• Blogging Tips for Rick Santorum

    Just when you thought the marketplace for online opinion journalism couldn't get more competitive, Rick Santorum is joining WordNetDaily, the Internet home for birthers and black helicopter conspiracies, as an "exclusive columnist" (read: blogger no one else would hire). His "commentaries" (blog posts) will be published each Monday.

    In the spirit of friendly competition, here are some tips for my fellow-blogger Rick.

    1. It's all about the search engine optimization. You should know this, as your entire presidential run was an SEO campaign aimed at dealing with a certain Google problem. So write more exciting headlines!

    Meh headline: "This Treaty Crushes U.S. Sovereignty," the conspiracy-mongering title of Santorum's first post.

    Better headline: "Ron Paul and Kate Middleton Love Child? [PHOTOS]"

    2. Know your audience. "Santorum was not eligible to run for president since his father was not a citizen when he was born — Obama, Rubio and Jindal all have the same problem," reads a comment on WND.com. You're going to have to use very small words with these people.

    3. People can't resist lists. Like this one. Some suggestions for your next posts: 10 Ways to Wear a Sweater Vest, 5 New Meanings for "Santorum."

    4. Find your voice–what is it that makes you unique? Since your first post hints at a UN conspiracy to murder your daughter, I think you've got this down.

    5. Integrate with social media. You haven't promoted your blog on @RickSantorum yet! Trust me, the hashtags #ugh and #thisfuckingguy are all about you, so get on that.

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    Tags: Internet, Rick Santorum, WorldNetDaily

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