okay, today my mood is a wee bit sour, as you might guess from the title.
the reason? blogs and bloggers. i’m even sick of that word. really, we couldn’t come up with something better? webiary, perhaps?
here’s the deal: initially, i was one of ‘them’, meaning i blogged to get attention and then take that attention to durtbagz and then durtbagz would be huge and then mal and i could retire. in reality, i’ve learned that blogging is LAME. it’s not lame to write about what’s happening to you or something you feel passionate about. it is lame to write about something someone else initially wrote about, regurgitate it, and then link back to the original writer to get more readers. it is lame to be a self-declared authority on something just to increase your following, aka RSS subscribers (i’m embarrassed i even know what that means). it is lame to give away prizes and gadgets to get people to sign up to read your so-called authori-TIE. i mean, seriously?
now, i know, this may seem a wee bit hypocritical considering i had an earlier post titled ‘i wish i was an IT nerd’ or something like that. i was a believer in ‘if you build it, they will come’. but it was the wrong ‘they’ i was going after and trying to learn from. completely wrong. couldn’t be more wrong.
my ‘they’ are 14-25 year old guys and gals who have at least half a brain in their heads and a decent sense of humour, like myself. they are not blogging on blogging for blogging’s sake. they are snowboarding. they are college students who like to drink beer. lots of beer. they are high school kids who…drink beer. lots of beer. they are online and do myspace and facebook and whatever other social networking sites are hot right now. and they do what their friends do and even better, what their friends aren’t doing YET.
so that is how this is going to work. i’m not going to link to other nerds’ blogs that talk about goals and power of readership and how to make your blog ‘sticky’ (WTF?). i’m going to post images of signs we’re going to use and have contests for the best captions to go along with them. i’m going to post the website as it’s being developed and ask for your feedback. i’m going to chose topics that directly affect me, this company, and my peeps that will be carrying deez bagz.
so do me a favor: if you like reading this, let me know. tell your friends about it and maybe they’ll like it to. if you don’t like it, let me know. tell your friends about it and how lame it is and that they should read it to see how lame it is. i’m not going to give you anything for it and i don’t care how many people are reading it regularly. i’m done playing by the rules of successful blogging. i’m building a company called ‘durtbagz’ for crying out loud. we don’t care about spelling, why would we care about rules?