I got some ink yesterday on two different sites. Ever since I got back from Vegas and told everyone the good news about my new gig covering the World Series of Poker for Lasvegasvegas.com... there's been a huge spike in traffic to all my blogs. I'm also getting randoming mentionings on other blogs and websites.
Example #1. Check out pPlayer.com. Jen Leo posted a nice write up about me and my poker blog. Here's a bit:
The Tao of Poker chronicles the avid poker adventures of... a New York writer who's been playing poker half his life. The posts, often prolific, are always entertaining -- Las Vegas trip reports, accounts from the Blue Parrot home games at Rick's Cafe, stats and spittle from his online play at Party Poker, commentary on all things poker that crosses his desk, and most hilarious-his fascination with the Hilton sisters and strippers.Stats and spittle? Heh. Strippers and Hilton Sisters and poker. I do lead the good life. Jen is covering the World Series as well for pPlayer.com, so I'm sure we'll cross paths. I'll let her buy me a beer or twelve and we'll add it to her expense account.
Example #2. Yesterday, I was also mentioned in an article about pokerblog on Pokerpages.com. Amy Calistri gave me a shout out in her piece called The Bloggers Code: Incest is best . Here's a peek:
So to hold up my end of the blogger's code, over the course of my entries, I will be paying homage to some of the other bloggers out there that feed my need to read. You will meet some of the poker blogging household names like Iggy, Pauly, pokerprof, flipchipro, Al Can't Hang, Hank, the Batfaces, and more. We’ll learn about the World Poker Bloggers Tour.Finally, we got some ink on PokerPages.com. Al Can't Hang was shocked he was mentioned. If BG is the "Bobby Flay" of poker bloggers, then without a doubt, Al is "Ozzy" of poker bloggers.
Anyway, I always get a little giddy when I see myself blogged on other sites. I think my new gig has created some buzz out there in bloggerdom. Pretty cool, eh? Now all I have to do is show up in Vegas and not fuck up.