Playing the Hef card

Robert Stacy McCain notes in an addendum to a post about Gillian Anderson’s, um, interesting past:

It might be worth pointing out that I once got a lot of traffic for the headline: “Dana Loesch in Playboy?”

Which reminded me of this item from 2004:

File this under “Once in a Lifetime”: there’s an actual (albeit very small) picture of Michelle Malkin in Playboy.

No, not like that, ya perv. In the annual The Year in Sex roundup (January ’05), there is, not entirely unexpectedly, a marginally-raunchy picture of Jessica “Washingtonienne” Cutler, and to give credence to her particular transgressions, there’s a clip from the Post (which Post, I couldn’t say) with Ms Malkin’s column, complete with standard photo of the columnist.

Which Post, as it turned out, was the New York Post.

Malkin linked back to that, generating my single largest traffic day up to that point. Which suggests that even in the thinnest of posts, Hef adds heft.



  1. Tatyana »

    17 March 2012 · 7:44 pm

    Not “even in the tiniest of posts Malkin adds heft”? [or “multitude”, if you wish]

  2. CGHill »

    17 March 2012 · 10:01 pm

    She does bring a crowd, to be sure. On the other hand, this was a one-shot; the Instant Man brings bigger numbers, but over the years, I think my most consistent traffic builder, apart from the weekly Rule 5 roundup at The Other McCain, is getting the attention of Tamara K.

  3. Jeffro »

    18 March 2012 · 2:56 pm

    Tam was certainly the rainmaker on my biggest traffic generating post, and I’m convinced it’s because you linked it first, which is where she saw it.

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