"Other Relative Unknowns"
The Huffington Post launched two years ago today. It has the fifth largest audience of any blog in the United States.* I know this, or think I do, because it is so reported at the pertinent Wikipedia entry, which then goes on to say:
In addition to regular (often daily) columns by Huffington and a core group of contributors (such as Harry Shearer and John Conyers) , the HuffPost has featured notable celebrity contributors from politics, journalism, business, and entertainment (Norman Mailer, John Cusack, and Bill Maher, to name a few), as well as other relative unknowns.
Turns out I am now among the "other relative unknowns." Or will be, anyway, once we track down a photograph (for the contributor's note) in which I do not wear a pained expression. This could take a while.
* Plugging the Post's URL into Alexa, I see that it ranks within the top 500 American websites for traffic. That does not contradict the statement about it being the fifth ranked blog, of course, since the categories are slightly different. Others in the top 500 would be the sites of The New York Times, CNN, and some of the more prominent companies selling either lingerie or the sort of video in which it is removed.
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