Friday, May 29, 2009
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!