You can learn a lot from blogs

The “headline” blog in wordpress when I logged in was “naked pictures of Sarah Palin”.

The blurb said to add some search terms in your blog with “naked” and “Sarah Palin” in.  Theoretically this will drive lots of traffic to your site.

See this blog to prove the author right:

          http://expattexan.com/2008/08/31/sarah-palin-naked-photos/

I don’t need to see the evidence to believe it works though – I remember hearing about a news article with the headline “Margaret Thatcher Nude” which apparently sold a pile of papers in London  …   although (I assume) not many people were hoping to actually find such a scary photo and the paper had no such pictures or even tales of scandals.

So my next change management exercise is definately going to include “come and see some nude pictures of [insert someone newsworth]”.

Even if I need to come up with some lame acronym spelling “NUDE”, like “naturally under-represented delivery environment” with a picture of an IT Release management process.

It beats having to understand your audience and work out how to get through to them.

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About James King

I coach organisations in how to better make use of the untapped talent they have in their people and to explore new ways of understanding and solving new and old problems I live in Sydney with my wife and daughter and have no real hobbies beyond the usual boring ones of reading, writing and watching tv.
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2 Responses to You can learn a lot from blogs

  1. Expat Texan says:

    Yes, it’s actually quite discouraging that 2 throw-away posts with stupid “Sarah Palin NUDE!” verbiage has drawn over 15,000 hits in 72 hours – more than the previous 5 months of ET’s life combined.

    Perhaps it’s time for me to find another hobby if that’s the best I can do…….

  2. jamesking42 says:

    Good grief. But on the bright side 11,000 hits might have been from both political parties, either trying to dig up dirt or frightened the other side had. And if you distracted them for a while then they probably weren’t off digging up real dirt on people.

    Also on the bright side I think its a fascinating observation that it gets so many hits. There is probably a Phd in people’s thinking and why they would go to a blog with a hint of a nude picture when there must be so many other options on the internet already.

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