02 Jul Too Clever By Half — And a Poll
I outsmarted myself the other day. After months of hemming, hawing and finding new ways to procrastinate, I finally posted my Pitch Policy. For those who aren’t familiar with this term, it’s an outline of my policies and review practices to help PR reps send appropriate pitches. While it also covers my code of ethics regarding freebies and disclosure practices, I figured it wasn’t something most readers would be interested in.
So that I wouldn’t bore recipe seekers with such niceties, I backdated the post and gave it a permanent link in my “Want More?” section (under my photo on the left hand column).
Mission accomplished. I patted myself on the back and went on with my day.
Then a few comments trickled in.
And “mentions” on Twitter.
How’d they find this? Had I stumbled upon a hot topic? Was I cutting edge without knowing it?
No. Turns out I’d completely forgotten about my RSS feed. Not every reader comes directly to my blog. Some get read it via feed, others by email.
So, in case I have confused you, that’s why a month-old post showed up on your feed / inbox the other day.
But it also got me thinking. While Google Analytics is handy in providing stats, it’s just part of the picture. How do you read my blog? If you have 10 seconds, take my new poll. It’s on the far left, immediately under my brand-spankin’ new Pitch Policy.