Richard Jones' Log: Rules of news announcements
First rule of any news you want people to take notice of is "Don't announce on Friday." This is why governments and corporations leave potentially nasty news releases until Friday - nobody pays any attention.
Add to this a new, second rule of announcing any Python-related news, "Don't announce anything during PyCon, unless you're actually there and giving a presentation" ... which probably seems obvious to everyone but me. Oh well, I'll make sure the Roundup 0.7 final release announcement goes out on a Monday :)