There are all these really cool events for bloggers. Some events are local to Michigan. Others, throughout the country. Although, I’m not sure how you bloggers that get asked to all these events do it? With families? Always going on *shudders* airplanes. How do you find the time?
I’m a blogger, right? But I’m not all that very influential apparently. Actually, I have no clout at all. I don’t get invited to any of these things. I don’t feel bad though. I’m used to it. No one listens to me in real life either. That’s why my house is a mess all the time.
So I asked Twitter. Because I follow and am followed back by some of the more “influential” bloggers. I’d like to say that we’re sort of friends. Right girls?
I asked for advice on how to widen my reach.
I guess no one heard me. So I repeated myself. A little louder this time.
Help me, I tweeted. How do I become more influential and reach more people.
Nothing. Not even a RT or a bird flipped in my general direction.
All I asked for was advice. Perhaps a link on an informative article. I wasn’t pimping my posts for comments for once. I was reaching out because I take this shit seriously. And I’d be the first person to help someone else.
Really? Honestly? The only reason is because I like the idea of being invited to blogging events. Not because it would mean I’m finally popular. Quite honestly, I don’t give a rat’s ass about being in with an in crowd. The popular girls always have way too much drama and crap going on for my taste. I like my friends. I think we’re pretty darn cool in our own little clique. I want to be invited because I love blogging and I want to learn about things and report them back to you here, on my little teeny, tiny, non-influential blog. Because it sounds like fun. I need fun in my life.
But unfortunately, I don’t have huge numbers that come hang out and comment here. On any given day, I have anywhere from 200-400 visits here. It’s sporadic. And sometimes, I have less. So that makes me not very influential. Sigh.
I guess I’m kind of a blogging loser. Some of my friends see past the blogging acne and braces to see the butterfly that is trying to stretch it’s wings and emerge from the internet chrysalis.
It’s not easy though. That chrysalis is made with some material that is really freaking hard to penetrate.
I’m not a newbie. I’ve been around for over 2 years. And my blog is just kind of dangling there in blogging yoyoland. Up a little. Down a bit. Google page rank unmoving at 3. Unique visits never passing the 440 mark. Unique page visits staying around the same as well. The sad thing is, I don’t really know what any of that stuff mean or why it should even matter.
And I really. REALLY. Would like to know what to do to change this. To revv up the engine of my poor blog that is stalled in the parking lot of blogland mall.
I would love my blog to have a larger wing span. To touch more people.
Is that too much to ask?
So? Anyone have any ideas?
Or am I just destined to have pimples and braces dangling upside down in a cocoon forever?