28 February, 2011
Help Wanted: Getting the word out.
Thank you so much for coming here, to my humble little blog spot. I don't know that I have ever thanked you, my dear readers, for the time you spend reading about my shenanigans and putting up with my soapboxing. I sincerely appreciate you.
- sigh - that felt good. Was it good for you?
My goals as a blogger:
Ideally I would like to get paid for writing. I realize that that may be a stretch, and I am certainly not there yet ... but it is something that I strive for -- like fitting into an old pair of jeans.
I would like to write a book, or a column, or monetize my blog. I want to spend my days writing passionately and informatively about the things I love, using the the knowledge that I have acquired. But, I will need some help -- your help.
So, since you are here... still, I am going to assume it is because you want to be -- and not because you feel obligated or because someone is holding a gun to your head. Which would be just awful. Thankfully, I can see no reason why someone would feel inclined to do that to you -- because you are amazing, and perfect.
Ok, I hope you feel as if I have paid you enough homage (it was sincere, don't get me wrong) that I can now ask for a favor. Shameless. Sorry about that.
I have received a lot of positive feedback, answered a lot of questions, and have been getting a lot of hits on my postings via Facebook. How exciting!
If you enjoy reading my blog, and you haven't already subscribed or aren't currently following me, please "follow" or subscribe via RSS feed or email. You can find these options along the right hand side... Over there -->. It is quick. and Painless. And would make this hippie wanna-be-writer very happy. Happy enough to do a happy dance.
I have happy danced a few times this week, because I have gained some new followers/subscribers! And, I'd love to dance some more!
If there are any posts that you especially love, find helpful, or inspire you in some way ... I'd love it if you'd "Share" them with your friends, or someone who might be interested in the content. To "share" via Twitter, Facebook, email, etc you will click the appropriate button/icon at the bottom of the post.
Lastly, I have a Hippe Heart Facebook page now (The link is along the right hand side too). I might be flattering myself a bit to think that I might need a "fan page" for my blog, but I also don't want to clog up my personal page with my blog postings and crazy hippie status updates forever.
I think it might bother people who are uninterested in my hippie lifestyle that I clog up their News Feeds (like my male friends from high school)... and I'd like to not be "unfriended" over it. Because unfriending hurts a little bit. It hasn't happened yet, that I know of, and I'd like to keep it that way. mmk?
I'd like to say I'd continue blogging just for the fun of it, I might, but truthfully -- if I don't have a large enough engaged readership to meet my ultimate goals, it will be hard to justify the amount of time I spend doing it as often as I have been. -tear, sniff, sob -
If you'd be more likely to invite friends, or share my writing with others, if I wrote about something specific or touched regularly on a topic that you care about -- please, please, please let me know. You can email me or comment me and I'll be happy to oblige!
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for dropping by, for being interested, and for following me faithfully. You rock!
And, if you have a blog I can follow back, please let me know!