So I write a longish post, thinking out loud, and tweet it. Then as an afterthought, I tweet that my cat was bad today, and I had to punish it. Do I spank the cat, I asked? Well, the response was pretty funny. Twitter is connected to my Facebook account, and most likley the longest comment thread ever on my “status” ensued. Within a minute, I had two status updates: One of my tweets is about the future of publishing, business, culture, the economy. Heavy shit. The other is about spanking a cat.
Which one do you think won in terms of comments and engagement? Yup. Lesson learned. When looking for traffic, spank your cat.
(And by the way, fix your permalink lameness, Facebook. It keeps you from being part of the real web).
Update: This is NOT ME spanking the cat! I mean, really. The video is hilarious, but it’s a bit….twisted too.