To Sarah or Not to Sarah
July 4, 2009 § 34 Comments
Recently, in response to Tannerleah’s post about Sarah Palin, I flipped off a short poem (Ode to Sarah Palin) and then posted a fictitious response (I Got a Response from Sarah Palin!). The unexpected result was a huge spike in my blog stats (which I consider unmentionable). Since Sarah’s press conference yesterday, my stats have shot star high again.
When this happened two weeks ago, I had a Twitter exchange with friend and blogger John Turner. He’s a practical man and an expert in music, marketing and communication. I told him I was uncomfortable with the spikes and having an ethical dilemma, since I’m not a Sarah supporter; his response was to enjoy it and take advantage.
What are your thoughts? Would you drive stats by posting something solely to drive them or is that an ethical dilemma for you?
And now I’m doing it again with this post. I’m doomed.