Saturday, January 03, 2004
JUST PUT YOUR HEAD IN THIS LITTLE NOOSE...
As part of my King of the Blogs Judge duties, I am to review the answers to this week's Host's Challenge Question:
We all know flattery works, well it does at the King of the Blog
Tournament also. Your job is to write an advertising piece that
includes reasons to visit each of the judges and the host, and why you
feel as King of the Blogs you can help them each get more hits and
readers. Also pointing out why your worthy adversaries are not able to
do this would be advised.
The entrants' answers can be found here. These are simply my reviews. I'm omitting the scores to increase the suspense.
Good points: Managed to link everyone once and made some promises.
Probably trustworthy to deliver on them, being Christiany & all.
Bad points: Only 1 link per judge. Didn't mention blogger names. Gave
no compelling reason to click the links. Text was dryer than a Bob Dole
campaign speech. Please review my "How to Drive Traffic" post.
Good points: Egotistical with bouts of moderate insanity
Bad points: Where's my link?
Wolf Who Sends Flowers
Good points: Extra points for creativity above and beyond the call of
duty. Links galore, and ass-kissing the likes of which usually runs me
about $50. Sweet & tasty. Obviously did a LOT of homework for this
Bad points: None visible. Well, Foxgirl did forget to include naked pictures, but that's a non-deductible offense.
Good points: I'm a sucker for poetry. A lot of thoughtful, creative
effort went into this one. Nice finesse on working Evangelical
Outpost's hyperpolysyllabic name into the poem.
Bad points: Some forced rhymes & a few awkward rhythms, but not too
bad, considering the material. Had the misfortune of having to compete
against Foxy's epic.
Vigilance Matters (Current King of the Blogs)
Good points: Cocky, annoying arrogance. Always a plus in a monarch.
Good effort on keeping with a theme - nice storytelling and/or
Bad points: I'm still not sure how my bloody death at the hands of the Yahoo-ite barbarians will increase my site traffic.
Good points: Answered the question
Bad points: Only answered the question. No style points here. Reads like an autopsy report, albeit a polite one.
And as a general comment to all entrants, I'm surprised no one thought to link individual entries on the judges' blogs, thereby demonstrating the entrant's traffic-driving abilities.
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