Posts Tagged ‘Blogging’

Stats: Is It Really Worth It?

Posted: January 7, 2011 in Just Stuff
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.. I don’t really think there’s a good way to say what I want to say in this post without coming off sounding self righteous or judgmental or condemning or intolerant.

None of those are true about me as a person.. or about this post.

Like I said.. there isn’t any other way of saying what I’m thinking so let the hate mail commence, I guess.

Back in July, I came across a new blog written by a young woman. I found her, like I do most blogs, when she left a comment and I trailed back to leave her one.

I liked what I read.. she was a little quirky and left of center for a new attorney and so I checked back often and left comments.

I remember what it was like being a new blogger and trying to get people to read and comment.. checking stats.. etc etc etc so I did what I could to be a good “bl-end” (blog friend) to help her out.

But days go on and her blog kind of fell by my wayside.. Life kind of gets in the way of doing what you want to do, you know?

Anyway.. tonight on my dashboard, I saw that someone had traveled over here from there and was like, “…Oh! Wow! I haven’t read that blog in AGES!!” So I hop on over and boy.. was I in for surprise!

Because everything this young woman is posting now is raunchy and vulgar and so the polar opposite of what she used to write… and it’s a little more then obvious that she’s stat-obsessed and according to the figures she constantly posts, it seems she found the secret to climbing up the blog charts.

And it made me feel sad.. or disappointed..

Listen.. I don’t care what any one blogs about. It’s there choice and the last thing I’m about is censorship. If I come across a blog that I don’t like, I just keep on going. My opinion doesn’t matter and so I don’t leave it. Everyone has their own gig.. their own niche.. their own way of expressing themselves.. and kudos to them

That’s not what this is about..

Maybe that is the person she is.. maybe her early posts were just about getting her feet wet or finding her place or getting comfortable with writing.. who knows.

All I know is that for some crazy reason, the change bothered me.

New Blog Alert!

Posted: January 4, 2011 in Blogs
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Oh.. you’re going to love this one!!

If there’s one thing I ALWAYS have, it’s an opinon.. since y’know.. I have so many myself!

And if there’s one thing I ALWAYS do, is check out the blogs of people who are nice enough to drive by here and leave one of their own.

I mean, not only is that the proper etiquette .. but it’s also a great way to find great blogs. This is a GREAT one:

Click on the banner to jump on over...

The Art Major that still swims around in me LOVE that banner, too..

So if you’re like me and love pop culture, definitely check out BabyGirl’s blog .. you won’t be sorry!

Ok..

See my picture?

Right there —>

In the upper right corner..

Yep.. that’s me.

A few posts back I wrote about an opportunity to make a little bit of spare change from writing and I finally took the jump and started my career in quarters! LOL!

No.. seriously.. this is legit.

Basically, whenever you click on one of the posts written on it’s sight, the author gets some money. Not a lot. But it has the potential to add up.

Since I read a lot of blogs and have met A LOT of great writers, like Gary and Tonya and Shelli and Jean and Jen and Marc oh. my. god. the lists goes on .. if you want to do the same, then sign up and we can help each other out.

I was turned onto this by one of my customers, Jennifer Bove.

I am writing this is a rush because I really think my stuffing is burning!!!! But if you have any questions, let me know and I’ll explain everything to you!!

.. ok, so I haven’t been a very good blogger OR blog reader lately.

I know this..

I accept this..

And I’m bowing down to your sense of compassion for it..

Holidays are CA-RA-ZEE and when the kids are home from school there isn’t ONE second of calm..

Not a good excuse but the truth none the less..

But I just wanted to take this minute :: I’m a fast typer :: while I’m waiting for the bathroom to become unoccupied to wish you all a happy and blessed holiday season..

I would type more but right now I’m doing the pee-pee dance and don’t want my laptop to go flying across the room!!

Love you all!!