The Power of Proper Tags

Over on The Grumpy Blog, I posted a piece on Ms Debbie Delamar, who claims to be the proud owner of Britain’s Biggest Fake Boobs. She’s been all over the media (or the gutter press, if you prefer) this past weekend.

It wasn’t a particularly unusual post, in the sense that it was pretty much what I was planning for the The Grumpy Blog, that is to say, me moaning about something I’ve seen, heard or read.

What’s interesting is that I ‘tagged’ the post with what seemed to me to be relevant tags – just like I’ve tagged this one. Again, nothing unusual – I try to tag all my posts.

But blow me if I didn’t get a shock when I looked at the blog stats last night (and, indeed, again this morning). Massive amount of hits. Massive. The most I’ve ever had on any post ever. Okay, that may be an exaggeration, but more hits than I expected, given it this is a new blog.

And the really good thing is that because I’ve set up this blog and the grumpy blog with a menu that takes you to my ‘regular’ website, I had a spike in hits there too. This can only be a good thing, surely.

So, the moral of this little post is this, tag your posts properly and write about popular/controversial stuff and you’ll get more hits. Now, it’s not like I didn’t already know that, but to have it proven in such stark terms on one post on a new blog – You get the idea.

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