I think the first time I understood the term “no publicity is bad publicity” was back in 1992. I was working at a Peaches record store when Body Count’s song “Cop Killer” was banned.
Before this song was banned nobody cared about Body Count. Sure, I owned the tape (yes tape, shut up), but I like a lot of bad music. After everybody started freaking out about this song the CD’s started flying off of the shelves. I sold a copy of the album to a lady who must have been in her late 50’s. Confused people were even buying the new, edited version.
Anyway. You probably want to know why I am even talking about this.
About a week ago I wrote a post wondering why none of the candidates for president came to BlogHer. A lot of people supported my position, but a lot of people also thought I was an idiot.
Someone actually linked to my post and told me to stop whining. It wasn’t a big deal. They are entitiled to their opinion. But then…
Yesterday one of the websites that likes to trash people linked to the person that linked to me. (Is this making any sense at all?) This mean blog (who shall remain nameless) gets a ton of traffic, so a lot of people clicked through to see who was trashing who.
And I have ads.
So no publicity is bad publicity.