What would it take for you to consider yourself a “successful blogger”? Is that something you strive for?
Nope. Why would I strive for that? I write so that my adoring one and a half fans have something to read while they’re sitting on the porcelain throne. I would never wish to branch out and bring my musings to the masses!
Yes, that was sarcasm. What a silly question. Well, the second one, anyway.
The first one is fairly simple, though.
Finally, WordPress powers that be! I thought you’d never ask!
I strive to one day be pressed. Freshly Pressed, that is. Not my clothes, silly, I don’t iron!
I have no shame. I’ll admit it. I’m fairly certain that there isn’t a WordPress blogger out there that wouldn’t greatly appreciate the same honor.
My friends don’t help, either. They get me all fired up.
“You’re an awesome writer,” they say.
“You should write a book,” they say.
“Stop staring at me like that, it creeps me out,” they say.
So I get this big ego, and think, “Yeah! I’ve got this! Thousands of eager fans waiting with bated breath until my next installment of awesome goes live? Piece of cake. I’ll still have time left over to work on winning that Nobel Peace Prize while I cure cancer and write Def Leppard’s next big hit.”(Oh come on; you know you want to see them make a comeback just as much as I do.)
And then the next batch of Freshly Pressed posts go up.
And I read.
And then my over-inflated ego doesn’t just fly around the room like a balloon that’s been filled and let go of, it audibly pops. My neighbors knock on the door and say, “What was that noise?”, and I’ll say, “Oh just my ego bursting. No biggie.”
I’ll go off after that to sulk and shed a few tears into my box of Nilla Wafers (comfort food, hello…) and say to myself, “Self, you really aren’t all that. Now these people, they’re all that, and a bag of lightly sea salted organic vegetable crisps.” (That’s for all of you health conscious folk. You’re welcome.)
So, maybe I’ll just save myself some heartache and make my goal somewhat more realistic:
How about I just shoot for my one and a half followers to someday become two, and reward myself with this award:
And if any of you one and a half readers want this snazzy award for your blog, too, simply add an image widget and link the following image url into the correct slot. Enjoy!