Introduction number two. I won't use that stupid SEX thing to get your attention, either...
Does putting the word sex in the headline to grab your attention count as using that stupid sex thing to grab your attention? Sorry. Anyway. This post has nothing to do with sex. So, moving on...
I started this blog almost four months ago on a whim. I’m not sure what I was doing then, and I’m not sure what I’m doing now, but this is my (second) introductory post. And this time, more posts are going to follow.
I’ll start with who I am. I’m going to call myself Anna, because that’s my name. Not my first name, or my middle name, or my last name, just my name. I’m a professional spammer, and no, that’s not what I want to do with my life. It’s like telemarketing. We all hate it, but sometimes you just have to pay your electricity bill. I’ve considered being a phone sex operator, too (two dollars a minute means I’d only have to work for an hour and I’d make what I’m making now), but I’m going to hold off on that one for now.
So, to be blunt, I’m writing this blog because I want to make money. According to numerous sources it is actually possible to make money being a blogger. I probably won’t because I’m not going to actively promote this blog. I’m actually a rather private person, and while I’m okay opening up to strangers, I don’t actually want my friends and family reading this. It’s going to be a shot in the dark, but we’ll see if, somehow, just writing random things will make me money.
Now, you should also know that I don’t really care about money. That completely contradicts the paragraph above, but it’s true. I do, however, care about people. Right now I’m falling for this guy who’s just about the worst idea I’ve ever had, but I’m still falling for him. He wants to travel around the world. He has a profession that lets him do that. I don’t. That’s why I want to make money from a blog. I want to do it so I can follow a guy (crazy, stupid, terrible idea, I know). But, because I’m not completely stupid, I also don’t want to rely on him for money. If anything happens with us, I damn well want to be able to buy my own plane ticket home. Hence, I need to make money without being tied down to a location. Hence attempting this blog.
I should also say that I know how to write. I know how to gain an audience. A blog should have a theme. It should give people useful information, teach them how to do something, not jump around with a million different topics. But I know I won’t be able to keep something like that up, not unless someone pays me (and right now, no one is). So my blog is going to be a little random, a little personal, and probably not too useful or strategic. I’m failing already with this long, drawn-out post. This is the absolute worst post a success blog should start with. Oh well.
So here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to write a blog post every day for as long as I possibly can. I’m going to attempt to give anyone who reads this something interesting, or pretty, or useful with every post. Those parts of the blog will always come first. Then I’m going to delve into a (hopefully) much shorter personal rant than the one above. The format will look something like this.
Picture of the day: Insert picture here.
Word of the day: Insert word here.
Spanish word of the day: Insert Spanish vocabulary word here. I’ve always wanted to learn Spanish, this is my lazy way of starting.
Fact of the day: Insert fact here.
Quote of the day: Have you figured this out yet? Insert quote here.
Rant of the day: My potentially useless personal feelings, thoughts, relationship gossip, newsflashes, whatever, of the day. This section will come last, so anyone who doesn’t want to read it doesn’t have to. Not that anyone has to read any of this, but you know what I mean.
That’s it. The posts will be much shorter than this, much simpler than this, hopefully much more entertaining or useful than this. If anyone reads this blog, thank you. If anyone responds, or comments, or private messages me (can you even do that on HubPages?) then I will always respond. Even if you say you hate me, or you take ten pages to rant about your own personal problems. I’ll read your message. I’ll respond. I Promise.