Dear Blogger Networks: Why Don’t You LIKE Me?

Why Don't You Like Me

Oh, right, it’s probably my use of phrases like “dicking around” and posts like my now all too famous “Homemade Swear Words” or the time I wrote about feeding my dogs virgin blood… but in all fairness, really, I just want what’s best for dogs in the most ridiculous and pretentious manner possible.

It probably doesn’t help that last month my most popular post was titled, “My husband wouldn’t stab me,” in which I detailed how I begged my husband to stab me on video.  HEY! I did it for YOU.  And there might have been something about a stab proof vest in there… I can’t be expected to remember all the things.

But, regardless of their true reasons why, I have been declined by every blog network I’ve applied for.  I usually get these really fabulous diplomatically vague answers about my content and numbers not being right for them at the moment etc.  But really, considering I know smaller blogs who get on with these groups, I know my numbers are not the issue.

Sometimes I want to write back and say, “why don’t you want me?!  I desperately need your approval!!!!”  But then I usually remember that yesterday I posted a meme on FB that said something like, “I’d love to stay and chat, but you’re a total bitch.” (Remember that one?  That was a good one) Or that I make public milestones when people unfollow me or complain about what I share.

Right, that.  Not everyone thinks that’s nearly as funny as I do.

But the fact remains that I get decent campaigns through other means, but I will likely never make enough to really think I’m doing well as a blogger because I can’t manage to join any of the “collectives” that help you land really great campaigns regularly.

Oh well, as I explained on my Facebook page the other day, “If I only use one profane word in a sentence, I consider that darn right family friendly.”  And that sentence is probably exactly why blogging networks hate me…

Damn.  I rely so heavily on outside presences for my sense of self worth…

About A Girl

A Girl is a 20 something blogger who began blogging in 2008 as a means of coping with a deployment. She is a Veterinary Technician by trade and loves her work in Emergency and Critical Care. She is married to a 11 year veteran of the USMC reserves, whom she meet shortly after he returned from a deployment. They have been married for four years, have three, very bratty dogs, and are currently trying to muddle through the aftermath of a difficult deployment for both.

9 thoughts on “Dear Blogger Networks: Why Don’t You LIKE Me?

  1. What everyone else said. :-) If I’ve learned nothing else from blogging, it’s that it’s really much better to be yourself. I love that you are– I can’t stand reading blogs have been optimized for the sole purpose of monetizing. They’re soulless… and often the blogger writing that kind of blog comes off pretty terribly.
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  2. What I like about you is that you are REAL. I am fairly certain that if I met you IRL, you would be the same person that you are on this blog. Not many people can say that. Don’t compromise who you are for any network. Not everyone is a perfect fit, but if you change to fit them, you are no longer the rockstar blogger we love.
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  3. Pffft. You are one of my favorite bloggers. I read most of your posts and I felt the need to comment on this one. I have learned a ton from you and I enjoy what you write. You can certainly be eyebrow raising, but I get where you are coming from and I think you are talented and real. Keep being you. Be who you are and all that Dr. Seuss shit.
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