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Congratulations! You have taken the link bait. Did you click it and cringe in anticipation of a popover ad or a ridiculous auto-play video? Sweet, I win.
5. You expect a slideshow.
Admit it, you were gritting your teeth because you expected the required click-through to a popup slide show. Well today is your lucky day because the 5 things are on one scrollable page. What? Yes. One scrollable page that will not require you to click through a popup slideshow or click to a new page for each damn thing.
The internal celebration you are experiencing can only come from clicking a link bait article that contains all of the content on one page so you can quickly browse it at work. Cheers.
4. You expect #4 to require a click to a new page.
There is nothing more riveting than reading about #5 and getting to the bottom of the page and having to click-through to #4. This method rocks my teeth-gritting world. Ideally, we want you to click through all 5 pages of things because we want to lower our bounce rates and bombard you with a new ad for each page, but you knew that already.
3. You expect NEW content.
You clicked the link bait hoping to see or read something new. It may be arranged in a new way, however we needed content to bring traffic to our website so the article you clicked on may have been inspired by an article you read (and we also read) a couple of days ago. We recycled this content especially for you, hoping you would share this article with your network and not the original. We are also crossing our fingers in the hope that you did not see the original article.
2. You expect to accidentally click a banner ad.
We never position the banner ads in a way that will increase your chances of accidentally clicking on it when you are trying to click through a slideshow or move to a new page. If you accidentally clicked on one, we apologize as this was not “intentional”.
<This is where we place that annoying auto-play video that you have been trying to shut up since you got here. Sorry to disappoint>
1. You expect a disappointing #1
Based on the many disappointing #1′s you have encountered in the past, your expectation of a mind-blowing #1 is minimal. In fact, you may even be impressed by the mere fact that #1 is not an ad itself, that has nothing to do with the original article. Now, when you close this article, be sure to close all of the popup ads that are now present on your desktop. Your welcome.
Played on Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass, active through Orange. This version is variation of one I heard off an old live bootleg from who knows when, but it always stuck with me.
This one one of the very first songs I learned back in the 90′s and it is special to me. We played it in my first band in high school and it is the only one we played that really remained in my personal library throughout the years. John Paul Jones is the most influential bass player on my personal playing style and I often revert to Zeppelin tunes for fun and practice.
Like most Zeppelin tunes, you never hear this song the same way twice and I always loved the gentle ramp-up of the bass line throughout the song.