In the middle of the Worst Week Ever, I checked my email on Tuesday and found that one of my posts was going to be featured on BlogHer. I think I peed a little. I’m honestly stunned as I thought I had to submit posts to them to be featured… and God knows I never think anything is good enough to submit. BlogHer also gave me this really cool little prize badge to add to my page, but I’m incompetent to make that magic happen. Stay tuned.
This could not have happened at a better time. I had separate conversations last week with both Fly Girl and Skinny Bitch about quitting the blog. I had been at it a long time and wasn’t seeing a lot of increased readership and almost NO ONE ever comments. Yes, it’s true, I blog for myself to keep a record of what’s going on, but I also blog for entertainment purposes. I like to feel like I’ve made someone laugh or think or smile… and for a long time I haven’t really done that. I felt like I was running out of ideas. I felt like there was so much drama going on in my life that I couldn’t think of anything interesting or funny. I mean really, how many times can I bitch about how much my family pisses me off or how much I’m bothered by things going on at Sugar’s school? Sooner or later, someone will say, “I wish that bitch would STFU.”
I also wanted to try to connect with people. I wanted to talk about things and have someone else say, “Sing it, sista!!! That shizz happens at our house on a regular basis!” I need to feel normal in this buffoon-filled world.
I read many, many other blogs and I’m finally bringing myself to comment here and there. I try to be nice, funny, and never attack the writer or the blog. Seriously people, it’s a free world. If I think a blog sucks or I disagree with their post, why leave a rude comment? I see it done all the time and it annoys me and makes me angry. So I beg for comments, yet want people to be nice all the time. Yeah, that’s how the world works, TOTALLY!!
Before this BlogHer feature, the greatest thing to happen to me in the blogging world was having Jen at People I Want To Punch In The Throat reply to a comment that I left on her post about 50 Shades of Gray. I felt like someone famous had patted me on the head. I felt almost as good as I did the time I paid $200 to meet Bret Michaels and he wrapped his arms around me and we… posed for a picture. I still regret not having him sign my boob. I totally would have had that tattooed.
Thank you BlogHer for bringing my teensy little blog front and center of your Family section. It thrilled me to see my words somewhere else, and it pleased Sugar to hear that her note was called “spectacularly awesome.” My normal monthly blog views hover around 450… this month I might hit 2,000. To those big deal blogs, this is nothing… that’s their daily or even hourly number. But to me, I feel all fluttery over it. I’ve also gained a few more followers… Hi people… tell me who you are… and if you are shy, introduce yourself via email… firstname.lastname@example.org.
And to my old faithfuls, thanks for sticking with me. Thanks for giving a shit about what I have to say. Thanks for your input (almost always via text or email) and your love.
I’m done with my speech now. A post featured on BlogHer may be not be a big deal to some, but this bitch feels like she hit some bestseller list.