All the News That's Fit To Print
By user12607856 on Jun 08, 2007
Every now and then on our internal bloggers alias, you'll see a post asking "how can I get more hits for my blog". Invariantly, you see a reply saying something like "mention Paris Hilton".
Now personally I consider this a load of old bollocks (not to be confused with /dev/bollocks or it's Web 2.0 equivalent). I could mention Paris Hilton until I'm blue in the face, and it's not going to affect my blog hit count. Of course if I was Paris Hilton and had my own blog, that would be a different story.
What I did wonder though was whether posting about some of the "top" new stories would have an effect. So I've picked three items below from top news sources and added in some of my own poignant commentary.
- Paris Hilton - In Jail or Out of Jail? Make up Your Mind!
"Baca insists that Hilton's release had nothing to do with her social status and a lot to do with a 'severe medical condition'."
- Bono And Bob Geldof Meet With George Bush
Bush, who called Bono an "an amazing guy”, gave some impression of the gravitas of the occasion by telling reporters, "Hanging out with good company, aren't I?"
- Dropout Bill Gates returns to Harvard for degree
"'I've been waiting for more than 30 years to say this, Dad, I always told you I'd come back and get my degree,' Gates, 51, told the crowd, which included his father, also named Bill."
I'll now sit back and watch the hits come rolling in.