Or maybe the trick is “lining the toes.” All-seeing, all-knowing Quinn Cummings explains the rise of stuff like Wikifeet:
When Mommy blogs were a thing, they all knew that if you wanted to build your audience, put up feet pictures. Like, "Look at me at the beach!" or "Here's my new pedicure color!" Create a reason and blammo, you get 5X the eyeballs.
Thank you, foot fetishists! https://t.co/fmG4jyf3Zo
— Quinn Cummings (@quinncy) May 28, 2018
I suppose I hit all the wrong mommyblogs back in the day. However, the selfie from here down — “legfie” doesn’t seem to have caught on — remains a staple of Twitter and Instagram.
Still, not everyone is pleased that these photos are being collected:
I don’t know which is worse, finding out I have a wikifeet page, or that my feet are rated just “ok”.
I HAVE STRAIGHT UP DISNEY PRINCESS FEET. THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL.
— Ashley Nicole Black (@ashleyn1cole) May 27, 2018
And it did not take long for the name of Quentin Tarantino, notably fond of the footsies, to be mentioned.
Ms Cummings, incidentally, does not have a Wikifeet entry of her own. Then again, she’s done no acting — one must be in the IMDb to be considered for WF — since the early 1990s. (She has, however, written three books.)