Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Dollars Vs Sense - Part Two

Thank you all for such an amazing response to yesterday's post.

Today I realised I have more to say on the subject, so here goes nothing.

Once again, this is not aimed at anyone in particular and I wasn't paid to write it, or even given any jaffas.

13. Part of the reason I wrote the post yesterday was in response to some people's reaction to announcement of The Remakables Group.  I want to clarify something before I say anything else.  I have nothing against The Remarkables Group, or any of the bloggers that are considered remarkable.  In fact, if you asked me who my ten best favourite bloggers in the whole world were, several of them would come from that group.  Several of them wouldn't.

14. I think the idea of The Remarkables Group is brilliant.  To all the people who seem to be annoyed that they aren't considered remarkable, there is nothing stopping you starting your own agency for bloggers.  Perhaps you're just pissy that someone else thought of it first?

15. Imagine for a minute that you HAD thought of the idea first, wouldn't you want to have people on your books who are going to make you money?  I dare say you would, otherwise you wouldn't run an agency, you'd have a website that listed every blogger ever.  And we already have that, it's called Google.

16. It seems to me that whenever a blogger gets recognised, either by sponsorship or some sort of award, there are a lot of people who want to bring that blogger down.  Why not just be happy that an award for blogging exists in the first place? 

17. To me, blogging is a lot like music.  It is VERY subjective.  Everyone's tastes are different and that's part of what makes it so great!  Just because I happen to think John Farnham has the best voice ever doesn't mean you will like him.  I cannot for the life of me understand why doof doof is considered 'music'.  They all have their place.  Let it be.

18.  In addition to learning the difference between 'your' and 'you're' can you please learn the difference between 'there', 'their' and 'they're'?  It's really not that hard, promise.  Also, there is no such word as 'alot'.

19. I am a very, very, very teeny minnow in a very large pond of an amazing blogosphere.  I'm not pretending to be anything more.  Would I like to be a bigger fish? Sure, but if I stay small, that's OK too.

20. Why do posts I bang out in 30 minutes get an amazing response and yet the ones I spend ages on and agonise over every word in are only read by Chyken?

21. Please stop caring what other people think of you.  Just write.  That's what it's all about.  Well, that and the Hokey Pokey, but mainly it's about you and your words.

22.  If all else fails and you are really, completely and genuinely upset that you weren't chosen to be one of the 'cool kids', turn your bloody computer off and go and engage in the real world for a while.

23. Here's another picture of my cat.  You're welcome.


  1. I hear ya! And your (note appropriate use of your) cat is hilarious. :D

  2. Loving your blog and that gorgeous cat

  3. Yoov broked my cat. I haz a sad.

  4. I must say, my favourites are #21 and #23.


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