And TVWriter™s Most Popular Feature is…

by Larry Brody

So there I was this morning, excited because our TVWriter™ site stats showed that we’re gaining visitors daily, constantly reaching new highs.

“Way to go, Brode,” I said to myself. “The revamp’s a big success. Looks like we’re doing it right.”

Then I took a closer look at the numbers. Here’s what I saw:

The post that had put us over the top was this one, and the “Got ya!” is the post isn’t really what did it. It was people searching for and then clicking on the pic above. One-third of our visitors have been coming here just to look at Brad Pitt’s bod.

Let me say that number again: $#@! one – $#@! third!

We love all our visitors, don’t get me wrong, but this is, you know, a site about television writing in particular and the television biz in general. And I was kind of hoping that our enhanced traffic had, well, something to do with the topic.

Oh, LB, so young, so pure, so delusional…

Don’t worry. I won’t let this get to me. TVWriter™ will continue to present the most information about TV writing and the TV biz we can in the most entertaining way it can. But I’m thinking that now that I have this new insight into what attracts eyeballs there must be some way to make it work even better for us.

Maybe we should insert this pic into every article. What do you think? In a corner, like this:

Look, ma! Brad Pitt! In Fight Club! Half nekkid!

Nah. There’s something about this that’s just not quite right.

Still. Increased traffic = increased potential for actually attracting advertising which means that we could eventually make the site and its classes and contests better than over. Should ethics get in the way of that? Isn’t there some virtue – just a little – to the idea that “the end justifies the means?”


Aha! I’ve got it!

If Brad packs ’em in, what’ll Angelina do?

About LB

Larry Brody has been profiled in such national magazines and websites as Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, Starlog, People, Electronic Media, IndieSlate, TechTV, io9, and of course TV Guide. A legendary figure in the television writing and production world, with a career going back to the late ’60s, Brody has written and produced literally thousands of hours of network and syndicated television. Brody has also been active in the TV animation world, writing, creating, consulting, and/or supervising the cult favorite STAR TREK animated TV series, the SILVER SURFER, SPAWN, SUPERMAN, SPIDERMAN, and SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED animated series, and was showrunner of the French animated series, DIABOLIK, as well as part of the team that developed and wrote the live-action/cgi animation sci-fi series Ace Lightning for the BBC. Shows written or produced by Brody have won several awards including - yes, it's true - Emmys.

2 thoughts on “And TVWriter™s Most Popular Feature is…

  1. Jared says:

    I come to for the eye candy. I am not so alone any more.

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