Six Tips that Prove You Might be a Blog Snob
Let's face it. We all have pride of ownership as it relates to our blogs—much like our cars, our homes and our pets.
We may not ever articulate it, (because it's not P.C.) but it's something that gives some bloggers a sense of superiority.
I liken it to the old commercial for Kenelration.
Remember, back in the day?
“My dog's better than your dog. My dog's better than yours. My dog's better cause he eats Kenelration, my dog's better than yours!”
Anyhow...theoretically speaking, I'm cool with it.
After all, being a snob is not against the law. But being a “snub” is a horse of a different color.
After all, where would any blog be without followers and commenters, no matter what our status or stats? And just because a blogger isn't “well-known” doesn't mean they shouldn't be well regarded at your site as a visitor or follower.
Are you (or someone you know) at risk of becoming a blog snob?
In the words of Dr. Phil, “You can't change what you don't acknowledge first.”
Here's how to tell:
- You only post comments on bourgeois blogs by well-known writers and those considered in the” in-crowd.” (So many blogs, so little time is your philosophy.)
- You only hang out and follow blogs that have “do follow”-- where you'll be noticed and get more exposure for your site.
- You don't respond to comments by “little people.” (You subscribe to Janet Jackson's philosophy, “what have you done for me lately?”)
- Your blog roll reads like a list of Hollywood's “who's who.”
- You'll only show “link love” to those who can elevate your status by association.
- Your mantra is “me, me, me!”
Sound familiar? I'm not surprised. To paraphrase the words of Carly Simon, “You're so vain, you probably think this piece is about you."