I think we, “of the world of blog” are taking ourselves way too seriously. Don’t get me wrong, obviously if we are going to take the time to write a blog we do hope someone will read it. I’ve signed up at some sites to promote my blog. I am realistic enough to know that most people who write blogs read some as well. I just would like to find some more that are good, “funny” good. Besides Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here I haven’t found too many. And admittedly my daughter writes the one I just mentioned. Of course if you just keep hitting “Next Blog” you will need to know how to read a lot of foreign languages. As my readers already know, I am challenged just with English.
There’s some people who maintain a blog directory, Bestest Blog of All Time. They give away “Blog of the Day Awards” and such. It used to be if you included Bestest’s blog in your links, they listed you on their page. Before leaving on vacation the poor guy announced that while you could still be listed, if you wanted a “Premium” spot, you had to pay for it. The bloggers went nuts. And because of the guy being on vacation he could neither defend nor defuse the situation. All I thought was “C’mon folks, let get a grip.” He was being accused of everything short of 9/11 involvement.
He can charge what he wants. After all it is his blog. I won’t pay for a “Premium” listing until I learn how to write a “Premium” Blog. It could happen someday, methinks. Until then, I will muddle through as a “normal-I-wouldn’t-pay-to-read-it” kind of thing. One of the first blogs I read after starting this one stated, “of course anyone who writes a blog intends to be discovered”. Discovered?
I just aim to be mildly amusing. As sure as I am that most publishers daily sort through Blogspot and the like, the only “discovery” they will find here is that I am promoting a Tape Radio station called WTIT. I can see the editors at Random House now. “You gotta read WTIT’s Blog.” Says one. “Yeh, what’s it about?” says the other. “It’s about a radio station that no one can hear,” Says the first. “Oh, like Seinfeld is a show about nothing?” “Well yeh, only a whole lot worse…”