For years, as first an amateur geek, later a half-decent blogger and later still a professional geek posing as a marketing wonk, my thoughts on what makes you popular online were – be inventive, always be interesting, chat to your audience and always bear them in mind, and above all strive to not be formulaic nor mimic everyone else, and you’d have a happy appreciative audience and become popular and influential.
Then today I found how to actually win an audience:
OK, snark apart, LOLGRIFFIN was a lot of fun to do. Out of the ones I made, this is my fave and this a close second. Many of the other good ones are not my wor, but from contributors who’d rather stay anonymous. Having not been around on the blog scene for a bit, it’s nice getting some attention again – a la the Daily Mail headline generator – and it will spur me to write a bit more often. So to 20 or so people who added me on Twitter and the few who checked out this site as a result, thank you, and to the five people or so who still subscribe to this blog: this shall spur me on to write more in the very near future. Promise. Proper promise. This time. I swear.
(No seriously guys this time I mean it. Tomorrow hear me
rant about discuss exactly what it is that connects Bill Clinton, bacon and Donald Knuth. Of sorts. With swears. Just like the old days. I promise.
Update (21/11): I’m so sorry. I couldn’t resist. Perhaps the first example of where using Hitler isn’t inappropriate for this kind of video.