There is an ad bloggers group on Facebook that is having a discussion about good unknown ad blogs.
I found out about this not because I am a member – it would give up my prized anonymity, which could easily result in The Pretty AE getting wind of my unwholesome designs on her from somebody who is not me – but because I am still a newbie blogger who is over-interested in looking at my blog’s stats. Those stats include incoming links.
Head over to the link and check it out, there are some good ones that I like to read (The Toad Stool, Agency Tart, and Agency Spy among them). One word of caution: reading too much of these blogs in any one sitting is likely to leave you thinking that you know absolutely nothing about advertising. At least that’s what it did to me.
The good news is that I am described as “young.” Since my brother has been making fun of me for being all too close to 30, that really made my day.
At any rate, I have also noticed that the stats capture the search terms that people use to find my blog.
Knowing how often I Google search my own name (in the vain hope that there might be a Photoshopped photo of me and a movie star on Gawker or something), it is funny to think that famous ad people search for theirs.
Like David Lubars.
I say that because “Lubars + BBDO” has been a search term that has led at least one visitor to my blog almost since I began.
I know, I know, many people could be searching using that criteria. After all, BBDO is huge and David Lubars is, quite rightly, famous. But I know David Lubars. And I know myself.
And I know that at least one of those was him.
Just like I know that, once I get as famous and successful, I will do the same thing.