My recent post on Ron Paul v Bob Barr has attracted (as of this writing) 16 comments, which is probably a record of some sort for Delaware Libertarian. This is one of those blogs, according to Google Analytics, that a lot of people read each day, but less than 1% of them every leave comments.
This is quite different from a blog like Delawareliberal, where the thread UPDATED III: 43% of Delaware Super Delegates Pledged To Clinton is now up to 287 comments. This is unusual even for DeLib, but posts with 100 or more comments are not.
So I began, just for the hell of it, to examine my previous postings to determine just exactly what draws people to this blog, and what causes people to comment.
I learned that posts including in the title any of the following--"Ron Paul," "Michelle Obama," the "Tata Nano," or "circumcision"--will draw an unusually high readership and more comments than usual.
I think this is because people search those terms fairly frequently, and visit places that they often would not otherwise visit.
So I thought: what if I put together a post combining all those elements? Could I capture, if only for a few seconds, an audience like the Huffington Post, or Real Clear Politics? (Notice that I don't feel obligated to give you links to those guys; they get plenty of business on their own.)
Thus: "Ron Paul, Michelle Obama, the Tata Nano, and circumcision."
Unfortunately, I couldn't actually think of a post that would tie them all together, but you have to admit it's a great title.
Wait. wait. I've got it.
The one political issue that Ron Paul and Michelle Obama agree upon is that males of the emerging Indian middle class should not be involuntarily circumcised as a pre-condition for purchasing the new sub-compact Nano produced by Tata Motors.
I'll sit back now and wait for the comments to roll in.