Somebody in Houston gets it

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Occasionally, a reader comment deserves elevation to a main post. Especially when that comment says nice things about us.

Sayeth Kevin Whited:

"But it’s ridiculous that Our Little Blog is the #2 result in a Google search on this topic."

Ridiculous, or a sign of things to come?

I don’t think any news outlet is going to sort out the ONE PERSPECTIVE that is true on this one.

And why would one need to?

In the coming online news age, I just want the facts to get out
there, whether it’s via message boards or newspapers (conspicuously
absent, as you’ve noted) or blogs with a perspective! Let people read
and discuss.

Right now, you’re discovering that this very blog is sort of the
glue holding together various takes on the story. You’re also (I hope!)
pushing news organizations in town to cover certain things (I know
that’s been the case with our blogHOUSTON experience, because we have
feedback from reporters saying so).

And when your product launches, you’re going to start showing some of the folks in town how YOU would go about it all.

That’s a long ramble just to say — I don’t think it’s all that
ridiculous for you to be #2 in google on this story. I think you’re
being good editors in gathering up the current news AND trying to push
coverage. That ought to rank highly, shouldn’t it? 🙂

Aw, shucks. Makes you kinda’ sorry that Houston is going the way of Atlantis — not that the DMN editorial board will miss it.

Mike Orren is the Chief Product Officer of The Dallas Morning News; President of Belo Business Intelligence; husband to Crystal Orren; and a Mungarian at Munger Place Church in Dallas, TX. All opinions herein are mine alone.