Me, Bandit, editor friend Carol Bryant and Dexter.
In the interest of full disclosure, this post will make a shameless pitch for why I need to win an all expense paid trip to BarkWorld 2012. What can I say? I’m desperate. Continue reading
Do we really need to know who slept with whom and what other skeletons celebrities have in their closets?
Over on another blog where I cover Christian music, I posted a quick note about American Idol season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino’s alleged overdose on “aspirin and sleep aids”.
I briefly commented in the post - again, because I rant about this frequently on that blog – that I hate writing about celebrity news. I mean, in the whole scheme of things do we need to know that a pop star may or may not have had an affair with a married man, and do the parties involved really need their dirty laundry hung out for the world to see?
But my job on that blog is to write about music, Christian music, and anything remotely related to Christian music, and since American Idol has been one of the driving forces on that blog for two years, I felt I needed to at least mention the story.
That, and I’m expected to generate a certain number of page views every month if I want to get paid.
And after two years, I have learned that news about the release of a new worship album generates zero page views and pop star gossip draws all the readers.
I call it page view whoring, and it’s the dark side of online writing. Continue reading
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