How To Piss Off Your Readers, Fans, Groupies & Minions
And the story goes like this your name is Jack. You are a father, a writer and a man who has a deeply infectious laugh and a predilection for trouble. Most of the time you are a writer but sometimes you spend your nights moonlighting as a superhero. Some people would describe you as a goofy, happy-go-lucky and insouciant fellow. Others might use different terms- but who cares what others think. You don’t or you wouldn’t have blown up your blog.
Or maybe you do. Maybe you don’t mind acting like a pretentious fool who describes himself in the third person. Maybe you don’t care because you have no troubleÂ visualizingÂ yourself as being as friendly as Wolverine or the Dark Knight. Superman is the nice superhero and you’re not nice.
Don’t say that to your mother because she doesn’t like you saying that you are difficult but she will admit that sometimes you can be grumpy, rigid and stubborn.
Now that we got that nonsense out of the way let’s hit the heart of the problem. I blew up my blog today, switched from Thesis to Headway Themes. Should have spent some time reading the manual and doing some prep work but decided that it would be more fun to learn by doing. So I have spent a bit of time wrestling with the blog, the computer and two angels. Thus far it has been a tie.
I suppose that some might try to say that I am losing but I like to think that I am winning and not in the Charlie Sheen sense of the word. I am focused on figuring how to make this sucker sing a sweeter song than that which we are listening to now so I can promise that things will eventually settle down.
But eventually doesn’t mean today or tomorrow. It is an ambiguous term that I am using loosely here because I am not sure when it will settle. I can’t say precisely when I will feel comfortable with the changes. I will probably switch between commenting systems another time or two. I will turn on and turn off some plugins a dozen or more times because that is what needs to happen.
I am relying upon your goodwill here. I am asking you to bear with me. I understand that some of you will find it too unsettling and you’ll move on. That is ok with me. I am not going to lie and say that I prefer that you stick around because I do. One of my objectives is to make more money from blogging than I am and it is easier to do so when you have a larger pool of readers. But I don’t know how to do this in any other way than I am doing it. Can’t be anyone else but me and sometimes storms follow that guy.
So if you will excuse me I have to go try and tame a tornado or two. In between I’ll do what I can to sweep up around here and make it look pretty.
As always your thoughts and ideas are welcome in the comments.