The reader question bag is looking a bit dry and angry this morning. It’s my last day, so I care as much as the honey badger right now.
So instead of answering questions, I will share with you true facts about running the Microsoft Pri0 blog.
True fact: The best headline I could ever write to get clicks is “Steve Jobs” anything. I wrote a throwaway blog item about how an iPad app developer got a phone call from Jobs explaining why he was turned down. Scads of traffic.
True fact: Twitter can be a useful reporting tool, such as this Twitter Q&A with former Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck about his Windows Phone and iPad. Seriously though, Twitter is now a vital part of reporting.
True fact: People who comment on this blog are not necessarily the people who read this blog. This pie chart below represents the people who comment on this blog.
True fact: Sometimes posts will attract great reader comments, such as the thoughtful comments in this story about the end of Microsoft’s antitrust saga. (Although technically this was a front page story for The Seattle Times, not a blog item.)
True fact: No matter what I do, I will never be able to compete for Web traffic with my spouse, Danny O’Neil, who writes the Seahawks blog for The Seattle Times. Until I start reporting about Steve Jobs.
True fact: If you click on this honey badger video, there is foul language. The honey badger is also the code name for a Bing software update. (Video courtesy of Youtube user Czg123.)
Update 11:36 a.m.
True fact: This is a snapshot of who reads the Microsoft Pri0 blog, according to a poll we ran in April 2009 when I first started.