Saturday, November 13, 2010

I Think, Therefore, I Write

I blog constantly.

As some of you may have noticed.
There are several good things about that. One, you (my faithful readers) don't run out of material to read. Two, I don't royally annoy my husband by talking his ear off about everything that comes into my mind. Three, I save a lot of money on therapy... and the list could go on.
Something I've never written about on this blog, (although I scream it from the mountaintops on Twitter) is this blog.

I love my blog. It's my third child (well fourth, if you count my husband, and I do.) I write because I love to. I write because I have something to say, and I want the whole world to see it.
I'm a Leo, can you tell?

Right now, I'm working tirelessly to set up my fan page on Facebook. It's about as confusing as something on Facebook could possibly be. I mean, my husband can work Facebook, and he still needs me to turn the computer on and off for him.

I'm also trying to get a Pagerank, which apparently is important in some indecipherable way. All I know is I can't get advertisers or giveaways without it. I've written Google, and they've informed me I'm not important enough for them to care.

I'm like a small child counting down the days 'til Christmas, lovingly stroking and gently shaking each beautifully wrapped present, perhaps tearing a small corner of the wrapping to get a sneak peek of what's inside.
Yes, I check my stats several times a day, and am absolutely tickled when I see some one is reading my blog RIGHT NOW! Right freaking NOW!
I'm an over-advertiser, a comment lover, an over-obsessed stat monger... I admit it, it's true.
But all that is kinda separate from what goes here.. the body, the text of my blog.
I've said before that I write like I have thousands of followers... or none.
I have love for everyone who reads this, reading what I've written says that you care enough about what I have to say, that you spend the five minutes reading this. Whether you agree with my statements or not is irrelevant, I don't want to be right, I just want to be heard.
In the end, it wouldn't matter to me (well, much) if nobody read it. I write just to write. I write just to get it out on paper... well, not paper, but you know what I mean. It's my outlet, my muse, (I very rarely get writer's block here) my friend.
Blog! You my bes' friend!


At November 13, 2010 at 4:35 PM , Anonymous Lisa said...

Just off the top of my head...

In order to get an Alexa ranking, I believe you have to have a dot com. I have a brand new website (launched 9/6/10) and our Alexa ranking is just starting to really reflect the traffic we have, but it's too soon for a three month average. Because you have a blogspot blog, your traffic is considered a part of the overall blogspot traffic (as far as Alexa is concerned). That stinks :(

As for giveaways, try contacting Once you have at least 1,000 unique visitors in a month, Kidorable may consider sponsoring a giveaway for you. They are wonderful to work with, and their stuff is so cute! You may also want to contact someone who sells handmade things on Etsy. If you make anything (any kind of craft, product, etc) you could always do a giveaway of your handmade things... people LOVE free things! :)

Also, once you get a Facebook fan page, you may be given $50 in credit for advertising.

Good luck, if I think of more suggestions I'll let you know (that is, if this is helpful at all. lol)

At November 18, 2010 at 11:41 PM , Blogger Kisha said...

It will all come in time, my darling! It always does, especially for a great writer such as yourself.:) As far as giveaways go-check into places like Business2Blogger, MomCentral, MyBlogSpark, and MommyPR-great sites where you can sign up, and they will email you great opportunities! Lots for newbies!!!


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