'Conservative lesbian' breaks Wikio

by CynthiaYockey on June 6, 2009

The phrase “conservative lesbian” isn’t exactly an oxymoron, but it does describe a very rare bird. Even at CPAC, when a libertarian radio host whose name I can’t remember wanted to prove to me that I was really a libertarian instead of a conservative and walked me over to the libertarian booth personally so I could take their test, was visibly astonished when my test showed I was smack dab in the center of their conservative bull’s eye along with only one other person. In fact, the guy who marked my test said as he put my dot in the bull’s eye, “You’re a rare bird.”

Tell me about it.

When I was starting this blog in January and I checked the number of searches in a month for the word “lesbian” versus “conservative lesbian,” I found that for a term that is searched over 22 million times a month, I had targeted a niche searched 140 times a month. (Gloom.) I tell you, gentle readers, it’s a gift. After a lifetime as a liberal Democrat, pining and praying for a return to the happy days of a Democrat president with a majority Democrat Congress, didn’t I convert to being a fiscally conservative Republican just when all of that was within my grasp?

Whatever, as a new blogger I am still discovering ways to promote “A Conservative Lesbian” and today I found Wikio and immediately broke it:

Wikio screen capture of my search for blog posts with the key phrase "conservative lesbian." Wikio does not consider URLs in indexing content, so my URL "aconservativelesbian.com" didn't help me.

Since Wikio helpfully suggested I myself could publish a story on this subject — well, now I have.

You’re welcome.


Oh, for heaven’s sake, now my new Wikio vote button shows up on my other posts, but not this one. Well, the sun just came out after three days of rain, so I am going to work in my heirloom tomato garden because I can fix this after dark.

Update, 6/7/2009:

Mixed success — “A Conservative Lesbian” is now on Wikio, but Wikio is not entirely on “A Conservative Lesbian,” since the Wikio vote button still is not loading consistently.

"A Conservative Lesbian" appears on Wikio.

"A Conservative Lesbian" appears on Wikio.

Update, 6/7/2009: Welcome, Legal Insurrection readers, and thank you, Prof. William A. Jacobson, for selecting this as your post of the day. Since the Wikio vote button now is working on this post, anyway, I hope y’all will vote for this post, and I thank you in advance, if you do.

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Dan Levy June 8, 2009 at 11:49 am

Hi Cynthia, glad to see the issues with the button sorted themselves out.
If you have any further problems do let us know.

Dan Levy’s last blog post..It’s hard to be bipartisan with catty, petty Republicans like Iowa’s Charles Grassley (AMERICAblog)

Cynthia Yockey June 8, 2009 at 12:35 pm


The button is REALLY slow to show up, so something’s not right, but it’s great that you dropped by to check on my tech support request. Thank you.


jayne May 20, 2010 at 11:53 pm

Hey there must be TWO of us then! I am a conservative lesbian as well. It’s so hard to find anyone to relate to me! Kudos to you!
Jayne, a conservative, out-of-debt, educated lesbian who doesn’t want to pay for everyone else!

Cynthia Yockey May 21, 2010 at 2:09 pm


Thank you!


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