E-Mail Of The Day
Personally, I've always the thought the LLOD feature in P.M. Hot Clicks was just a cheap way to get traffic. Apparently, to some, it's much more than that. Tonto73, of
, (yes, that was the name he submitted), has thought long and hard about the LLOD and sent me this e-mail. I had to share with the rest of Hot Clicks Nation because it's one of the best I've ever gotten.
"LLOD -- Proposed Rule Changes.
The LLOD has come to remind me of NCAA football, therefore I would like to propose rule changes for future LLOD considerations. I see three similarities:
) The Major Conferences Dominate
: Former and current SI Swimsuit models, Erin Andrews
, Minka Kelly
and anything Kardashian
. This has diluted the true beauty of the LLOD, which are the real 'finds' of the day. Bring us that hidden beauty from some obscure web site that readers could never take the time to research. Strive for the NCAA March Madness and not the easiest link. Give us the TCUs and Boise States of some publication far far away. To ease the pain, create a 'Legends' division so that those important updates of the major conferences are never hard to find if one is so inclined to delve further into their most recent activities.
) Spare Us The Slaughter Rule Games
: University of Texas versus Rice: The Longhorns have won 10 straight and 40 of the last 41 against the Owls. Who cares but only the most devoted Longhorn fan. Did a non-fan of either team bother to TiVo this game? Time is precious and linking to a red carpet/glam shot is like watching UT vs. Rice. You might as well be reading a supermarket tabloid you grabbed in the waiting room of your dentist before getting a root canal. If the link is not to a bikini or lingerie shot then put the link some where else. Create a 'Plasma' division for those who worship the stars of the silver and small screen that have yet been invited to pose for a more LLOD caliber photo shoot.
) Stop Playing Great Games During The Weekdays
: Bring on the Rivalry Games, Saturday, Prime Time. Throughout my time enjoying the site, LLOD has linked to more 'lists' than countable -- the top 70 this, the best 25 this, these are truly great. The debate, the 're-ranking,' the passion for or against the author instills something more than just turning pages. This is like lining up a Saturday in front of the TV. Unfortunately, lists don't translate well on weekdays, just need the prime time stuff. Weekends, bring them on. The Friday PM or Weekend 'List Edition' may make this a truly marketable publication."
Since Tonto put so much effort into this, I'll take some of these suggestions into consideration.