In reading the many blogs I follow, plus visiting others that comment on those blogs, I noticed some of you wonder if blogging is right for you. And there are others who just lurk but never comment or have a blog of their own. And many wonder if they are a true blogger. Well, peeps, wonder no more.
If you can say ‘Yes’ to any of these, then you are an official blogger. And you lurkers and anonymous commenter’s out there, if you can answer any of these in the positive, then give it up and start your own blog. You are probably the most interesting person that has yet you be read.
You might be a blogger if...
...you've ever secretly considered recording your friends for blog ideas.
...you daydream someone really important will read your blog and offer you:
a book deal.
a host opportunity.
to name their newborn child after you.
...you face motherhood embarrassment with a twinge of excitement knowing it's awesome blog fodder.
...your kids know what a blog is.
...you're living proof that truth is stranger than fiction.
...you still feel a teeny thrill every time you click "publish".
...your girlfriends preface conversations with, "Don't put this on your blog, but..."
...you feel like you've been blogging for a million+ years when it's really only been 10 months.
...you've been made to feel dirty (and not in a good way) by search terms.
...spam comments are so complimentary you consider approving them.
...your reader dominates you.
...you have cyber BFF's.
...your baby's first word was "blog".
...you drink wine and Tweet.
...you carry around a little notebook.
...you are part of at least 4 social networks.
...you've been bullied online.
...you've spent 4 hours trying to get the spacing just right.
...you feel devastated when you lose a follower.
...you assume that follower died because it's the only logical explanation.
...you have an alias.
...your alias sounds more natural to you than your own name.
...you have blog envy.
...you suddenly realize you should have paid closer attention to grammar in school.
...you feel the urge to hashtag outside the Twitterverse #perfectlyhealthy #perfectly normal.
...you know what "squee!" means.
And for those who want to become famous through blogging, here is a flow chart to help map your way.