Yes, I spelled it correctly.
We’ve all known them, they’re everywhere, The Askholes.
Several years ago, when I initially got into blogging, I had a number of people calling me, emailing me, Instant Messaging me, asking me how I got my blog up and running and just what was it I did to draw readers and get the HITS I was getting.
They all told me how much they admired my style and how they too wanted to become bloggers and have a blog just like mine, and if I didn’t mind telling them exactly how it was done, they would certainly be very appreciative.
So, I would take the time to explain to these folks what it took to build a blog and get the readership they claimed to seek, and after that detailed explanation I was generally, at least 95% of the time, met with this response:
“BUT THAT’S NOT WHAT I WANT TO DO…”
So, why in the hell did you ask me?
There are some folks that ask and they absorb every word, thank you kindly and then go on about their business and have a blog that gets thrown on the back burner because they don’t realize that to do a good daily blog requires a lot of work.
The rewards are slim, I don’t make money from my blog, oh, I get the occasional donation, and make NO mistake, I appreciate every last dollar, but if I had to rely on donations to make a living, we’d be starving and living under a bridge.
You can’t throw out some *screed* and hope to hit the *big time*, it just doesn’t work that way. You either put your heart and soul into the blog you write and do it for love of the game, or you post pics of near naked women in order to garner the hits that your lack of writing skill fails to bring you.
There are some that believe themselves to be awesome bloggers because the throw up a headline, a picture and one line of *snark*. That is NOT blogging, but quite a few actually do just that, mostly because they can’t string 3 sentences together and convey a cognizant thought.
No more free blogging advice from me, just sayin’, but dumb looks are still on the house!