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vixengrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-23-08 09:24 PM
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I've had a blog for awhile--(not that there's anything wrong with that)
I do just about everything wrong with it.

The URL is stupid-long: http://vixenstrangelymakesuncommonsense.blogspot.com /

I have an chronic incapacity for taking myself seriously, except for when I do.

It's totally too eclectic--politics, reviews, science, SF, comics, complaining, atheism, and other stuff.

I tend to be more prolific in the wee small hours of the evening whilst most people are either asleep or a little smashed; guess which one I am (hint: I'm posting on a blog.)

It is in no way promotable because of the aforementioned stupid-long URL and the eclecticism. The only thing that keeps me from deleting the thing is the sheer pain I experienced when I deleted my last one: I am a pitiable exibitionist, and need a diary--not under lock and key, because my inner life is ridiculously impersonal (what's up with that?)--but public, as if to prove I exist.

In other words, I do this thing out of vanity and a need to vent. If anything I post gets read, I'm astonished, and if a link gets clicked I would fall over. I think this post is for commiseration from other people who realize they blog for odd personal reasons, and not for advice, because I'm probably unadviseable.
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salvorhardin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-24-08 09:07 AM
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1. You might try participating in some blog carnivals
In particular, I know of a little liberal blog carnival... Actually I run Carnival of the Liberals. Unlike many other blog carnivals it's selective in that only the ten best posts (as determined by the current host) are chosen for inclusion in each edition. I'd very much encourage you to submit your writing and don't get discouraged if it doesn't get chosen right away. Every host is different so eventually someone will use your submission. Also, you might want to think about hosting Carnival of the Liberals. It's a great way of getting more people aware of your blog (and maybe more steady readers) and a little traffic boost. Plus it's a lot of fun.

Carnival of the Liberals
http://carnivaloftheliberals.com

Carnival of the Liberals submission form
http://blogcarnival.com/bc/submit_150.html

More about CotL in the first part of this interview
http://www.pollyticks.com/item/qa-interview-leo-lincour...

More about blog carnivals in general
http://scienceblogs.com/clock/2006/09/blog_carnivals_an...
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