Friday, August 27, 2010

I get by with a little help from my friends (followers?)

We all remember the days of celebrating when we'd have one more follower.  I remember clearly the day that I was up to my fourth follower and first random commenter.  I shouted for joy and told Mr Incredible (among others) and I quote: "A professional blogger commented!"  I'm realizing a year or so later that she wasn't "professional" she had a lot of followers.  Again, my mantra applies, tomato tomahto.
Wait.  Who am I kidding?  I still wait for just one more follower.  And a different commenter.  Heck!  I even got an anonymous commenter the other day!  The only reason I was sad was because I wasn't verbally harassed by he she (it?).  And I'm still, STILL waiting for the day I get a Cambodian spammer in my comments section.  That's official like relationship status on facebook official.

But alas.

So I'm imploring your help.  Because when Jen says that she's blogging for her job (pffff) and Emcy asks "how do you have 104 followers?  Not that I care how many followers I have...*trailing off...* (pfff) and Rose is "online journaling" we all just know that they are new bloggers who haven't come to grips with Step 1: Admitting.  Admitting that we are powerless over our need to be noticed.  To have followers.

We all want to be leaders of a circus.  In our case, it's a virtual circus.  Which is pretty thought provoking.  Descartes, anyone?  (Rose?)

So I'm going to strongly advise you to go read their blogs and follow.  Follow.  Follow.  And I'm going to proudly list them on my blog roll under my (not yet existent) Friends and family Blogs.  I always thought those friend and family blogs were such a Below the Belt Move.  Like saying, "these are outrageously awesome blogs under 'My Faves,' but please excuse my Friends and Families' blogs."  Not so, friends.

I guarantee youll be slightly envious of their way with words.  Dormant Gloria Steinman?  Yes please.  Delightfully and maybe overeagerly assisting policemen (while describing her husband as having a 'clipped bark'?)  Uh thank you yes.  Chicken wings (too many?)?  Forgetting to  take out the garbage (again?)?  Now that is empathy at its finest.


  1. I will do what I can to help. Besides...Jen has just about the cutest picture EVER at the top of her blog.

  2. Great post. You said it perfectly! :) I was just swinging by to invite you to join us for our Spotlight Saturday Blog Hop. Link up your blog and another you'd like to spotlight this week. I hope you have a great weekend!


  3. I'll do what you say, but I better go under your friends category :)

  4. You have me curious as to what those posts are about! Off to go check them out!

  5. You're very artsy in your writting, I like it.

  6. i think the anonymous comment was by mr. montgomery. just sayin'.

    orrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, are you our little sock puppet, paper bag artist? hmmmmmmm!

  7. I'm officially on a blog-high!! Thanks for the support, and WOOOT! to Salt and Shell-- I heart followers....I hope that Compeer can reach the heart of the wellness matter..

    In the meantime, I remain ADDICTED to daisies of the imperfect kind.

  8. Ah...checking to see how many followers I have is the core of my existence. I can't help it. It's like Facebook friends. I've been sucked in. But blogging for my job?? Wouldn't that be lovely?? Off to check out your suggestions because I KNOW you would never steer us wrong!