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!**