Sunday, August 9, 2009

P. Diddy was onto something

This week was a whirlwind of activity. From getting my latest podcast uploaded and on the air [which was the biggest podcast undertaking to date], to receiving blog of note, to meeting you, my life will forever be changed by this event. It's one of those events that has a before and after. This point is now a reference point in my life; "before I was blog of note" and "after I was blog of note".

With BON, came a great deal of traffic, attention, acclaim, and fame for which I am forever grateful. Thank you for all the kind words you bestowed upon me in your comments. Thank you for all your comments that weren't so nice [there were a few of you] and as you can see, those comments remain. Although I may moderate my comments [now] I don't edit anything you say, I just make sure Hoo Flung Poo doesn't leave 10,000 comments of spam. Apparently I have won the Jamaican lottery since getting BON. You wouldn't know that, because I deleted them before it hit the comment boxes.

As all of this new found success in the blogging world, my friend Jules put it all in perspective in a Facebook chat.

"Remember, just keep being yourself.....this is still your house, make sure people wipe their feet." Great advice.There has been so many comments asking me advice about 'how to make it', how do you come up with posts, or the now infamous, please check out my blog comment [which I have tried to do, really]

Here is the answer to all your questions.

Be yourself. Write about what ever the hell you want to write about. I don't think that I've 'made it' until I get a professional writing career. This blog is not my attempt at a professional writing career. This is my sanity, my catharsis, and my way to meet you. I never got into this blog thing expecting to get BON or even to have 340+ followers. I got into this to be honest and hopefully meet like minded people. I didn't ask Blogger to give me BON, they just did. It was amazing to get recognition.

So with that I leave you with a thank you. Thank you for stopping by. Thank you for your e-mails. Thank you for coming along on this blogging journey with me. Now, next week, it's back to reality. I am done reveling in this glory. I am ready to keep writing for me, and you are welcome to keep reading.

19 comments:

Uncle Skip, said...

Hey cool, you blog for the same reasons I do. You just do it better. Trust me when I say that if I'd found this before BoN I'd have been reading sooner. Heck I even put a link to it at my place, which is really just a diversion

LouDuk said...

When will the new podcast be up?

Kyle said...

Congratulations on all of your success! I'm so glad that I found your blog and am looking forward to reading your entries.

Thanks for your comment, by the way! I can only hope to blog as well as you do.

rxBambi said...

I don't really have a comment. Maybe because we had a pool party today and I was "day drinking" which I don't normally do. But, here I am anyway. Love that I've found you. Thru Jules in case you forgot. This is all her fault...

Nancy said...

Looking forward to reading more of "you".

Avery K. said...

congratulations on BON. Hehe i feel funny using that phrase.

Stacy Curl said...

hey if you are to publish a book someday...I would buy it! So, you go for it and I will sit in the stands and read, because shhhh but I don't really read, maybe someday when my kids are bigger and I get tired of scrapbooking. Secret between you me and the fence post right?

John Bryson said...

Quarters? Feels like I throw those Sacajewea dollar coins sometimes.

kEvs said...

hi.so sounds interesting huh.

www.solmekevs0024.blogspot.com

so thats my site.hope u could also find time to visit it. (:
thanks.

-kevin (:

Miss Bus Driver said...

BON most certainly feels the way your followers do! Why else would you have so many readers? You are the real deal and your posts are interesting, funny and heartfelt. By the way... BON is how I found your blog and I've been a fan ever since! Keep on keepin' on.

Charlotte said...

I like your blog, it makes me smile every day. Keep it up!

Kyrie said...

*Wipes feet at the welcome carpet*

I hope you have tea because I'll be here for a while. :)

dannyd said...

Hi! My blog (which is located at: http://dannysignifyingnothing.blogspot.com/) is just one day old, and I have to say that your advice is very good and funny too. I am writing short stories and commenting on news and hoping that I will be heard, and I will be reading your blog with a smile.

Just Jules said...

that's right dear, just keep doing what you are doing. Hell, if they come to my house, they'll have to take their shoes off :) But, then I'll serve them some oooeyy goooeeyy food preferably with real whip cream and they will forget ;)

Drew Rowland said...

Hey,
I really like your writing style and your obvious ability to gain followers. Keep up the great work and if you get a chance check out my blog at drewrowland.blogspot.com and give me some suggestions thanks.
-drew

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Okay...so I feel kind of cool to say that I followed your BEFORE you were BLOG of NOTE...

But it was because of Jules who led me to your podcasts!

Congrats on the success!

Nicole Katz said...

Congratulations on your blog of note and all of your other successes. It's great to grateful! Your enthusiasm pops through the page. I wish you all the best.

christian said...

hi everybody im a 11 year old kid who loves reading and thought it would be cool if i made a blog about people who like to read.if you like to read go to my site readerfanatic.blogspot.com and either just read my posts or you can become one of the writers if you leave your email in a comment so i can give you permission. my email is tulacac@gmail.com

Tanya said...

saw you on blogs of note. you're funny :D thank you for that.