Where’s the Guy We Loved?
For those who come looking for a short, thoughtful read, a blogging life discussion, or a way to gradually ease back into the week. I offer this bloggy life hypothetical question. . . .
You and a friend started blogging 8 months go. You’re in different businesses, but you have similar goals — to establish yourselves, to see what you’ve got, and to watch where it takes you.
The ride has been fun and almost a tale from a famous book — The Tortoise and the Hare. He’s been the hare. He collect links hand over fist during the first 6 months — almost 100 in the first month. You were the tortoise. You collected a respectable link count at a slower, more natural pace.
At your six month blog-anniversary, your friend began to lose links at the same rate he had collected them. At first he tried to act as if it didn’t matter, but he started posting more and more in month seven. In month eight, he began a campaign of self-promtion. He’s been outright asking for links at the end of every post.
His writing has changed. Some people have mentioned that fact to you.
You are still gaining links at a natural pace. He’s beginning to mention that to you.
How do you respond?
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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Bloggy Question 31: Do You Send Away the Idea of a Lifetime?
Bloggy Life Question 30 — How Does He Get the Book to Readers?
Bloggy Life Question 29 — Will You Sell the URL to the Porn King?
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