How to Become a Cool Blogger and/or Hip Journalist

First…get yourself a blog and get it running. It doesn’t matter if it is from wordpress, google, or the media company you work for…just get a blog up and running.

To get maximum exposure in the past, you had to use keywords. Now is no different. The keyword we’ll focus the most on is one that can get you thousands of hits in a few minutes if submitted to the right news outlet. That keyword is Ubuntu. Add this keyword to EVERY post you make. Name your blog with Ubuntu in the title to make sure that it is vaulted up the rankings. Just remember, you must use the word Ubuntu in everything you post.

For your first post, announce that you’re going to stop using Windows XP and use Ubuntu instead. Do a lousy job of documenting your installation procedure and make sure you don’t talk about anything of worth to someone who might be making the same change…just talk about how cool it is to be running Ubuntu and go over all the pluses. Don’t focus on anything negative…afterall, you don’t want any of the fanbois to come in and flame you now do you? Best to avoid confrontation…you know that someone else will fix that nasty problem you ran across during install right? Why should you report it? You’re just a blogger trying to amass hits and/or a journalist trying to become hip right?

Ok, so now that you’ve announced to the world that you’re switching and you’ve blogged about installing and setting things up…you have to follow it up with a “this is the best thing since sliced bread” post. Make sure you talk about how Ubuntu has completely replaced everything you’ve ever done…talk ferverently about how it does your laundry, makes you breakfast, and changes the linen on your bed.

Make sure that you make claims about how Ubuntu is THE best Linux available despite not trying another distribution of Linux or having anything other than Windows XP to compare it to. Remember, always use the word Ubuntu!! When you go to install and compile a program that can install and compile on ANY DISTRIBUTION, make sure that you title it “Installing SoftwareX on Ubuntu” so that everyone will know that you are cool and hip by using Ubuntu…plus, it’s good to confuse people into thinking that SoftwareX can only be installed on Ubuntu and no other distributions out there.

Finally, always speak as though you are a complete subject matter expert on Ubuntu. Don’t worry! You won’t have to be. Countless people will flock to your aid in comments on your blog. You won’t have to defend yourself at all…even when people bring up actual problems or maybe discuss the shortcomings of Ubuntu there will be many people that will completely thwart these idiotic attempts to actually improve Ubuntu. And how dare people even think they can improve Ubuntu! They don’t work for Canonical and everyone knows that the best distros out there are from companies and people who get paid to develop for said company.

Follow this how-to and you’ll be raking in the readers! Plus you’ll be considered one of the coolest and hippest bloggers/journalists around! You don’t need talent…you don’t need knowledge…you don’t even need experience…you just need to remember the magic word Say it with me now…Ubuntu!

This blog post has been brought to you by the letter U and our word of the year Ubuntu. Remember, Ubuntu is not a four letter word…it has 6 letters in it. Claims of this bloultg about Ubuntu doing laundry may not work for you as results may vary.  If you start to believe that this post is from someone who is ignorant and that it is a serious blog post, hit yourself on the head numerous times with a tack hammer and point into the sky shouting “airpane!! airpane!!”.  Someone will get you the help you need :)

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  • http://www.ubufied.com/ Paul

    Or create a blog dedicated to Ubuntu :-P

  • http://schestowitz.com Roy Schestowitz

    I think these have become tedious though. Overly congested…

  • http://www.ComputerBob.com ComputerBob.com

    I tried Ubuntu last summer. I switched to Kubuntu. Then I switched to SimplyMEPIS.

    SimplyMEPIS simply works better than Ubuntu.

    Ubuntu.

    Ubuntu.

  • http://linux-blog.org devnet

    Agreed :)

  • http://www.lobby4linux.com helios

    Now that Microsoft has told Dell just HOW they CAN sell Ubuntu on Dell Computers, do you think the word usage of Ubuntu should double as in using the word Ubuntu twice as often in a paragraph? Or do you think that the word Ubuntu should be used slightly less with the possiblilty of the word Kubuntu slipped in…after all, the bots will actually pick up the “Ubuntu” in Kubuntu, therefore Ubuntu will still get the hits Ubuntu deserves while still giving Kubuntu some credit.

    What do U, I mean what do you think?

    h

  • rodney747

    LOL!!! Absolutely hilarious :-) Great writing :-)

  • http://www.efiplus.com Nuno Zimas

    What saddens me the most about this Ubuntu hysteria is that for quite many novices it is their gateway to Linux. Once frustration starts to arise, they tend to blame GNU/Linux as a whole, mainly because of Ubuntu-specific glitches.
    PCLOS has all the technical merits to prevail. Texstar and the Gang just have to give marketing strategy a more relevant place. One does not feel “cool” running a distro with a descriptive brandname, an amateur looking website (on the right CMS ;)) and a very unpolished logo, no matter how good the product is (and it really is).

  • http://xenos.altervista.org/blogs/ furester

    Great! .. an ArchLinux user ..

  • http://www.jobament.com/ Pastor

    SEO advices? :) You can be banned for such “optimizations”

  • http://technodigits.wordpress.com Sanix

    Haha .. may be I should start writing about Ubuntu in my blog too … but wait a min. I must first finish this bt linux testing :-D

  • http://www.illuminationoptic.com/ Diode

    If everyoue would start follow these advices there would not be any offer from them

  • http://technodigits.wordpress.com Sanix

    Diode, this post was filed under humour .. not under advice..

  • sebs

    really funny.
    write about the 1337ness of gentoo next.