I was recently having a conversation with my husband Peter, who owns an Interactive Marketing firm. He helps people design websites, both creatively and technologically, so they will be seen by others on the Internet. I was telling him that I’ve been blogging since 2005, yet rarely have any comments. We investigated further, and my stats are good…meaning that you ARE reading. But it seems you don’t holla back much, which has begged the question…Is it me? Is it you? Is it not you, it’s me? I just want to see other people. Huh? What? This is all starting to sound like an awkward teen break-up. But it turns out it’s not me OR you. My blog settings were forcing people to go through a registration process before commenting, which is a pain in the ass. So its’ either that…or my blog is boring. (gasp!) My typical blog posts: “I flew from Detroit to Pennsylvania today.” Yippee ki yay. “The crowd at University of Iowa was awesome.” As if I’d ever call a client anything BUT awesome? Lame-o. Now I’m going to take a guess here. I think most of my readers fall into one of the categories below:
1. You somehow found yourself here accidentally, or you recently saw me speak at your school, college or business. Lucky you! Please fasten your seatbelts low and tight across your lap.
2. You’re my friend. You want to see what I’m doing, because you care. You also want to know everything that’s going on with me, so that next time we have coffee and “catch up,” you already know my daily existence. Not fair!
3. You are my mom. You need to know my exact coordinates at all times so that you may effectively (and obsessively) worry about me. And I love you for it.
4. You are my hater. Many people are surprised to hear that Girls Fight Back has spineless, invisible trolls who love destroying ratings and leaving mean and inappropriate comments. Of course, they never reveal their true identity. (i.e., cowards) But thankfully we have a policy to enjoy a collective staff laugh (Think Austin Powers – Mu ha ha ha!) at the tool sheds who choose to do this.
So this is my official post to convert this blog from a giddy and surface travel journal to a real conversation. We can talk about anything. Stuff in the news, women’s issues, safety & self-defense, my insane (and oh-so unglamourous) life on the road. So holla back at me, and post a comment now and then. Let’s start out with this question: What topics would you like to see more of on my bloggy? Or which topics are you really enjoying thus far?