I check my stats all the time. For the past — let’s see, crap! nine years, I’ve been fascinated with how people get to my site, why people get to my site and what they’re looking for. I think that’s one of the reasons why I’ve kept the site for so long — I would rather know what they’re looking for than not know what they’re looking for.
Anyway, in regards to today’s LA Weekly story about the Long Beach hate crimes:
– first, I had no clue she was going to include my “complaining” about the attacks in her story.
– second, I don’t go by Darleene Barrientos anymore, much less Darleene Barrientos Powells. Good God, look how long that name would be. It already takes me forever to sign my name can you imagine if I had tried to keep my maiden name? I wonder if she cited me that way so that, as a source, I would have “ethnic street cred.”
– the opinions voiced in previous posts were merely my observations and in no way related to my work as an online news producer. Everyone who works with me knows I go for the cleanest possible editing and the best, most punchy headlines I can muster. That said, I love my job. Just so everyone knows. ^_^
I gotta admit, though — getting a mention in a newspaper is kind of cool (when its not my own byline), even when its something as silly as this.