Blogs to Book Deals:
I don’t usually stumble upon blogs. In fact I don’t know of anyone who just stumbles upon them. Nor do I know the originator of the stumble. [You know there has to be one.]
If there is someone, though, it’s probably some internet super human zombie that literally scours through millions of websites, doesn’t sleep, thrives off of five hour energy shots and Totino’s Pizza Rolls, just searching for funny blogs. He instantly tweets it. His million followers receive this link and suddenly it’s on like Donkey Kong.
Thus, I rely on all my other friends to point me in the direction of hilarious content and I do the same for them.
But what makes a blog good? And interesting. And funny. And relevant. No really. I would like to know. I keep attempting to start one. I always start off really strong. Three days, three posts. Then all of the sudden two days pass. “Oh shit, I need to blog about something.” Then a week passes. “Eh, I’ll do it tomorrow.” The next thing I know it’s November and I haven’t blogged in 3 months.
With movies like Julia and Julia, [essentially a movie about a woman creating a blog mapping out her experiences each day as she cooks like Julia everyday for one year and hoping for a book deal] and CNBC specials referencing the unemployed who enjoy completing extravagant ploys, [I just watched one where a woman is doing everything Oprah for one year] it’s no wonder we expect our blogs to be popular and make us rich. And get us book deals.
So what’s the ultimate goal behind blogging? I mean really, if you had to have a goal. It isn’t to update everyday with cool SEO jargon so people will read your opinion, [everyone knows it’s just a handful of your friends who feel bad, your friends who blog, and maybe you’re mom if she can get her head wrapped around the idea of a blog]. We all want to get famous. And be funny. So people will like us finally.
Book deals are apparently the trendy thing. If you have a blog and your content can somehow be put into print form, then dammit you better be striving to get a book published. I’m not sure if this blog would sell millions or not. My guess is not.
There are tons of blogs that give their opinion on how to get a book deal. I wouldn’t waste time with those. I would just go to the bookstore and find a book about it. They’re the ones that clearly did something right.
These are some of my favorite blogs. Some old, some new, some with book deals, some trying too hard to get one.
So, why are you blogging?