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In which i’m a shitty person

I’m a shitty person.  Now I know this to be true but every once in a while it becomes apparent and I say to myself “wow Lynn! You really, really suck!”  This was one of those weeks.  Here’s how this NON ephiphany came about.

 

Lately I haven’t been doing much with my blog other than posting.  I haven’t been interacting, responding to comments, getting on Twitter … NOTHING.  As you can imagine, while my blog numbers have remained steady I have felt sort of out of it.  I can start with the excuse of Keely (actually it’s true … it’s entirely her fault) but no matter the reason I’ve been a bit, well lets just say detached.

 

However, Keely is doing much better and will probably be moving west soon and I decided that I should take stock of my life.  What was I going to do? I looked at my blog and realized that hey, perhaps I should attempt to get more readers?

 

I thought about this for about a minute and realized that I wasn’t going to go the conventional route.  After all, I got bored doing that in the first place.  So I placed a call to my friend Shelly Kramer to ask her how to get readers without doing any work at all?

 

The answer: you can’t Lynn.  Wait! WHAT???

 

I explained that I was sort of shitty about reading other blogs (sorry people) and that I was over signing up all over the place and doing link ups and other things.  Then she explained that if I didn’t guest post on different sights how would anybody ever get exposed to me and therefore how would I ever get new readers?  I HATE WHEN PEOPLE ARE LOGICAL TO ME!! I’m a math person y’all and even I can’t fight logic.

 

I thought about it for about a minute and thought “nope, I can’t do that.”  It’s not that I can’t guest post but I don’t really wanna research where to go and what to do and all that.  I realize that if I submitted my stuff to the Huff Post and to BlogHer I could possibly pick up new readers but I know that if I started doing all that crap I’d bore myself to tears and then I’d probably quit.

 

The mere fact that I’m still posting 5 days/week after 2 years is astonishing to me.  I really don’t want to push my luck.  I therefore decided to see where people come from anyways and although I get readers from many, many places the past few months most have come from these sites:

TheBloggess.com

Kludgymom.com

vodkamom.com

filing-jointly.com

momoffmeth.com

mommywantsvodka.com

adventuresinestrogen.blogspot.com

livingthebalancedlife.com

batshite.com

 

So I’d like to take a moment and thank these people and the many others who have included me in their blogrolls. Because of this I do get new readers every day and some of them stick with me.

 

Shelly said to me “Lynn, imagine how many readers you could get if you really tried?” and I thought about that.  I did.  I mean, I do tweet my link 3 times a day and put it up on Facebook and send it to Google Plus but I don’t spend more than a few minutes doing all that.

 

What I do is write new stuff.  I write enough to publish 5 days/ week even when I’m traveling so ya know what?  That’s gonna have to be good enough.

 

Meanwhile, thanks to ALL the people; those who I named and others who I didn’t, who send me new readers.  I couldn’t do it without you.

 

And also, about Go Ahead, amuse me.  I’ve decided I will continue to put them up as I receive them but I’m no longer going to solicit for new posts.  It was a hassle lining them all up.

 

Thanks to all who stick with me and all who are new.  I hope you’ll continue through this transition into Keely being gone and me being an official “empty nester.”

 

Take care,

 

Lynn

 

 

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12 Comments

  1. Scott Bartlett
    October 29, 2012

    Hey Lynn, I’m happy to help! Your blog is worth sending visitors to, so I’m glad I’m sending a couple your way.

    Personally I try not to worry about how much time I’m putting into my blog. I personally only post once a week, whereas I used to try and post every day like you. It’s all about what you’re comfortable with and what you have time for.

    Also, I’ve changed directions at least twice since I’ve started my blog. I change my blogging habits depending on my needs. The readers are generally very understanding.

    • Lynn
      October 29, 2012

      Thanks so much Scott, I really appreciate it!

  2. Jester Queen
    October 29, 2012

    I think you may have just admitted to being a mere human instead of a supermortal. Possibly. Coz I’m in agreement. Magic readers, please? I too am doing everything I can. Except only sort of.
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    • Lynn
      October 29, 2012

      hahaha…don’t i ever admit that???

  3. Theresa
    October 29, 2012

    New-ish reader here. I have blogged since 2002 (seriously), but when I hurt my back, had surgeries and ended up basically disabled, blogging was so not on my mind. I left for 2 years, and I can’t even get my old readers to come back now that I have. A few read, but I have crickets for comments. Makes me wonder if I should even keep going.

    But you are at a good place, and can only go up. Take that break, keep blogging. The loyal readers will stay, and new people like me will find you until you are ready to do whatever work you need to do to get more readers. :)

    • Lynn
      October 29, 2012

      awww…thanks so much. I have some very loyal readers. They make me happy

  4. Mayor Gia
    October 29, 2012

    Hey, you gotta do what works for you.
    Mayor Gia recently posted..Mayor Gia’s Guide to Preparing for a HurricaneMy Profile

    • Lynn
      October 29, 2012

      I’m debating…i feel like i phone it in half the time

  5. Mom Off Meth
    October 29, 2012

    Thank you Lynn!!! I love your blog and would miss it. You are hil-fricken-larious (not a word, but whateves.) I appreciate the shout out. An honor!!

    • Lynn
      October 29, 2012

      hahaha…great work. No problem for the shout out. I get so many referrals that i couldn’t name them all

  6. Julie
    October 29, 2012

    As you know, I don’t blog so I guess I don’t have shit to offer. But you make me laugh every day and I would miss that.

    • Lynn
      October 29, 2012

      Man. I must always be threatening to quit huh???

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