Several months ago I tried my hand at organizing the blogs I follow so I could be more productive in my stalking of fellow writers and book bloggers. I mean, I follow a LOT of bogs--LOTS. When I click on the "Join Site" button, my intentions are pure. I plan to read those blogs. I plan to comment on those blogs. I plan to gleam glorious information from those blogs. Truly, that is my intent. I don't want to be just another face on a blog--a non-interacting face (everyone has a bunch of those--they suck). NO! When you see my face, my plan is to be real. I want to be pals. Super pals.
I thought I did well at organizing those blogs, too. Especially since I'm the most unorganized person you'll probably meet (don't look in my closets or drawers. Don't. I will slap you).
So I thought I had it ALL figured out--put blogs into an A,B,C, and D lists. I would rotate through the lists and be an awesome stalker of blogs--an organized stalker. And it worked--for awhile. That was, until my computer *gasp* CRASHED. I lost all the lists (this was done on the bookmarking tool on my browser, NOT though Google reader). My laptop hard drive was wiped clean and rebooted and my browser was updated to the current version. Guess what? Yep. No lists. All my favorites, all my bookmarked pages--GONE. Poof. Disappeared.
So I've come up with another plan *rubs hands together* --I'm going to start fresh. I'm going to start over and create a totally new system. I'm going to stalk a new set of blogs and it's gonna be AWESOME! So if you want to be stalked, which why wouldn't you? I'm really quite cool. My mom says so. Then all you have to do is leave a comment in the comment section saying:
"Hi there, Angela! Come support my blog by leaving enormously long comments. Tell me how I’m doing. Encourage me and tell me a joke, if you’d like. Let’s be more than faces on a blog. Let’s interact, let’s be pals. You can follow me on twitter, facebook, and goodreads, too. If you're feeling super stalkerish, that is. And I will promise to return the favor. Let's stalk one another!”
And I will! I will stalk you! I will support your endeavors. I will RT your tweets (unless your tweets are bizarre and scare me). I will laugh at your facebook updates (unless they're inappropriate). I will give you accolades (virtual pats on the back) when you do something grand.
LET'S STALK ONE ANOTHER! It'll be fun! And even if I already stalk your blog, still leave a comment. You will be added to this special BLOGS I STALK list and I will stalk you even more. I'm planning to revamp my BLOGS I STALK list in my sidebar as well and I will add your link so others know I stalk you too.
Ahh, this feels good. It's great to turn over a new leaf and try again. I will be better. I will. That's my promise. I will be the best darn stalker you've ever met! Just you wait.
DISCLAIMER: I will not follow porn sites or cooking sites or "I love the guy from NCIS" or "Edward rocks my world" type fan blogs. I probably won't follow religious sites or foreign speaking sites. I don't much care for sports so, yeah, that's probably out, too. If your blog is all about cats (or any pet for that matter) I'm not joining. If your profile picture is of your breasts or bum or any other body part other than you face, I'm pretty sure that's out too. And if you're wanting me to do yoga or diet, then we simply can not be friends--those words make me twitch. So let's just say that I reserve the right to just say no if your blog is well . . . weird.
BUT, I love book bloggers and reviewers of any kind (I love reading), and I LOVE meeting other writers and authors in all their various forms and in all the various stages in their writing careers. Those are my kinds of peeps.
Leave a comment and let's getting stalking one another!