I’m a commenter turned blogger. I started out talking about planning my wedding and the issues surrounding getting married and now I talk about a little bit of everything. And like most bloggers I like comments. And sometimes when a post I put up doesn’t get many comments, I’m a little bummed. But such is life and I move on to the next post.
I’m not a BIG blogger. I’m just a chick in Houston with a big mouth and a bit of internet real estate. And that’s cool. I got other stuff going on.
And there are the folks that WANT to grow their blogs so they link and they post and they have ads and they do reviews and have giveaways. They want to drive up their hit counts and enhance their SEO and make some loot from this here blogging thang. And that’s cool too.
But for the rest of us that read and follow those of you who want to grow their blogs and yes I know, it does take work: stop making people jump through hoops on these gotdamn giveways! If you are gonna give away some shit, just give it away!
First you want me to leave a general comment, then follow you on Twitter, then on Facebook, then follow the vendor on FB, and on twitter, and leave comments here, there and everywhere. Then you want my mama’s name, my BFF’s name and the promise of my yet to be conceived child’s name. Then you want me to link the contest on my blog and wear a fucking tee-shirt and get a tattoo of the vendor’s logo on my arm and shit.
And I better not leave all that information in one comment. I have to do like a separate comment for each entry and it better be spelled right or my entry doesn’t count.
And I’m exaggerating to make a point here, but for real. I understand Mr./Ms. Wanna Be A Bigger Blogger. I really do. You want to build your followers and the vendor wants to gain potential customers. I have an MBA, you know, I get it.
But all that makes me tired. It takes all the fun out of entering a contest. And truthfully sometimes it makes me lose interest in the product you are promoting. And then I turn the computer off.
Lost potential sale.
What say ya’ll???? I probably won’t stop entering contests, but I had to get that off of my chest!