31 Days to Build a Better Blog: Bambi in the Database
I figure that Paul Steinbrueck probably laughed out loud when he saw my database entry.
I'm doing his 31 Days to Build a Better Blog, and part of the deal is to blog every day for 31 days, doing exercises from a book called (not surprisingly) 31 Days to Build a Better Blog.
The other part of the deal is to tell Paul your blog stats. I figure that's the part where he laughed out loud— not so much because low stats are a source of amusement, but because I also rated myself as an '8' in blogging expertise (on a scale of 1-10).
I figure Paul pictured me as a bit of a Bambi blogger— saying I know the ice, then showing him my leg-tangled stats that prove otherwise.
Anyway, there is nothing wrong with giving somebody you just met a good laugh. Though, for the sake of pride, I followed up with an email to say that this-here blog is just a little side-blog, and could he stop convulsing now, because I could feel the vibrations all the way over here in New York, and it was making the neighborhood nervous, since, technically, we live on a fault line, and you can imagine the visions of destruction he was causing.
Paul graciously ignored that part of the email altogether, and welcomed me to the project.
I will say this... the skeptic in me knows that for 31 days my stats will go up, and then within a few months of side-bloggy neglect, the stats will go right back down to their laughable level.
But at least Paul will think I showed myself to be an '8' blogger. And that might just be worth the 31-day ride.
Cat Going Somewhere photo, by Sonia B, age 9. Used with permission.
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