Sunday, January 28, 2007

Contentious... but you gotta laugh....

....it seems everyone's talking about the latest blog craze... commonly known as blog pimping.... And most are finding it as wearisome as I am.

Not content now to merely have a blog and upkeep it so family and friends and interested others can pop on when they have a few minutes and catch up... some places are actively encouraging the boring, needy few to pimp their blog at every opportunity! Yep - Some forums have whole threads dedicated to people saying "I blogged!! I blogged!!" and then to go on and try to coerce people into visiting by offering snippets... and ... stuff :-)

C'mon over for a RAK!
C'mon over for a freebie!
C'mon over... i'm weird as f*ck - check me out.

Sorry if I offend the innocent out there... but it's becoming epidemic - though of course there are still the odd few who outshine all others - but at least they're sleeping at night, eh? Would be awful going to bed with the sick realisation that you'd only had 81 hits today wouldn't it..... How could you survive knowing that????

38 comments:

Anam_Kihaku said...

hehehehe yeah.. the whole personal blog pimping does suck - thanksfully i dont need that - i get my hits from people who apprently like me :) and to be honest i dont care if no-one reads my blog - its for me personally.

pencil lines i do go and pimp becuase it is a inspirational blog and i aswell as the rest of the DT are bloody proud of the hard work we so. but there in lies the difference bvetween personal blog pimping and community blog pimping... pencil lines is a community blog set up to inspire people with sketches BUT we only update Pencil lines once a week and people seem to LOVE it a lot and visit it every day :)

Dawn said...

Its a wonder you didnt hear me laughing all the way down in England, love your blinkie.

Yes agree blog pimping is so yawn yawn Iam more likely not to look if someone starts that.

Debbie said...

Hehehe .. I've never heard the term "blog pimping" before but it's certainly made me start my day with a laugh ..hehehe

Sprogpaws said...

Love the blinky, Jakey!

We've had 'Dude, Pimp My Ride' on the telly, maybe 'Photoshop, Pimp My Blog' will be next!

I have to say that I'm worried, though, that I may be considered a pimp, in that I tend to direct people towards my blog, just because it's easier & quicker to stick photo's and stuff on it, and I'm lazy by nature.

I'm going to be launching the Scrapping Outside of Your Box challenge on Thursday, and I HAVE to direct people towards my blog for that, as I cannot mention the Carolinez Craftz forum on UKS, and I'm now terrified that I'll be considered a blog wh*re. :o(

Jakey, will you please batter me senseless if I come off like that?

Fiona (aka Erisindevon) said...

Ah yes - blog pimping. Lot of that around lately. Some forums should be declared red-light zones!

scrapdolly said...

Yup been reading lots about this and am ashamed to say I pimped today but cos people asked me to IYSWIM
I did a door hanger and I had people PMing me for templates and stuff and I haven't the time or inclination to respond individually so blogged it (badly I hasten to say)
As for the rest of it I blog for family round the globe and for a few friends. Ain't that the REAL purpose. I love my blog. It's cheaper than therapy, I love looking back on it too.

Irene said...

Oh Jakey - you're spoiling my fun! I hope people DON'T stop pimping their blogs - it's such good sport for the rest of us. Love that blinkie BTW!

Sprogpaws said...

Just for Irene, I'm going to get the windows of my pimp-mobile (aka clapped out mondeo) very heavily tinted, get the suspension set really low, I'm going to play music loudly with a thumping base beat, and I'm going to have my blog address flash up on one of those neon car sign things. That'll take care of getting 'hits' from my neighbours. I'll also take out a contract for pop up ads on the internet, with links to the blog, and they'll appear any time you type the words scrapbook, basic grey or chipboard into Google, and also every time you log on to UKS! :oD I will be the ultimate blog pimpess! :oP

Sprogpaws said...

Oh yeh, and I'll leave messages on my mate's blogs saying I haven't had 81 hits yet today, so you must come to my blog because otherwise I'll feel unloved. I forgot that bit - oops!!!

Jakey, send all your mates over to my blog, will ya!!

Sorry babes, couldn't resist!!

Irene said...

LOL @ Sprogpaws!!!!

nah - all that's already been done. Try summit new. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Pam, did you pinch my car?

Caroline x

suebaru said...

Damn, I only have about 16 hits today..life just ain't worth living!!

Sue x

Sprogpaws said...

Sorry, will return the car in the morning Caroline - do you want me to leave the furry dice in it?

Irene, I'll have to do what I suggested on Caroline's forum:

"I guess I'm back to dressing up in sad black & red lingerie, fishnets & stilleto's (think of the Julia Robert's Pretty Woman look, only on Dawn French) and touting my business on every street corner and forum that'll have me. Maybe with a wee sweetner too!

