Musing: How TO get a million blog hits a day

February 23, 2007

Two months ago I wrote an article called “How NOT to get a million blog hits a day,”discussing some ways people use controversial topics as a way to generate exposure to their website.  Well, I’m glad to report that I discovered on topic which did generate a lot of exposure for my own site during the past three months, and that is the Dodge Nitro commercial “Beautiful World.”  In four months, my site has been visited 1667 times.  The Dodge Nitro commercial post has received 712 visits, accounting for 43% of the site activity.  See?  A simple commercial is all it takes, and not pictures of Saddam hanging or Spears walking around without underwear on.

Now I love the commercial for both the song and the special effects, but I never guessed that so many of you out there also felt the same.  To all of you who visited the site, I want to say thank you, and I hope I can find another commercial for your enjoyment.

Musing: How NOT to get a million blog hits a day

January 2, 2007

Just scrolling through some of the hottest blogs/posts of the past few weeks, I have seen a trend which concerns me.  Like with most sensational media these days (CNN, Washington Post, Fox News, New York Times, etc), controversial and negative news dominates our lives.  Everywhere you go you see things like still and video images of Saddam’s hanging or Britney Spears walking around without underwear for no real reason other than it catches peoples hidden desire for things which are traditionally taboo.  There is nothing wrong with knowing about such events; however, to have this constantly being pushed in your face at the sake of other newsworthy items shows lack of integrity instilled in our modern media.  Integrity has been replaced with ratings.  Content has been replaced with sales.  To see so many top blogs/posts which mirror the modern actions of the mainstream media is a bit disappointing.

Here at MODU’s Musings, I will do my best not to post topics of this nature simply to drive up my viewership.  While my analysis of Apocalypto or the Antikythera Mechanism might not be as interesting as watching the cell phone video of Saddam dropping to his death, it is family friendly and positive, as well as being self-satisfying.  Again, there is nothing wrong with posting the above mentioned items, since the sharing of data is the best way for us to become smarter individuals, and knowledge will set you free.  If you are looking for these kind of topics on my site though, you will be highly disappointed.

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