I found a very interesting article about the influence of blogs. Which is funny because I was once told by a media buyer that blogs were irrelevant.
The latest findings from Technorati’s 2013 Digital Influence Report show that “consumers are turning to blogs when looking to make a purchase.”
In fact, blogs rank favorably with consumers for trust, popularity and even influence.
Petal is still in hospital. And may be there for sometime. All I know is he is in severe pain related to his gall bladder and that he reports that pethidine, morphine and ketamine seems a good mix of drugs. No gall stones though so it is all a bit perplexing. Read more »
A mate is at Starship at the moment with his boy. He was checking some blogs but ran into some bother with the free wi-fi…seems they are blocking some of the worst sites in the country.
Yesterday I posted about bigots and their lack of logic in opposing marriage equality.
Of course straight away the catholic bigot brigade started up. Then along came a long time reader and commenter who uses the pseudonym “Agent Ballsack”.
We are all likely bigoted to some extent, we are programmed by our parents at a very young age to dislike this, that and the other. Whether it’s ‘currymunchers’, ‘mobsters’, god forbid ‘law enforcement’ and a slew of other programmed behaviours. What sets mostof us apart from animals is our ability to change our beliefs as we learn more about the world around us. Live and let live, turn the other cheek etc etc but the main one I think a lot of Christians find hardest to live with is ‘Do unto others’. Perhaps we should outlaw christianity again to remind a particular group of society what it’s like to be persecuted. Read more »
Regular commenter, long time reader and full member of the Whale Army Lesley emails…apparently not only does she read the blog, but so does her cat!
Time you had a photo of a good cat. She can’t bear to look at the bad cats on your blog post. She loves us. She probably would love Gareth Morgan too – and you!
She doesn’t like fresh meat. She tends to chase leaves and the birds chase her.
I made a few predictions for 2013…prediction #10 has come true.
David Farrar sees his willie for the first time in decades and celebrates by blogging about some boring subsidised liberal elite play.
Well…12 months on the trot…thank you to all my readers and commenters.
The final monthly blog rankings of the year are live at Open Parachute.
2012 was a big year for the blog…look at the growth in numbers.
Top search terms:
It astonishes me that people search for the url…and 2904 people need to know “how to fuck”…while another 2025 want to know about “sex positions”.
Note to Russell Brown and Martyn Bradbury…searches for “girls with guns” doesn’t even rate.
Happy New Year to everyone! Not just the Loyal Whale Army, but all our readers, critics, sources, spies, insiders… oh go on, even Martyn.
Thanks for a great 2012. But you know what? With our hard work, and your loyal help, we’re going to make 2012 look like we were having training wheels on.
Brace yourselves for Whale Oil Beef Hooked 2013
via Mail Online