Dear fellow journalists,
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for writing so much about me. Thank you for calling attention to my site. For the mentions, the links, the constant discussions, the hashtags, etc.
And one of the big reasons is…YOU. So I appreciate everything you have done for me. I never imagined I would be in an industry where my competitors are actually helping me get stronger…AND FOR FREE! Wow! So cool!
I mean, who needs a marketing team when I have rival journalists far and wide talking about me incessantly, mentioning my site, introducing casual entertainment news consumers to my stories … and setting the table for national coverage as I continue to post items that piss you off. I mean, since everyone hates me, I just thought that they would NEVER mention me. Especially since that’s the way to make people go away -- just stop paying attention. But you know that, right? It’s so easy…and exactly what you tell little kids. Just ignore them.
But boy, am I lucky! Nobody’s ignoring me…instead, all of you keep me relevant, keep me in the conversation every time I sneeze…and -- just like that -- I became a force in your industry. I am so grateful.
So once again, thank you for spreading the word. As the old saying goes...no press is bad press. And this week sure proved it. And who knows, at some point, we may be colleagues. How did THAT happen?