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Do you think writers are the rockstars of the online world?

  1. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    We've got fan clubs and followers (hubpages,squidoo, twitter, et al).

    We use creative talent to craft our (sometimes eagerly awaited) new release.

    Occasionally some trash a forum thread like it's a hotel room.

    Are you a content creating rockstar?

    1. fierycj profile image76
      fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      We would be. Except for one litte thing - the real-world rockstars also have fans online, their materials i.e music online, and still have forums where people trash talk and obsess over them. Not much of a difference with the advent of the Internet, huh.

  2. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    I don't mind that sort of title except I don't want tossed panties or boxers tongue k lol lol

  3. profile image0
    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    OH Yes we ROCK........

    I love the bit about hotel bedrooms, you kinda know when to give a couple of hubba's space, you see them slipping in and out of each others forums.... it is kinda cute...

  4. Lisa HW profile image71
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    I have to say I don't feel very rock-star-ish, myself.   hmm

  5. cindyvine profile image85
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    Have to agree with Lisa, don't feel rockstarish at all

  6. scheinandras profile image55
    scheinandrasposted 8 years ago

    I think writers are writers and not rockstars:) Rockstars are rockstars! anyway, from my point of view it's much better to be a writer than a rockstar:)

    1. fierycj profile image76
      fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I second that. I wouldn't wanna end up blowing my brains out or ODing at age 28.

      1. Lisa HW profile image71
        Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        but it would be more fun (and lucrative) to be a rock star like Mick Jaggar (who has managed to live to be an "aging" and yet very wealthy rock star) than it is to be me.  (I wonder if Mick Jagger has secretly found his real calling by being a Hubber.  hmm).

      2. darkside profile image81
        darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        All of them?

  7. soni2006 profile image78
    soni2006posted 8 years ago

    If you say "ROCKSTARS OF THE ONLINE WORLD", then I would yes they are but they should be very good writers.

  8. frogdropping profile image82
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    Darkside - I'm not so sure we're Rockstars as Mockstars.

    Though I do believe we tick all the required Rockstar boxes. With a few extra ones belonging of or to writer folks.



    http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv22/frogdropping/frog2-2.jpg?t=1245149355
    Yes. We're Mockstars.

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Going off like a frog in a sock!

  9. profile image43
    badcompany99posted 8 years ago

    Do we qualify for Groupies smile

    1. frogdropping profile image82
      frogdroppingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      BC - aren't they a fishy species? tongue

      1. profile image43
        badcompany99posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I could come back with a disgusting reply, but I shall resist smile

        1. frogdropping profile image82
          frogdroppingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          *smiles* Yes yes BC - keep in cleanish wink

  10. Lisa HW profile image71
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    I'd like some groupies.  All I have outside my door right now are a bunch of workers and giant, yellow, pieces of equipment - installing a sewer system on my street.  The house is definitely rockin', though.

  11. frogdropping profile image82
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    Darkside - I'm a Sockstar. I am you know. I'm not really frogdropping ... I'm someone else too wink

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I can't wait for the sockumentary.

  12. Cris A profile image55
    Cris Aposted 8 years ago

    I think "rockstar" is one category. There are the divas and the drama queens, too! cool

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      We sure do have them, but this analogy can only stretch so far.

  13. profile image0
    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    plenty of drama queens, that's what is good about it eh????

    1. Cris A profile image55
      Cris Aposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      For entertainment I suppose? But they do tend to get boring eventually cool

  14. profile image0
    \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years ago

    me boring how dare you

  15. Cris A profile image55
    Cris Aposted 8 years ago

    LOL okay i take it back! Btw, found you on FB! cool

  16. frogdropping profile image82
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    That would be a hit I'm sure.

    Because the rumour is that I am you. Or is it that you are me.

    I'm not offended Darkside. You're spiffing.

    But I would be if I was you ... because I'm not.

    *wanders off to find fierycj to write, produce and direct: Darkside - Is There A Frog Within?. The Sockumentary*

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Are you serious?

      1. profile image43
        badcompany99posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Bet that made you croak smile

      2. frogdropping profile image82
        frogdroppingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Only slightly. Some randon half assed comment. I either read it or someone actually said it to me. I forget which.

        Don't worry Darkside. No one really thinks that. You're Darkside. And I'm well ... I'm not. You're openly intellectual for one. And I'm openly nuts. And I doubt very much that you live in Lisbon.

        I dont think you'd look too good wearing one of my skirts either.

        Calm.

  17. wychic profile image89
    wychicposted 8 years ago

    Personally, I feel more like the person who practices in the garage until the neighbors call the police and who MIGHT get a few gigs at local bars now and then. I suppose I'd really be slightly higher on the ladder since I do make a living at it, but not much higher.

    Yes, I think writers are the rock stars of the online world in that, just as in music, it's placement and exposure that really define your success. While good writers are more likely to rise, it's not necessarily only good ones that make it to the top, and many who are good enough to be at the top don't make it there.

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent points.

  18. profile image0
    Janettaposted 8 years ago

    http://tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:Io5C-IoZdped-M:http://sandymccallum.co.uk/custom/rockstar-rockstar-kiss-gene-simmons-smiley-emoticon-000231-large.gif

    yeah we're rockstars allright... Goodnight HP!!

 
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