Made you look, didn’t I?
Have you ever used stink bait aka liquid ass to catch fresh water catfish ? I have and it really does stink….a lot, and once you get it on your fingers it is almost impossible to get the smell off. So, if stink bait stays on you like you want people to stay on your site then maybe it really is like link bait.
You will definitely catch fish with it, and even though this is a social media faux pas, my topic is not about link bait.
In fact, I’m not even going to write about my blogging, who followed or unfollowed me, or anything like that. My editor (the wife) has implored ‘can’t you write about anything else but blogging’? I’m trying, or at least I’m giving it some thought……….:). Of course, she would be a lot more supportive if I was making money at this……..just sayin’………but wives are like that, huh?
What some of this post will be about
Uh, let’s see; why don’t I write about me and let my readers list the top 3 things they like about me. I mean really, what better topic could there be, right? In fact I think I will link some pictures as well.
Ok, maybe that’s not a good choice and having to come up with 3 nice things to say might mean you will have to make stuff up so I better not push my luck. Be careful what you ask for, you might actually get it.
Top 10 lists seem to work
I thought about this and have some very good friends I follow and could easily give props to but have found you will inevitably have to make the cut between two people you like. I know, most people don’t care and enjoy seeing their friends being showcased anyway but I will save one of those posts for later. Besides, my friend Tony has the corner on the Top 10’s.
Maybe it will get more results if I do a top 10 list of the people I quit following and the reason they were removed. Has anybody seen a ‘serious’ top 10 list where somebody has done this? It would probably seem petty and I’ve done my share of whiny rants, so let’s just put this on the back burner as well.
My newest discovery
One day as I was bouncing around I came across a mega blog The Bloggess by Jenny Lawson. It fits in with my humor and will warn you, she will drop the F-bomb in a heartbeat; however, I thought she was good and wanted to share. Also, although comments are welcome she doesn’t respond back.
When I visited, I did follow her and she actually followed back. It was really no big deal, but I thought it was pretty cool.
Some of you might know her but she is new to me. If you are looking for a change of pace, it is definitely worth the visit.
Who is your latest discovery
If you were to list one person you follow that your readers might raise an eyebrow over, who would that be; and what made you follow? Would it be like some of the music you have on your iPod you might be hesitant to ‘share’ with your audience?
How often do you try to locate new talent? Do you have a particular method, or do you just wait for others to post Top 10 lists and see if any of those interest you?
I know this post wasn’t supposed to be about blogging, but I meant ‘my’ blogging so I get a ‘hall pass’, ok?
Please share your thoughts how you keep your ‘reader’ list fresh and new.
One final note
I have a guest post today at VizSource.info. This is my friend Kim Davies site and would love for you to drop by. She is dealing with some health concerns which has made it difficult for her to post, and this site is her livelihood; I’m trying to help where I can. Please stop by and say ‘hi’ if you have the time.