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MPGomatic on Fox News Toledo!

There was no shortage of honest-to-goodness hard-working automotive journalists and bloggers of every stripe and size at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) press preview days in Detroit this week … and then there was yours truly, all part of the crazy mix.

Never mind the never-touched-a-wrench ne’re-do-wells. A fundamental shift has taken place. You know blogging has hit the big time when conventional media sits up and takes notice …especially the television news operations in major metropolitan areas, like Toledo, Ohio.

I met Barrett shortly after setting up my camera gear setup stage right in Cobo Arena for the Ford press conference. Hours later, Barrett caught me when I had packed everything up and was headed out for the day. He asked if I would do a piece on camera for his audience and I happily obliged.

MPGomatic Now in Alltop and iTunes

It’s been a busy couple of weeks behind the scenes. I ran a panel discussion at the Blog World conference on Sunday the 21st and have been playing catch up since then. I landed mid-morning on Friday and got to the conference just in time to catch Guy Kawasaki and Steve Rubel’s keynote luncheon. Lady Luck shined on me, as I was able to spend ten minutes chatting with Guy after the session wrapped up. It’s been eons since I first read The Macintosh Way, way back when, and had give to thanks where thanks were due … before sharing a bit about what we’re doing here on MPGomatic.com.

Alltop, all the top stories

Guy seemed genuinely interested in what we’re up to, and suggested that we submit our feed to Alltop, his ‘”online magazine rack” of popular topics’ …
lo and behold, we’re now on Alltop’s Auto page.
Many thanks to Guy and Neenz!

My panel discussion on Building Blogger Cred went fantastically well, thanks to a positively stellar panel (Scott Monty, Michelle Naranjo, Joe Neuberger, and Muhammad Saleem) and an absolutely wonderful audience. Scott got things rolling by setting up a Twitter hashtag (#cred) allowing the session to be completely interactive.

When I got back to the ranch, I set out to take care of a bunch of loose ends that have been flopping around here for far too long. Getting our videos into iTunes has been a goal for some time now. I’m glad to say that goal’s been reached. You can now download our video podcast to watch at your leisure, away from your computer: MPGomatic iTunes podcast

While the economy’s imploding, we’re plowing everything we can back into the website and video podcasts, with the promise to continue to bring you a free stream of content unlike anything else you’ll find either in print or on the Internet.

Fox News Houston Covers MPGomatic.com

From the I’m not usually one to toot my own horn department:

I was checking the site referrals for MPGomatic this morning and saw a blip of traffic from the Fox television station in Houston, Texas.

My curiosity piqued (MPGomatic on Fox?), I had to take a look at the MyFox Houston website to see where the traffic was coming from.

After a quick crawl through the website, I found the source: Trade in the SUV? MPGomatic Has Your Answer … hey, mass media gets it, after all …

It gets even better. FOX 26’s Doug Delony (a.k.a.: “My Tech Guy”) named MPGomatic the station’s Website of the Day.

The news segment is spot on and there’s a bit of interesting conversation on the blog … well worth checking it out …