Roll up, roll up, naked mud wrestling with George Clooney and David Boreanaz due to start on MY BLOG very soon!!!"

jake said...

For God's sake you lot.....I'm in pleats here! I've had a rotten day scraping ultra thick vynal wallpaper and the accompanying cruddy paste off my kitchen walls... and the steam has made it stick like flaming cement. I'm filthy, knackered... and wetting myself laughing!

Thanks for cheering me up!

Paula said...

Oh yes Jakey, I read said forum & it sickened me that people can write this stuff.
Some of us upkeep our blogs daily for the sheer need to reach out to family & friends & to connect with crafty mates in foreign climes, but I can't see half these blogs lasting once the novelty wears off.
Mine was started so I could link my challenges & let my sister see my daily happenings.

Sprogpaws said...

Oh Jakey, what a crappy way to spend the day, hope you had some vino collapso to ease the pain! Just look on the bright side, it could have been woodchip with gloss paint on it - that stuff will not shift even with dynamite!!

Now, as I've got the pimp-mobile until the morning, and have my very fetching Ann Summers Pimpess wardrobe all laid out and ready to go, I'm off to educate the world about how vital it is that they all visit my blog regularly.

So, how do I go about getting one of those hit counter things then?!?!?! :oD

Anam_Kihaku said...

ROTFLMAO!!! big style.

next we'll all be 'down with the homies' and getting cool names for signing blogs with.. i reackon with some bling i could be something hiphop? pick me out a name

jake said...

Pam - I don't have a hit counter thingy..... :-)

But do I have a great blinkie here.... ha ha!

Ann(i)e said...

ok, you really made me laugh here...what you are saying is so true...it's your way of writing that's got me in stitches....love your honesty and humour....crumbs only 287 hits today...must get busy tomorrow....LOL!!!

Sprogpaws said...

Jakey, babes, you must be a really lousy blogger if you can't tell me how to get a hit counter thingy!! I thought everyone had to have one!!! :oD

You've opened a right can of worms with this one though! I've gone from worried, to seeing the funny side of it all, to feeling neurotic about the whole issue, to having reconciled my feelings about it, all within 24 hours! It's really made me think about what's important to me about my blog, though, so thanks for that, hun!

How's the gacky wallpaper doing?

Kate said...

LOL Shameless blog wh*re here, I have a freebie on my blog, go look, go look, go look NOW! Mwahahahahaha!!

Irene said...

I love that term "blog whore" LOL!

Sue said...

fab post...had my PMSL

Sprogpaws said...

Right, girlies (and especially Anam) here you go - you can find your pimp name here.

http://www.blogthings.com/pimpnamegenerator/

Love from Foxxxy Tease!!

Em said...

OMG - I know someone who does this LOL! So funny!

BTW - why are you reading this blog when you could be reading mine....???

*wink*

Anonymous said...

My name is Sweetness Bling

Caroline x

Irene said...

Hey - I am Foxxy Trickz!

Sprogpaws said...

Irene, we must be twins!! :oD

Tina said...

PMSL: if I had 81 hits, I'd be worried that someone had hacked into my Blog and posted rude pictures or something: I don't KNOW 81 people!!

Love the Blinkie!

joanna said...

LOL darl!!! D'you know what, I have absolutely NO idea how many people read my blog; I don't know whether there's a facility on blogger to check the stats, but I couldn't be less interested :D - and I can't stand blatant blog pimping posts - what's the point? Either people want to read it, or they don't - is it possible to get negative hits :D xxxx

Anonymous said...

ROFLMAO!

Corrin

suebaru said...

I've tagged you hun! (Go check my blog...!!)

Anonymous said...

But Jakey look at all your comments,how do we know you didn't just invent pimping to get hits
(runs off) !! :)

Caroline x

jake said...

Agghh.....!!! Busted!!

(slinks away in embarrassment at being rumbled...)

;-) jk ;-D

Marja said...

My pimp name is Scandalous Big Spenda. Doesn't sound all that pimp!

Anonymous said...

No,but very you Marja!!! :)

Caroline x

Anonymous said...

I am Auntie Bling :) trouble is I dont ave a blog :)
Jane (Brods)

domestic goddess said...

OMG you lot i am in histerics, just got back from my lil jaunt in the US(go read my blog for updates, mwahahahah)And this has made me laugh so loud, i am seriously suicidal at the facyt i have dropped down to number9!!! what is the world coming too when i am not in the top 5!!!
i see a new blog here, naming and shaming the blog whores daily, hehehe
hugs hunny
xoxoxoxo

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