I have to giggle from time to time at some of the emails I get from people who obviously have never read Single Dad Laughing. One thing that a lot of people say when they email me is, “our writing style is exactly the same!” Of course, I’m often intrigued and I usually go take a look.
Every once in a super great while, I am able to locate some amount of similarity. The majority of the time, I have to go check the link they sent to make sure I ended up at the right place. In fact, most of the time it’s so completely opposite (is there an opposite when it comes to writing?) of mine that I wonder if they’ve ever even read mine. Baby products. Politics. One person sent me to their post about how hybrid cars are actually going to destroy the environment. But yeah… similar.
I also have to laugh when certain people write to me, asking if I would be willing to shout-out their blog for them. While the answer is always no (it doesn’t mean I don’t love you!), I do usually take a peek over just to see what other people are up to in the blogging world.
Hmmmm… Kinky Sex Porn Blog. Yeah. *Maybe* I’ll shout that out for ya… Totally Random Tea Pot Collections Blog. Yeah. Maybe I’ll shout that out… I Hate Kittens and Babies Blog. Yeah. Maybe I’ll shout that one out, too. Or not.
I mean, don’t these people understand the #1 rule of marketing? Don’t market where you don’t have an audience! It’s not like I’m going to email one of my favorite blogs, Cake Wrecks, and ask them to post “The Disease Called Perfection“. Okay. I did that once when it first went live and my blog was still very… stupid. Rookie mistake. Luckily John was cool about it and sent me on my way with some friendly advice that I’ve never forgotten. He said, “the internet has a way of making the best rise to the top.” Looking back, I’m like… you were right, John. What the heck were you thinking Dan Pearce?
Another one I find odd is when certain people write in and ask me to please write a life-changing post about the things they are most passionate about. It’s not that I blame them for writing, it’s just that with some of them I have to ask myself… why me? What on earth makes them think I could write about this? “Dear Dan, will you please write about the need to be respectful to species on other planets?” “Dear Dan, will you please write about the need to appreciate the Nazis?” “Dear Dan, will you please write about the awesomeness of nudism?”
I mean… come on. Really?
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing
PS. What would you like me to write about? 🙂