An Important Story. Please Read
Long time ago, my dad was sitting on the hood of his car outside at night, in his town, and some cops came by and arrested him. Because some guy broke into a house nearby and the cops thought Dad was suspicious I guess because of proximity and it being night and he was probably drinking a beer, while sitting on a car. Anyway they arrest him, and the next day, the news paper —where physical news paper was still a major, perhaps the biggest, source of news at the time— runs on the front page that he’d been arrested, suspected of breaking and entering, burglary, whatever else. And of course dad didn’t do the thing, so soon he’s released and all. Then the next day, the paper mentions that he was released an cleared— but they put it on some little column embedded in the paper and not on the front page! So everyone that reads a paper sees the front page — all these people had seen that he was arrested. And would continue to think he’d done it. Cause they all ain’t going to see that little piece that’s hidden in the body of the paper but /everyone/ sees the front page that gets the paper. So grandpa is like, nope, this ain’t gonna do. And goes down to the place printed the papers and gets them to run on the front page, the next day, that my dad was cleared of all charges. So then there it is, printed on the front page the next day, where everyone that gets a paper will see it again. And I figure, it was a small town so people would talk — someone didn’t see the paper that day because they were out of town or sick, someone they talk to would be like — oh yeah he was cleared! Enough people read that, the prevailing opinion is going to be, he was cleared. Far as I can tell. I still think someone somewhere might never get the memo but its far far FAR better than having the notice tucked away where no one will hear.
Think about this kind of thing when you are reporting. And blog posts are a type of reporting.