catchy, emotional, etc) songs are searched for the most by viewers around the country.
Within the joy of writing these types of posts is the contacts and connections I make when doing the research. I’ve conversed with some of the nicest people who have gone out of their way to help me. Ohhh, I’m reminded of something else, so a quick side note is this: I sometimes write about music videos and come across a bunch of kind people there, too. People that don’t really need to stop what they’re doing to help out a guy with a blog he does as a hobby, but they do. And that guy is so appreciative (it’s me, I’m that guy)!
With all that said, now might be a good time to mention which commercials seem to be searched for the most in Google and other sites. Check out the list below and as a bonus– I’ll wrap this post up with a video of my sister’s dog peeing for over 2 minutes. It’s potty time, but at the same time, it’s marvelous.
Where ya at, people who measure Guinness World Records?
-Out of the Wilderness