I recently talked to a blogger who gets thousands of hits a day. Desperate to learn his secrets, I imagined cuffing and coercing him into an isolated room with two chairs, a metal table, and lighting designed specifically to intimidate. I saw myself tossing back a shot of whiskey, lighting a cigar, and launching a steely, relentless interrogation, just like it might unfold on the big screen. In my imagination, the blogger enlightened me. And I, in my triumph, was momentarily distracted from my perimenopausal symptoms.
This did not happen. Instead, the blogger told me that it helps to be “topical.”
Unsure what that means, exactly, I looked it up in the dictionary. “Having to do with topics of the day,” it said. Then it all made sense.
So. Here’s what’s trending with me today:
Well worth a second shot. Click for full effect. Please.
Laundry pile, also reflected in mirror, seeming to double my workload.
There you have it, folks. A pictorial account of what’s hot in my world today.
If you get quiet and listen, you can almost hear the sizzle.
This will go viral for sure.
- The public's mistrust of Trump might be especially dangerous in a catastrophe rooted in science — like an asteroid or the next Ebola.
- Thousands of people hit the streets on Saturday to participate in the People's Climate March, a protest against Trump's environmental policies.
- Turkey's government has blocked users in the country from visiting Wikipedia in yet another crackdown on free speech.
- Will Ferrell showed up to a special taping of Samantha Bee's "Not The White House Correspondents Dinner" as George W. Bush.