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.
This really doesn’t make me want to follow you, but for the sake of irony…
I am a fan of irony. When it works in my favor.
Irony that works in your favor is ironic.
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!
That’s amazing! How did you garner 15k followers in one year?
I wish I could give you a __+___ = 15,000+ followers, but I really can’t. I’ve speculated on how it happened during one year, and I also share my stats every month as an open analysis to help others, so I’ll leave those links below:
Hope that helps!
Let me know if you have any questions. I am here to help! :]
Great info! Thanks 🙂