Monday, January 15, 2007

They Know Me In India Now

This evening I made a very interesting discovery as I was checking my Site Meter numbers. I noticed over the weekend that someone in Calcutta, India discovered my site through a blogsearch about David Beckham and his signing last week with the MLS.

Tonight I discovered that I was quoted in an article about Beckham in The Calcutta Telegraph. The article was about what the bloggers are saying about Beckham's departure to the States later this year.

Here is the complete article about Beckham that I am in, as it appeared in the newspaper this past Sunday:

Bye bye Becks
News that British soccer star David Beckham and wife Victoria will be crossing the Atlantic has attracted attention aplenty in bloggers’ park.

The free-kick king will quit Real Madrid at the end of the season and sign up with Los Angeles Galaxy.

For Leone (http://qek. blogspot. com), the move signals “semi retirement and footballing obscurity” for Beckham.

A blogger at http://yellowhand. vox. com has written a public letter to Beckham wishing him good luck. “I’m not sure what exactly the Galaxy’s publicity people are expecting you to do when you get there, but unless you play every game the way you did in the match against Greece before World Cup 2002, the fans are going to be disappointed.”

The Omnipotent Q ( writes: “The Major League Soccer (MLS) needed a megastar to put the league on the map, and Beckham, the former England captain, fits the bill. There have been comparisons made to Pele signing for New York Cosmos in 1975 giving the struggling NASL instant credibility. Beckham should do that easily for MLS… He isn’t the best player in the world, but probably the best known.”

My thanks to the author of the article, whose name was not given on the online version. Thanks also for including my web address in the article as well.

The Internet: it never ceases to amaze me.


Novella said...

that's incredible that you found the article ... :)

Peter N said...

How right you soon as the Daisuke trade was made officiall (haha...thanks Scott B.), I've had more than a few Japanese readers. Either they don't speak English or for some reason they enjoy my writing. I'm confused! But it's nice....oh, hi Novy.

Suldog said...

It's amazing, isn't it? I remember how thrilled I was the first time my blog was mentioned elsewhere. In my case, it was an article in the Boston Globe.

I'm also amazed at how some of my visitors find me. In searching through various "referals", I find that a large number of people come first to my "Coed Naked Snow Jogging" page -

They Google "naked jogging" or "naked snow" or some other combination and end up visiting me. They're probably disapointed when there are no pictures...

The Omnipotent Q said...

It really is, Suldog. I'm going to do an article soon about how people find my blog. Most do searches on "The Mighty Quinn" but there are many other ways they find me, some really funny and others strange...

Michael Leggett said...

I've gotten readers in Scotland, Australia & Canada, now reading this blog:

I guess that the Latin Mass Article got some Aussie to read mine.