Caution: Only for mature Blog readers. However, eagerly waiting for your comments.
I cannot figure it out, how it works for someone. Browsing throw a plethora of blog, most of them related to writing and blogging, I found some interesting blogs, bloggers and habits on blogging. One common practice, which I even noticed among Indian Bloggers, is daily posting. Some of them have named their posts on the days of week like Monday XXXX, Tuesday YYYY and so on. It is a good thing; it not only makes you regular on blogging but also gives you fixed themes to concentrate on.
Therefore, last Monday I made a plan. Not personal, that I cannot share. It was a plan for blogging… i.e. on Monday I will blog on zyz topics, Tuesdays will be off, Wednesday will for abc topics and so on. But, plans will always be plans due to built in virtues of laziness and procrastination in me. At times, it seems funny considering all my failed plans and how my company pays me for being a planning engineer for them. If not the world, it takes me by awe, how can one entrust planning of millions of dollars worth to a person who cannot plan simple things in life? Then, I figure out difference, at office I only plan, I do not execute, someone else does, and it works out fine, on time, and on track. So, it is I (…or is it, it is me?) who is responsible for my lagging writing plans.
I learnt that being an honest commenter pays in terms of your blog being read in return. Either some good writer will pity you and read your posts or there are a lot of stats obsessed people who lack visitors to their blog despite their brilliant content and crave for reader engagement on their comment section. I also learnt that another way of attracting followers and it is no different from twitter. All you have to do is to change your Gravatar image to the most beautiful profile picture you have (applicable only for girls, ladies and all female species in between). It not only draws attention but also morph the shallow depth of your intellect in those profound thoughts you write. If you still lack visits, which translates to you still look ugly, use an editor, tweak those photos to sepia or black & white which will always remain in vogue. And if you belong to male species, grow your facial, look shabby as if the last time you bathed was at least two months ago and get yourself photographed with some really weird expression on your face. Turn it to black & white, post it and if you are lucky, it will work, for there are chances that some sixth grader will see a great writer in you.
Some people fake it but others prefer to be true. A good description is always catchy. It tells people what you are, beyond all the writing. Be crafty in writing a true description of yourself. Don’t ape the blunder of copying it from others.
Among all the good bloggers, there exist thickos who think the only way of getting attention back is by link dropping, and believe me they do it quite holistically. Only thing they do not understand is that the occasional heaps they get on their stats histogram are showing them fingers for their deeds. The best way I found out to make them feel their cunningness is to edit their comments and notify them to refrain from doing so, but for some adamancy rules.
P.S.: Take away the lessons, not the bullshit out of this post.
3920+ words so far in 2012 on Barunjha’s Blog
© Barun Jha || 2012
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