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April 06, 2009

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Beth

Blogging shouldn't be about the numbers - it's a means to express ourselves, put our thoughts in writing - and you do that so well. Hope you don't stop.
Also hope you're successful in reassessing your life while away - but more importantly, have a good time! Take a real break - from everything!

Constance

I agree with Beth about the blogging numbers. do what you enjoy. Have a great Spring Break.

MsDarkstar

I agree with those who say that blogging should not be about the numbers, it is a means of self expression... that being said, shoot me an email as I have something you might be interested in. (No, I am NOT going to try to sell you anything. I promise!)

JC

Maybe blogging shouldn't be about the numbers, but it's hard not to get discouraged. On the bright side, I've enjoyed reading your posts.

Ricardo

No,no,no. The blog is not a failure. It takes lots of hard work and time to get the numbers coming in and lots of luck. I did not start hitting good numbers until about a year into it. I wound up writing for a movie website in the UK as a guest writer, guest hosted a podcast show. Been interviewed and have had people writing blog entries about me. You will know you have made it when someone dedicates a post to bashing you. Take that as the ultimate compliment. It has happened to me several times.

Laura of Rebellious Thoughts of a Woman

Beth, it truly was a break. And now I am ready to start anew. Isn't ath always a good thing, to begin something and not just continue it.

Constance, thanks for the numberless vote of confidence.

Ms. Darkstar, as much as the numbers shouldn't matter, they still do. There are different ways to assess and evaluate ourselves, and like it or not, for me outside validation is still important.

JC, those kind of kind comments make each number a multiple.

Richardo, so is that you way of saying it's better to remain small? My one little bash on someone else's blog was upsetting enough. Although maybe it wasted two seconds of my fame allotment. Why would anyone bash you? Insane people the world over!

Happy Pesach! Keep those matzas coming!

Ricardo

They bashed me once because Jews didn't count in one man's eyes ad I had to adhere to the News testament and was gambling with my bid at eternal life remaining a Jew. I hit him where he lived and he was really a closeted homosexual using religion as a crutch. Another time I stuck up for a woman who was not Playboy centerfold material but posed nude and was attacked by a man that needed manners. Another time a so called "feminist"said that I should be punched because I used the word "b*tch" in a post explaining why mean can act poorly at times and how they think. The word was used in the context of a jaded man and how he sees things. I wrote a guide on how women could better understand men. I set out for it to be helpful and many women thanked me. I reminded her that it wasn't lady like to threaten to hit me over something she admitted to not fully reading and I called into question how she would feel if I threatened to clock her. It would have been the end of the world and I would have been a monster and so on. Let's not use double standards in the name of equal treatment here.

It's a good thing to get bashed on other blogs in some ways. It means you got them going. Any publicity is good publicity. But yes, attacks do hurt. Praise is better.

Laura of Rebellious Thoughts of a Woman

Ricardo, it's always interesting to see how others think. When I'm writing what I say makes so much sense to me and is so clear, it's always fascinating how others just aren't seated in my head and so don't get it as I do. You've definitely had some interesting bashes, and your bashes-back are interesting as well.

I love your blog!

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