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They Like Me, They Really Like Me

February 26th, 2006

Life is funny. I was finding the blogging experience a bit disappointing this week. I wrote what I though was one of my better efforts. It was a satirical newspaper style piece making fun of possible ban on children’s guns, called Grounding in Hespeler Toy Raid Expected. I linked up to it on Cannuckistan Chronicles and a few people came. Then nothing. I had 2 visitors Friday, 2 more yesterday, one of whom was my wife.

A good wife (or husband) compliments their spouse, makes them better. So it is here at the Hespeler Towers. My wife hasn’t looked much at the blog, but commented in Toy Raid post, implying I was grounded for all the weaponry found within our home. Then came the blogging Tories.

This morning I received the an e mail from Paul at the Blogging Tories:


Blog: Blue Blogging Soapbox
Post: Blogging Tories Site of the Week
Link: http://soapbox22.blogspot.com/2006/02/blogging-tories-site-of-week_26.html

When I go to the site, what do I find:

Make sure you read the Grounding in Hespeler Toy Raid Expected post, including the comments. Makes me wonder just who is getting grounded!

My wife, making my blog look good by making me look bad. It’s 10:30 AM, and I have had 16 visitors since 6:00. I am going to have a better day than the rest of the week combined. And instead of discouraged, I am ready to go, ready to blog my heart out. There’s that wife, making me better.

So if you are here from the Bloggng Tories, or from any where else, welcome. Look around, and enjoy your visit. I am glad you are here, and hope you return.

And thank you to my wife and the Blogging Tories. I needed that!


  1. Paul MacPhail
    February 28th, 2006 at 23:17 | #1

    Love the toy-gun story. Keep at it!

  2. Toronto Tory
    February 28th, 2006 at 23:20 | #2

    I, Toronto Tory, am actually from Galt originally.

    Perhaps we should start a Cambridge bloggers blogroll. 🙂

  3. Jarrett
    March 1st, 2006 at 01:48 | #3

    I experienced something similar. You can help your profile by leaving comments on other people’s sites, but generally you just have to wait until you’re noticed either like that or from the RSS feeds on the Blogging Tories’ main page. Then your traffic bumps up. That’s how it goes. Just keep at it, and They will come.

  4. Joanne (True Blue)
    March 1st, 2006 at 09:05 | #4

    If a blogger blogs on a laptop in a forest and nobody reads it, is there still a purpose? From a cathartic viewpoint, I would say yes, but ain’t it nice to get a hit?

  5. Brian
    March 1st, 2006 at 16:50 | #5

    I would say yes, but ain’t it nice to get a hit?

    I have done various on line writing for years, and nobody has noticed. I came to the blogging world to be read – I seem to have gotten to an age where I’m tired of writing to myself, playing guitar for myself &tc.

    But yea, I would still do it if nobody came.

  6. Joanne (True Blue)
    March 6th, 2006 at 15:31 | #6

    Yeah, I think what happens is that you eventually start writing for your audience. You have to be inspired, but how you deliver it is tempered by whom you expect to read it, or at least that’s how it works with me. But you still have to write, no matter what.

  7. Brian
    March 6th, 2006 at 15:57 | #7

    You have to be inspired, but how you deliver it is tempered by whom you expect to read it,

    I would add, by what reaction you expect to get from that audience 🙂

  8. Joanne (True Blue)
    March 7th, 2006 at 13:36 | #8

    …or by what reaction you’re hoping to get! 😉

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