The add reads “Explode your Blog traffic”, naturally I was lured into joining BE. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s addictive and it’s supposed to increase your Blog traffic. There are many ways to accumulate points but my favorite way is by challenging other Blogs in the Battle of the Blogs.
I don’t care what anybody out there says but to me my Blog is the best, I know what it takes to put it together, I know what it takes for my brain to think of something to post. Sometimes ideas don’t come easy and sometimes they are served to you in a silver platter, therefore the effort, or lack of is all mine and when I hit that button to publish my post I think that at worst I’m posting something I will read again. Yeah, my Blog is the best… so why is it that sometimes when I battle I’m like totally crushed? I not only lose but I lose by a huge margin, really like maybe 12 to 3 or something like that and I can’t help but wonder darn is it really that bad?
So not to be discouraged I will gather some more points and take another crack at it. Upon completion I go and check to see my score and I’m sure that most of you think my Blog sucks so my hopes and expectations are not high, although I’m still pretty proud of my work. So I check and… tada! I just beat like one of the best blogs out there by eleven points. What gives? How can I lose so miserably one time and win so convincingly the next?
Well, it’s all in good fun. Out of the thousands of blogs thrown at me on a daily basis only a chosen few will grab my attention to the point where I am actually going to read and pay attention to what my fellow blogger is writing. I look for diversity the most, if I visit your blog and after reading it I feel you have a plethora of topics I will probably be back. However if nothing changes or even worse if there are no new posts, then you’ll lose me as a reader.
So I came to the conclusion that the 20 or 25 seconds you get to peruse your opponent's blogs will only give you a chance to read the title and maybe the header of the first post, and in this time a lot of us already know where we are casting our vote. I know that the criteria we use to evaluate some of the blogs out there is whacked. I can’t help but wonder what goes through our heads before we cast that vote. Again it doesn’t matter, it’s all in good fun and if out of 100 readers one decides to post a comment and give me either cheers or jeers on what I wrote then the time I spent by the computer writing is worth the effort, and in the end if the only readers I get are my family members then so be it.
Note: Those of you that have become my regulars, thanks for visiting I love to have you.