The Blog Award You Wish You Had Won

Dude Write
Yeah, that is “write,” I received the Chairman’s Choice card from the fine gentlemen at Dude Write and you didn’t.

That trophy is going right next to my 4th place finish in the Top 25 Sexiest Dad Bloggers, not on the left but on the right.

Now some of you might feel badly about this and wonder why you didn’t receive such an illustrious reward or why Babble does such a half ass job of picking their list of the best dad bloggers.

The good news is that it just doesn’t matter.

Repeat After Me- Watch and Be Motivated

Say it again, “It just doesn’t matter.”

All I Want To Do Is Write because it is what bloggers do. I don’t want to worry about things Bloggers Say During Sex because there are no rules in Social Media and you can make it anything you want.

Really, it is true. Figure out what it is you want to have happen and make it work for you.

If you want to have a serious discussion write posts like Is There A Benefit To Paying for Facebook Fans For Your FB Fan Page?, Two Things That Are Killing Twitter or Your Social Media Blog Is My Favorite Cure For Insomnia because people will engage with you.

Any time you blog about blogging you can guarantee that those posts will generate discussions.

If that is the kind of thing that floats your boat you can have a good time with it.

As for me, well I do enjoy that kind of thing but I like the personal stuff too. When I blogged about my grandfather’s death it got a ton of comments, tweets and emails.  That is the kind of thing that has deeper meaning to me because they were heartfelt messages and I was grateful to receive them.

The communal response to tragedy and letters to our children touch me too.

But then again sometimes it is fun to be irreverent and silly. Sometimes I have to slip in posts like Do You Know About The Blog Cancellation Fees- Listen or You Are The Biggest Liar In Social Media for no other reason than because I can and I want to.

It Just Doesn’t Matter

When I find myself getting caught up in the silly trap of measuring myself against others I find their Facebook page, take a good look at their photo and then make fun of them. Sometimes I call them from a local payphone and tell them that a very bitter blogger is upset he doesn’t get 298 comments on every post and 233 likes but that it is o because they are fat and ugly.

Got to tell you that sometimes that doesn’t work out real well because they aren’t fat or ugly. It is even worse when I find out that they aren’t stupid either in which case I just hope that they are impotent or very poorly hung.

Yeah, us men can be juvenile sometimes, can’t we.

Ok, there might be some exaggeration in some of that. I might be better served by sharing something like  What matters to me is becoming a better writer, building relationships, learning more about myself/life and having a good time while blogging.

The stuff in the bold and italics is really how I feel, but damn sometimes it feels good to just unload and write without censorship.

Just Write

Just write is my motto and my mantra.

It is not always easy to do because sometimes people are offended when they read things like “Some of you are in dire need of a week of oral sex, enemas and brain transplants” and I wonder if I am killing potential business opportunities.

But the thing is that when I let go of the self censorship and just write good things happen. Writing jobs come, relationships develop and I have more fun which is what blogging should be.

And that my friends is all I have to say about that for now…

P.S. I would love for more people to go read The Search For Absolution, will you take a couple of moments to check it out?

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