But I was able to follow my favorite author Jen Lancaster, and the next day I checked my account to see that she was following me back! Astonished, I was glad to think that she had the good sense to follow me and dare I say read my blog? But sadly, I looked at her site and realized she follows everyone who follows her- all 10,000+. But that didn’t stop me from dismissing my friends and letting them know I’ve upgraded to much cooler, published colleagues and no longer needed their friendship (humble’s my middle name btw).
My wonderful friend, whose blog name will be Aurora (why? because that’s the name of Sleeping Beauty and she is the only person who is as lazy and addicted to sleep as I am) has intelligently decided to piggy back off of this fame. She has decided to become my biographer and will some day soon write my life story. Here now is her first set of Q&A, complete with my response.
Cis4Connie, where do you find inspiration for your cleverly assembled rants?
-Absolutely. If I didn’t have a genuine, passionate hate for things like the Starbucks cashier, 90s bands, and Jon Gosselin I don’t think my blogs would be quite as interesting as I like to think they are.
How did you achieve such a high level of recognition in so short a time and what advice would you give to those new bloggers just starting out?
-Well my secret to success is this: force your friends to follow and read your blog. This can be done as a sneak attack over enchiladas and margaritas at dinner, or through constant nagging via facebook. Personally, I like to bribe my less eager friends by taking a favor they desperately need and refusing to help until I see their little face under the “followers” section.
The more eager they are, the quicker you’ll see their face pop up.