August 30, 2006

Red Reporter is the Awesome

JD is being nice enough to encourage people to call in to the RHM podcast line, and is it a coincidence that I got my first non-spam call last night? I'm looking forward to playing it on the show on Tuesday. Keep the calls coming!

I especially appreciate JD's efforts because he must get some five times the traffic that I do. Or rather, I should say that Joel and promoted diaries get some five times the traffic that I do, since that's about 90% of the original content on Red Reporter. Them's delegating skillz!

I wanted to post a comment on RR to thank JD for his efforts, but I can't remember my password. I know I have been logged in from work before, but his blogging software logs you out after about 30 seconds. And really, it's a good thing. Just imagine the chaos if my coworkers got onto my computer and posted sarcastic or suggestive remarks with my account. It might sully my otherwise pristine name!

It's better this way, though, because I realized that I really ought to just put up a proper post here on my own blog to express my gratitude. It's been a long time since I've given JD any love in the form of links, mostly because I already have a link to Church of Baseball in my side bar. Linking to him linking to Daedalus on a daily basis would just be redundant.

I could always link to the wacky antics of the community that has grown up over there. Who would have thought that the copyrighted Reds logo (I'm sure he has permission!) and photo of a stapler that he sometimes finds time to put up before games would inspire such camaraderie. The kids are amazing! Taking over other blogs is a great team-building exercise. Some people might say “mob mentality” but I say it's just good clean fun.

So, thanks JD for doing your part to support the podcast and for providing so much to the Reds' blogging community. What would we do without you to occasionally forward your incomprehensibly prodigious traffic?

4 comments to “Red Reporter is the Awesome”

  1. JinAZ says:

    When JD links to me, I get at least a 50% spike in my traffic. 🙂

  2. Red Hot Mama says:

    Try getting a provacative link like the one where he linked to the On the DL story: people can’t resist clicking when the subject matter is classified as being “too x-rated” for his own site.

  3. Daedalus says:

    if it makes you feel any better, my traffic only goes up by about 50 or so hits when i get a link. but it sure does help in the overall blog rankings, because that goes by links, anyway, which is how the blogosphere runs.

    try getting a link on deadspin sometime. i got about 2000 hits in a day from that.

    i’d call the podcast line, but i don’t have a phone. (yeah, i know it’s 2006. i don’t like them. i don’t want one.)

    oh, and i never get logged out of red reporter. must be something with your computer.

  4. Red Hot Mama says:

    Oh yes, Deadspin comes through with the hits for sure. They’ve played a part in three of the five most-read posts in the right-sidebar.

    RE the phone, if you’ve got a microphone, even a crappy one on your computer, you can call in to the line through So if you find yourself giddy during one of those all-night Red Reporter commenting marathons, you can sign in and leave a message. But sign up before you start drinking or who knows who you’ll end up calling.