Note: Obviously this does not apply to the tiny handful of people who actually read my blog and enjoy it. However if you are NOT a Swedish guy doing 5/3/1, or a cute Christian girl from Texas who gets sinus infections and runs obstacle courses – it probably applies to you.
- If your blog has the words INTERNET MARKETING anywhere on it, or contains advice for how people can get more readers on their blog – DO NOT LIKE ME, you filthy, spamming male whores.
- If your blog is bloated with bland vapid sentiments about “lifestyle advice” and “boosting self-confidence through achieving fitness” – DO NOT LIKE ME, you simple-minded blond poptart.
- If your blog is a mishmash of nonsense claiming to be “A creative portal devoted to digital exploration thru research, and the interpretation of history, culture, science, and the arts” – DO NOT LIKE ME, you tinfoil-hat-wearing hag.
Seriously, my blog is about lifting weights. Ninety-five percent of the recent posts are just about the things I lifted and have very little content or value to anyone. You are not fooling me by appearing and liking workouts #59, #60, and #61. I know you are following some marketing advice to “Like and follow other blogs and they will follow you back!!!” But when I go to your page and you DO NOT EVEN LIFT, you’ve just wasted everybody’s time.
Yes, I admit that I at least check out these pages. I get the email notice that someone is “liking” me and, being the lonely, hopeful bastard that I am, I give them one more page view.
But from now on – IT’S ON. Everyone who likes a post, but has a blog that resembles a Ponzi scheme is going to be mercilessly trolled and mocked. Which is probably what they want anyway – attention.