Saturday, January 29, 2011

Audience figures

Tim Radford, in The Guardian, offers his 25 commandments for journalists. The first:
When you sit down to write, there is only one important person in your life. This is someone you will never meet, called a reader.
A nice idea, but for many hacks there’s a third person in the marriage: the advertiser. And if you’ve already taken that into account, what about the person who only comes in search of gently fruity pictures of Charlotte Rampling? (Or for that matter Helen Mirren, Anita Pallenberg, Princess Margaret, Su Pollard...)


Vicus Scurra said...

Pls to post more pictures of Charlotte Rampling. What were you saying?

Annie said...

Cor, Charlotte. I nearly would, even now.

E. Studnicka said...

If you are going to post pictures of Charlotte Rampling, there is really no need to write anything at all. I, for one, didn't understand a word of this post with her gazing frutily at me.

Anonymous said...

I've taken on board the jammy Helen Mirren, though to be honest it seems to be Rachael Hodges that people are looking for when they come to me.

Tim F said...

Sorry, Vicus, what was the question?

And I'd nearly watch, Annie :-)

The problem is, MWB, that a picture doesn't show up in Google Images with some sort of label.

BWT: Bet she understands offside.

The Poet Laura-eate said...

Su Pollard???