So, my blog and my mug have been in print, again, this time in the Dallas Morning News this past Sunday. Those with blogs are probably wondering, ?how much did it affect his blog traffic?
Answer: absolutely none. Just like the other times.
Dead-tree publications appeal to a different audience than do online materials is the way I explain it. Apparently nobody reading the Sunday paper leaves their couch and says "I’ll go type this URL in and have a look at that". Not helping is the DMNews online version that didn’t have hyperlinks for the URL’s (and, inexplicably, in an article about blogs left out some URL’s altogether) making it harder for people to follow the links in the story. Dead trees online.
The counter-explanation is that nobody’s interested, but that can’t be. Heh.