Votes for Women!


January 27, 2011 by Marj Hatzell

So this blogging thing is fun. I get to write stuff and sometimes I spell check it and whatnot and people read it and comment and life is good. Once in a blue moon I look at my stats and the google searches that got the pervs here (like, girl with big feet fetish. Now he’ll be back). And stat-wise I do ok. Not super-famous-blogger ok, but ok. Like, a few hundred reads a day, a nice amount of subscriptions, folks following me in google and other readers ok.  It makes me happy. But even if ten people read it, I’d still be happy.

Lately, though, I’ve noticed something. Other blogs? They have these icons to vote for them for Top Mom Blogs and stuff. I thought, hey, I’ll give it a shot. Can’t hurt, right? Except I can’t bring myself to shill for votes. I can’t do the, “HEY!  LIKE ME!  CLICK HERE!” thing. I’ll post links to my FB page and twitter and whatnot (HINT: PSST!  It’s on the right side of the page!) but I just can’t bring myself to ask people to vote for me on these top blogs blogs. Blogggsszzzz.

So, does it matter? I don’t know. I mean, in a way I want more people to read me. But in a way, I don’t. Happy just the way it is. But I’m also not a risk taker so that doesn’t say much, other than I’m a chicken shiz and I don’t know how to put myself out there. So I guess I’ll just operate business as usual, and the heck with networking and stuff. And I’ll slowly grow, just like I’ve done up to this point, and maybe in a few years I’ll reach 400 reads a day.

I have no idea what the heck the point of all of this is, either. Just a simple Domestic Goddess, keeping it real, one day at a time.

8 thoughts on “Votes for Women!

  1. Erica says:

    Haha– I love how there’s a big “Vote” button just below and to the right of the paragraph that says you can’t bring yourself to ask for people to vote for you.
    Funny girl!

    Well, someone put you on that Babble thing last fall and that’s the way I found out about you– so it does build readership. I know what you mean, it feels like tooting your own horn, but don’t people ask you to add those buttons all the time? I put the “like” stuff on mine because I kept getting comments and emails from readers saying that I should do it. Give the people what they want, Marj! 🙂

    • yeah, good points. All of ’em.
      I signed up for that Mommy Blog thingy and their requirement is that it HAS to be on your page in the upper portion on the main page. I’m just having mixed feelings about it, is all. Like, maybe I should remove it?

      Hey, how about that! Babble! I still don’t know how that happened. I must be doing something right, otherwise I’d never have gotten these writing opportunities (who find me, I didn’t find them).

  2. rockle says:

    I named you one of my Top 5 Favorite Bloggers yesterday. That might get you two extra readers — maybe even more, if my mom ever clicks a link in one of my posts.

    I have one of those FB like thingies on my blog and I only have 4 likes, and I am pretty sure that two of them are from MYSELF (home computer & work computer). My own husband won’t even throw me a “Like.”

  3. Some sites are fun like Babble, and others like Top Mommy Blogs all it does is give them traffic and when you put the button on your homepage, it hurts your SEO (if you’re into all that). Sorry, I’ve gotten a bit jaded about some of those over the last couple years I’ve been blogging and I’ve seen the seedier side of some of those sites.

    • Hmmmm…good points.
      No, not just looking to drive up traffic. A few comments would be nice. Sometimes I feel like saying, “Hello! Is this thing on?” Because people are obviously reading it,just not commenting. Or they comment on the FB post. Sheesh.

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