I must be doing something right

So, Thursday’s story over at Hack-A-Day was about a mechatronic guitar. The story was picked up by Slashdot without any credit (I blame the submitters). Not really out of the ordinary since it has happened three other times in the last week-and-a-half. Once Slashdot had sanatized it, it was now safe for the hack aggregator to report it. I didn’t really feel burned till Engadget picked it up this morning and credited Slashdot. If you only made one blog post a day you’d think your boss would read it, right? Then of course the other gadget blog had to have it, but they got their hot tip from Music Thing. The initial tip for this was sent in July 1st so, I’m sure we were first on the blogoblock. Which is good, but some acknowledgement and more readers would be a nice bonus. This isn’t an isolated event; we’ve gotten a lot of scoop links in the last two months, but never any credit from a major site. At least our large readership can look at other sites and smuggly think “old news”. A reader did point out that we’re the first result when typing “hack” into google. Pretty good coming in #1 out of 14 million pages. Of course, thanks to me we are also the #1 result for the phrase “genital scorching“.

2 Responses to “I must be doing something right”

  1. Frosty says:

    I always new your genitals would make you famous!

  2. mechanized says:

    I guess I missed it on Core 77 http://www.core77.com/corehome/2005/07/bow-before-mechanized-guitar-overlord.html

    I’m not sure why BoingBoing never picked this up.

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