It Pays to Advertise

It Pays to AdvertiseThe blogosphere is a crowded space so how to get yourself noticed? As in the non-digital world, the answer is to advertise.

I’ve been beavering away at Shooting Parrots for over a decade (should that be ‘parroting’?) mostly for my own amusement, but I’ve never kidded myself that my witterings are anything more than notes in the margin of events.

I have my loyal visitors, in the same way that I have the blogs that I visit regularly, mostly because we share similar views or interest in the ephemera and obscura of the modern world.

I started a regular Sunday Round-up in January, snippets spotted and collected during the week that I didn’t have time to blog about. This has gone down well with some readers and one of them, Yorkshire Pudding, took it upon himself to promote Shooting Parrots via his own highly regarded organ. And it definitely demonstrates the power of promotion/bribery since according to my stats machine the number of Sunday visitors doubled overnight.

So thank you Mr Pudding, your support is much appreciated. However, for the sake of clarity, I should point out several omissions in his advertisement:

  1. The second prize is two nights out in Stockport.
  2. I’ve never visited the Magnet, so I’ve no idea what it’s like, although judging by it’s list of beers, there is something for all nationalities.
  3. Although Stockport County has a longer history than many clubs, Hull City included, the team now languishes in the sixth tier of football so an ‘exciting game’ can in no way be guaranteed.
  4. May contain nuts.

Having cleared that up, a warm welcome to all of you who are new to Shooting Parrots and I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

4 comments… Add yours
  • Yorkshire Pudding 29th February 2016

    The invoice for my service is in the post. I decided not to run with the idea of massage as you are not trained or qualified in this area.

    • Mr Parrot 1st March 2016

      How very dare you! My massage technique is the talk of Edgeley!

  • rhymeswithplague 2nd March 2016

    By just whom, may I ask, is Mr. Yorkshire Pudding’s own organ, as you so quaintly put it, so highly regarded? Careful before answering; we wouldn’t want to start any nasty rumours.

  • Lee 3rd March 2016

    And I note….I still didn’t win the competition! Tsk! Tsk!


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