Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Elusive 200th Follower

I love the followers on this blog, but I must have done something recently to upset some of them. I was nearly at 200 several months ago, but things have just been hovering in the same place and have recently gone backwards. As a result, I have been strategizing about how to remedy this situation. After some brain storming, I came up with the following 5 options.

1) I can beg, whine, and bug people to follow my blog if they already are not doing so. I decided against this since it just turns people off and I have already done that in the past.

2) Pretend I don't care about it and adopt the mantra "following blogs is so 90's". The bitter grapes mentality works for lots of people so why not me?

3) Incorporate the Name Mommy Blogger somewhere into the title of my blog. Mommy Bloggers seem to have common ground and a sense of comradery that I have not seen anywhere else.

4) Steal someone else's followers. I could plan a heist with an all star cast that would include George Clooney, Jason Stratham, Brad Pitt, and Leonardo DiCaprio. It would be bold, suspenseful, and hip. The next morning when Vodka Mom and Shanimal's Crackers woke up, they would only have my calling card where their followers widget used to be on their blog.

5) I could actually put something of substance on Chaka's World in 2012 that people might value. After much deliberation, I have decided this is the best option. This may be the most difficult solution, but I think it will be worth it. Now I just need to start work on my essays and poems about Super heroes and lava.

6 comments:

Kristina P. said...

No, no. You need to become a CRAFT blogger. Seriously. Those crafters can start a blog, and 2 seconds later, they have 1,598 Followers, and 156,000 hits a minute. They are the babies of bloggers to me. Out to destroy the rest of us!

Kelly said...

Or you could just stop caring so much! Seriously that is your biggest problem.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Those milestones can just kill a guy. I am so glad that I am in the mid 400s with followers. When I get close to 500 I will just lose my mind.

Hillbilly Duhn said...

I lost over 100 followers but I was gone for a year, now that I'm back I can't seem to get them to come back.

I chalk it up to maybe I'm getting boring...

Dr Zibbs said...

I honestly think it's harder for a guy to get followers because there are so many mommy bloggers

ShanimalsCrackers.blogspot.com said...

Hey! I resent that!