No vacation for you! I feel like I am in a Seinfeld episode sometimes (most of the time). In between Forbes nominations for top 100 best female websites, preparing and festively fumigating my home, and reaching out to my closest friends and best fans for support; it is not surprising that I did not relax in Las Vegas last week. It was all worth it of course. But, I do want to take the time and say thank you to each and everyone that nominated me. I am honored – truly. I read each of your comments and only wished I had a copy to create a testimonial page. If you still have your comments, will you email them or leave here so I can create a page with your wonderful notes? PLEASE!
Funny enough, I (still) have more supportive male fans than female. GUYS – Thank you for taking the time to go to the site and nominate my blog. I REALLY appreciate it and am eagerly awaiting for the results. You guys wrote some great comments and I am so glad that my hard work is being recognized. Keep being AWESOME – will ya? BTW – why am I still single? I think it may have something to do with dating my blog???
(I was pleasantly surprised with some of the ladies that did take the time to go to the Forbes sight. You rock! Thank you. You wrote some pretty amazing comments too! )
But, seriously I am touched by all of the great comments on the Forbes site even though it was one of the toughest sites to navigate! There were a lot of obstacles faced my many of my fans trying to comment.
It is ironic that Forbes wanted people to nominate the top 100 websites by females and they broke most of the golden rules of blogging themselves.
1. Hard to navigate – extremely. So, if you had a tough time, you were not the only one! Don’t feel bad!
2. Spam emails or emails that went into people’s spam folders. NEVER! You think this would be obvious. But, no.
3. Pop up ads – the most annoying thing in the ENTIRE world. You would think they would know that, right?
4. Not responsive – did not work on Iphones or Ipads. WHAT? In this day an age, you must have a responsive site! 50% of my readers use a mobile device. Sorry to those of you who tried and tried and faced this problem! I would be #1 for sure if all of you were able to get your rockin’ comments on the site.
5. Not adhering to deadline or replying to tweets or emails for results! Be interactive with your audience. It is a MUST!
*Don’t worry, I am going to do consulting and will make Forbes my first client.
*Second client – you! Do you need my services? No, seriously.
I did learn a few other interesting things this week that I would like to share:
People do not read instructions! I had several comments on my blog and likes on the post about nominations. Thanks for that! But, the instructions said that the nominations had to be done on Forbes. It is like the lady I saw in the casino letting her son play on this machine that made a lot of bell noises. Oh, no kids on the casino floor she said? No, ding dong! Read the signs!
Persistence – Nothing else like it. Answer to the question of “How did you do that?” – PERSISTENCE!
Gambling – Don’t post pictures of winnings on social media because the casino will take the money back!!! Learned this one the hard way.
Heat Stroke – Drink water in hot places especially if you are imbibing. I saw a woman faint 3 times and hit her head along with a man that looked like Santa Claus gash both hands, knees, and his forehead (still trying to figure out how he did that-impressive).
Writing – Better when you can think clearly and do not have a drink in your hand.
House fumigation – Pain in the ass but supplied be with an amazing collection of dead cockroaches in my garage. Just in case I was hungry.
Oh….the tent was festive.
Religion – God does not read your Facebook or your Twitter so leave him out of it. K?
Rock n’ Roll and Teddy Brewski – My religion and my faith! Makes the world a better place.
Grocery store – I need to go to one of those. You know you have no food in your house if you have more bag clips than bags full of food in your pantry.
Melanysguydline #53 Thank you – you can never say it too much! I mean it – Thank you!!! You are the best fans ever! Always take the time to appreciate everything and everyone in your life.
**Stay snarky my friends!**
MG for 2014!!! Here was my nomination:
I would like to nominate https://melanysguydlines.com for the Forbes 100 BEST WEB SITES FOR WOMEN. Melanysguydlines.com is a place where humor and snarkiness come together. Her site addresses everything from relationships, to friendships and everything in between. It is a blog for someone who should not have a blog!
I feel that this site should be on your radar because Melany is a strong, independent woman who took a simple idea and made it into a growing business with nothing but hard work. Breaking into the world of entertainment blogs is extremely difficult, and Melany has been able to get recognized by numerous entertainment sites, including perezhilton.com. I believe that her success in the area is due to her positive outlook on life and her ability to see the humor in everything and every experience she has. In addition, Melany truly cares about her readers, going the extra mile to respond to each and every comment that is posted. She has gone above and beyond to make her site a easy, fun experience for her readers. I personally value a site that can make you laugh – too many people take themselves so seriously.
Please consider https://melanysguydlines.com!!!
Thanks Green!!! This comment truly was the best. I appreciate it so much!
Melany , you are most welcome !! If you are not No. 1 . I want a recount . It took like forever to hack into Forbes . When I finally did it took two tries to post a comment . Dam Smart Phones need bigger keyboards. I had a Super first comment and it was gone with a miss tap of a letter here. So I had to do it all over again . But I did it . Now I am looking forward to all the spam emails from Forbes. But it was worth it all . See ya at the top of the Forbes list .
Awwww – you are sweet! Yes, I want a recount too b/c by my count I had over 60 nominations – one of the most. Oh well!!
LOL. Yeah, taking pictures of slot machines or other money making places, at casinos, is highly frowned upon. Basically because it allows people to “case” the area and possibly set up a scam.
I’m super glad you are busy with the site. It is moving along rather fantastically. Keep up the good work. I hope you make the 100 list. I’m rooting for you, cousin. <3
Thank so much Marc! You always leave great comments and I appreciate it 🙂
Are you KIDDING? They took your loot? NO WAY!!! Did they refund you what money you put into the machine to win the freaking money!!!?? Love the post… love that you called out people who don’t follow directions. We’ll set them ALLLLL straight one day… you an me against the world… in our fun VIDEOS chica. XO
Nope – did not take my loot. I was dumb and thought I could win more!! Gambling – ahhhh!
OMG do NOT tell me you walked away with nothing!!!
And… well… you know this about me… I tell it like it is. THANK you for saying that about the comments. I do the same thing and have to go back and double check /// TRIPLE check my work, because we who are on the computer are getting more and more BRAIN dead by the moment. We are dumbing ourselves down!! Okay I said it. End of rant. Glad you had fun.
Thanks for the comments. Yes, the Forbes site was tough for people who do not read direction!
I did come back with some and was joking about the casino taking back the winnings.
Even with all the website ‘noise’ that you mentioned, still nominated, that just shows if it’s good it’s good:) so many sites have stellar designs, but crappy content…so great job on putting out something people actually want.
Thanks so much! I am very proud of being nominated so many times for Forbes.