2,000 Followers!? (Holy Shit and Thank You)
There are over 2,000 of you.
If I were in a band, and 2,000 of you came to the show, that would be a kick-ass concert, with a mosh pit and beach balls and marijua…beer, just beer, you stoners.
Really, if I had to address 2,000 people from the stage, I’d probably hyperventilate, pass out, and break my face on a ledge. But I can’t think of it that way…
So, what does 2,000 followers mean?
Monetarily—right now—nothing, but that’s not the point of this blog.
Personally, it means everything, and I just wanted to take a moment to thank all the followers/everyone that regularly comment on my insanity. And Thank You to WordPress for not only Freshly Pressing me last year, but having Roam About on the ‘Staff’s Picks’ rotation. Incredibly humbling considering all the amazing blogs out there. Thank you thank you. I know you’re watching.
I whim write – craziness in text – if you’ve come here looking for a way to establish more followers, my advice is to just write how you speak in your mind brain. The positive response to doing this has given me the kick-in-the-ass needed to become a successful writer/blogger/traveler.
Unfortunately, there are some followers who don’t comment much, and some WordPressers who just hoard blogs and never visit/comment at all; the opposite of what the whole blogging community is about (then there are those slimy few who ONLY comment on Freshly Pressed blogs for attention; I call them Proachers).
Perhaps people are afraid to visit more often because I’m like the crazy cousin in the corner of the blogging family room drinking Genesee pull tabs through a thick mustache. Maybe I’m just awkward; unapproachable.
No way, couldn’t be that.
To break the ice, I’m going to tell you 5 things about me so you may feel more comfortable asking for a hypothetical ride home…and visiting Roam About more.
1.My User name, mabukach, doesn’t read Ma Bukach; it’s M.A. My middle name is Awesome.
2. My girlfriend’s name is Marti, she’s 3 1/2 feet tall, has green eyes, and aside from her lack of verticalness, is a keeper. She’s a constant inspiration to me and my writings. It was her birthday yesterday, so as a present, I’m buying her (us) a house here in Columbus. New R.A.M. HQ! DIY home repair posts in the future?
3. We have a cat named Thief who I found fleeing the Chinese Restaurant behind our apartment. He likes beer, processed turkey, and is addicted to adhesives.
4a. I’m the Senior Writer for an amazing Health/Tech company in downtown Columbus, and I dabble in freelancing.
4b. I’m also one for one in publishing short stories in the creative non-fiction genre. I found out this weekend my story was posted online by the publishers, Ghost Town. If you have 15 minutes to waste, here it is in full:
5. I have a quarter-sized birthmark on my left butt cheek. Roam About Mom says it’s where god left his mark when I was born. Being that it looks like a burn, along with my propensity for mischief, I’d say it was the devil.
Do you want an autographed photo of me for your ceiling, bathroom mirrors, or car visor?
I’m sorry I’m poor now (I’m buying a house people), and can’t offer THAT nice of a give-away this time, but I do have a bunch of old comp cards from my acting/modeling days and I will send you a pic – doused in cologne – with a letter declaring my love for you. I’m serious. Seriously serious. Then, if you send a pic of yourself holding a pic of me, I’ll make a funny blog post out of it. Either way, leave a comment below.
Thank you all, again. Good things are heading down the pipe for ’13, I can feel in my bone(r)s. – 12-year-old Mike