I like following popular blogs. Not so much in that I find the material interesting (by the time I’ve found the blogs, the authors have already begun posting less than engaging material because they’ve reached a success that doesn’t demand time or quality), but because I’m intrigued with their lives as popular bloggers.
Recently, a blogger friend clued me in to some blogger drama going on with the blog Single Dad Laughing. In short, a lot of readers and bloggers have increasingly become annoyed at author Dan Pearce’s seemingly narcissistic blog rants. A recent SDL post spawned this angry response from Daddy blogger, Beta Dad. Though I don’t believe in blogger bashing, I found Beta Dad’s blog post kind of hysterical.
I don’t always follow Single Dad Laughing, but when I do, I’ve spotted keywords such as “depression“, “hiatus” (Dan had to take temporary mental health hiatus from blogging) and other words that insinuate emotional unrest.
This got me (more…)
A few nights back, I met up with one of my favorite bloggers and favorite people, Tolly Mosely from Austin Eavesdropper.
Amidst talking about blogging and writing, we spoke about blogs that have turned their subject matters into books. I was familiar with a few blogs-turned-books, but began wondering how many blogs out their have landed the coveted book deal.
Quite a lot actually.
Do you ever think of turning your blog into a book? I sometimes do, but I’m not a Mormon, or a Mom, I’m not crazy (anymore), I have all four limbs and I COULD GIVE A FLYING RAT’S ASS ABOUT FASHION, HOME DESIGN AND DRESSING LITTLE CHILDREN IN OLD-TIMEY OUTFITS. In other words, I don’t have a hook. I’m part of the largest demographic of bloggers out there- twenty-something females- and the most interesting thing that has ever happened to me is that Jeremy Irons once mistakenly hit on me.
(I also can’t write good.)
The key is having a hook.
So, we know that blogs like Awkward Family Photos, Stuff (more…)