Getting Picked Up – Well, My Blog Anyway
After close to three years now of writing my blog I have started to get some regular readers (thank you kids) and some regular haters (whatever) and now recently I see where people have been putting my music, blogs and site on their site. Getting picked up, well my blog anyway - Don't Get Me Started!
Much like the puppy with his nose against the glass back door, I'm delighted to see me appearing around the World Wide Web. I know I should be Barbra Streisand and want complete control of how my image, blogs, etc. are used but for someone with Sally Field Syndrome ("You like me, you really like me") I have to say for the most part I'm delighted by the blog rolls and whatnot I seem to be appearing on as of late.
The first site that asked and added me was a gay men's newsletter. I was of course very flattered that not only did I appear on their website but they sent me out in their monthly printed newsletter that had a gay, gay, gayer than gay circulation. However like most of America and its short attention span, this lasted for all of about six months and then I suddenly stopped getting emails other than to let me know there was a new newsletter coming out (in which I didn't appear). But having been fired from blogging for Project Runway (read that blog here http://hubpages.com/hub/How-I-Got-Aufd-From-Project-Runway-Without-Designing-Anything ) I have to say that being "let go" without any notice from this newsletter (that was just reprinting blogs from my website) was fine with me.
Sure there were a couple of sites that asked me to put a link on my website to theirs for a link to mine in return (some I said okay, others I did not so I guess I'm a little discerning). There are also lot of sites (including people on MySpace and Facebook) who apparently just want my music and I'm flattered by that too. And as any blogger knows, there are some sites that you submit yourself for just to expand your audience base. My example of this would be the fact that I'm a link on http://www.bestgayblogs.com/.
There was also the occasional site that asked me to write a blog entry for them. Most recently this happened with http://www.datersguide.com/ - they asked for a blog, I obliged and from the fact that no one commented on it I've a feeling I won't be asked back any time soon. After all, what the hell do I know about dating having been involved with the same man for decades now? (You can read the blog at the link above though if you're curious)
Then there are some that I have no idea where I appear on the site but I'm getting people coming from their site to mine. Those include places like http://www.gaypornblog.com/ (racy site, I must say), http://www.queerfilter.com/ - let's face it, no one is putting me on the family values website anytime soon.
Like most bloggers, I do this out of love of writing (getting people riled up and also love the comments of praise and hate I receive) and although I don't know that I'll ever be of the Rosie blog popularity (damn, that's wrong, right? I'm supposed to imagine that kind of popularity, right? Isn't that the "Secret" - the only Secret I know is the antiperspirant) At any rate, I'm thankful to be included on sites and to list them here to help fellow bloggers maybe get some more hits. That's all part of being picked up, right? Getting picked up, well my blog anyway - Don't Get Me Started!
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