This Blog Is Entirely Self-Serving.

But, not to worry, it only has 36 followers. So I’m apparently not servicing myself all that well (that sounds a little dirty). Here’s your definition (lest you thought I was kidding about my infatuation with dictionaries):

self-serving (adjective) \-ˈsər-viŋ\ :  serving one’s own interests often in disregard of the truth or the interests of others

Ouch. I have to disagree with the “disregard of the truth” part since I obviously use this bitch to overshare constantly.

And why is it self-serving? Because 1,000 literary agents tell you that you ought to have a “platform” from which to market yourself. So me and 500,000 other aspiring authors just like me (yes, your mother lied – you are not special) run out and create blogs in hopes of building a platform. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that my 36 blog followers are not going to land me a coveted book deal. I suspect you need more like 36,000 followers before an agent gives a shit about your platform.

Bottom line? I’m only mildly interesting and occasionally funny (but only in writing – one of my BFF’s assured me that I am not at all funny in person). But I’d like you to help me serve myself and follow me anyway.

  7 comments for “This Blog Is Entirely Self-Serving.

  1. April 18, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    This really doesn’t make me want to follow you, but for the sake of irony…

    • April 19, 2014 at 3:20 am

      I am a fan of irony. When it works in my favor.

      • April 19, 2014 at 3:23 am

        Irony that works in your favor is ironic.

  2. April 19, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    I started my blog for the same reason one year ago, and I have 15,000+ followers now. It took me a while to embrace the platform, but I did – even though it was too metaphorical to wrap my arms around. :]
    I’m following you. Will be watching your journey!

  3. April 19, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Great info! Thanks 🙂

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