Good Tuesday! Well, its Tuesday, is it supposed to be good? Four more days until the weekend. Ask me on Thursday if Tuesday is good. Last week, I wrote a post about being flabbergasted. I am a lazy ass and won't put the link to it, just go search and find it. Hell, it's just a few clicks away. I said I would write about things that you asked and I am going to address the blogging, books and egos. Please be aware that this is my story and I am sticking to it. If you don't agree. Okee dokee, it's just my opinion.
First, the subject of bloggers writing a book on blogging. It's pretty obvious that I don't have the stats as some of these other bloggers. Sorry, I don't buy my followers with giveaways. I also don't have thousands of followers. I am not going to deny I wish I didn't because I still want people to come to my blog because its a lifestyle of every day living and real life not that I am giving away a bubble necklace and a J Crew gift card but the fact of the matter is I don't campaign enough to do so. I respect the fact that bloggers do giveaways for stats and followers. I 100 percent get it. I just hate the game of it. Does it mean I won't ever do it? No. I actually asked a big blogger the other day if they ever ask these people after they follow if they followed them back and the answer is No. So, if the answer is No then why would these people be an authority on blogging? Well, at some point you have to ask yourself if you have 5000 followers and 40 comments, then do the math. But that's the way they want it. But to tell me or someone how to do it, isn't really an exact science. Everyone has their own method and truthfully if you don't have thousands and I am talking in the 10,000 range of followers or have been blogging for less than a year and you want to tell me this is the formula? I ain't got time for that shit. It takes many hours of honest interaction and participation in more than a giveaway to become an expert on blogging. I blog because its fun. I read because its fun. But if I do give something away, I want you to come back. Gift cards and material things isn't what my blog is totally made up of. Anyone wanting to start a blog, I say go for it. It takes work, it takes time but it also makes friends.
Even if you get 4 comments its worth it. It will eventually connect. Connect with all social media. I remember I got the runs when I joined Twitter because I thought the CIA would now know everything about me. That I had signed the rights over to my child and I would have to scan my pupil to enter my home. I used to post at night and I realized that if I posted in the morning all the stay at home moms who fed their boob babies are down for naps, the other rugrats are off to school, and the three minutes of yum yum you gave the husby is over and out like getting gas at the Texaco. They have all the free time in the mornings before they start cleaning the house like mad women on crack, going off to the gym for a workout, planning the menu and plopping in a rump roast before the boobs fill back up, the rugrats come home and daddy is horny as a goat again.
But remember don't be delusional to think if in 4 months you have all these followers after participating in a giveaway with other bloggers or by yourself that people love you or are coming back to see you. We are vulchers and in this economy Free is free bitches.
What I am trying to say is this.. I am sure there are people that have the authority to write a book on blogging. That there are people that are very successful at what they have done but its been a little longer than a year and a few thousand followers. I think collectively we all have our own way to blog. But to be completely honest, why not just ask for the help. These girls or guys have email addresses. If they don't answer your question, try someone else. Someone will eventually give a rats ass about what your asking and help out. Why would I want to pay $24.99 for a book when I can email for free? It seems to me that they would obtain more followers publishing it on their blog anyway. And if all else fails and you don't get the answer you want via email, I suggest you take a picture of your middle finger, scan it and send it back with a message that says, " I love your blog so much that my middle finger gets a boner every time I read it."
This is my two cents on blogging, books and egos. Sounds like a good breakfast combo.
Goodness I said it without filter again. Happy Tuesday,