I decided to do some investigating, OK, I will fess up, I was bored, and I thought this might be fun! Alexa.com is a site that ranks and monitors web sites, it is a great source for information. Better still it displays the data in a graphical format.
My first exploration was to compare the popularity of the Calgary Herald with the two online sites that I write for (www.bloggernews.net and www.blogcritics.com ).
My next adventure was to include one of the sites that my reviews get syndicated to (The Times-Picayune New Orleans).
Hahaha as you can see The Calgary Herald is once again a very poor third.
You would think that the local newspaper would be interested in carrying locally written articles, but that is not the case. Calgary is a city with a population of over one million. That's a big market, one would think that with such a large market the local paper would look for local talent, but alas that is not the case.
I must admit that I am pissed off, I can get published with the big league, but can not even get a job as bat boy with the local team!