Friday, May 29, 2009

Chris Illuminati


Scott's Tip Of The Day: Over the past few months, I have amassed many blog followers. My blog viewership is steadily increasing. What do I attribute this to? Gorilla marketing? Guerilla marketing? Well, yes, the gorillas and guerillas certainly play a big part in my success. (Thank you Magilla Gorilla, your check is in the mail). But the blogging community has certainly been kind to me too. When I started blogging, I did some down and dirty research. I hit the blogosphere hard trying to soak up as much as I could. I read dumb blogs. I read sad blogs. I read blogs I didn't understand. After I sorted through all the garbage, I found some blogs I found funny, contacted their writers, asked for them to link my blog to their site and also asked them for some blogging advice. A lot of bloggers were rude. A lot of bloggers had big egos. "20,000 people visited my site yesterday! I am amazing and this totally belies the fact I am 400 pounds and cry myself to sleep every night. I am going to treat everyone who emails me like crap!" That kind of thing. BUT, a lot of bloggers are exactly the opposite.

One blogger who i would like to give a big shout out to is Chris Illuminati. He runs the blog Great Moments In Christory (http://chrisilluminati.com/). Right off the bat, I dug his blog. Some good writing. Chris is a funny guy. His prose comes off sincere and somehow he has managed not to get as cynical and jaded as I have. Chris has given me blogging tips (Don't blog with your mouth full, A blog in the hand is worth two in the bush). He has also encouraged me and supported Scott's Tip Of The Day, when it was still in its infancy, and I was struggling to get 50 unique hits a day. Thank you Chris! And to the rest of you - Read his blog.... Regularly!

5 comments:

jme said...

i checked it out....thanks for the tip

Beej the Pink Sheep said...

I love Chris too! He was nice to me and has encouraged me the same way. I'm an eccentric gay dude with a blog with a totally gay sounding name. Yet Illuminati has linked to my blog with his heterosexual head held high.
So agreed, most bloggers are total a-holes. But there are few nice ones out there. (Yourself and Chris included.)

Scott said...

Thanks Beej!

Johnny Virgil said...

Oh man, I hope I was nice to you. I try not to be a d-bag as a general rule. Thanks for the tip on Chris's blog.

Star said...

I'll check out Chris' blog, thanks. I found your blog fairly recently thanks to Blogs of Note, and joined up right away. Then I got curious about The Beginning. I've read all the archived posts up to this one (and will keep on til I catch up with them all), and I can say that your posts have gotten better and better...had you noticed that? Your thoughts have gotten more depth, and your writing is more sophisticatedly ironic, rather than relying on the cheap shot/crutch of crude language. Congrats! Thanks for the smiles, Star