I’m Trying to Attract Your Attention

So after 5 years I have less than 350 followers (and let’s face it, some are businesses).  So many have thousands.  Sure, they’re prettier than me and are more romantically focussed, and just maybe nicer, but hey, I was number One on Miami Jackson’s tennis team, doesn’t that count for anything?  Politics. Maybe that’s it. Just can’t keep my mouth shut when I’m speechless (heh heh).

I just tried out a new avatar–is it avatar or gravatar?–so maybe that will pull in one or two more of you wonderful people…

I’ll quit whining and hinting and tell you I just read my “Diary” page and enjoyed it.  Maybe someone else can also?

About Nan Mykel

I used to think I would be a child prodigy, but then I got old. Formerly I had fantasies of rubbing elbows with cultural and academic leaders but that did not come to pass because I did not become a cultural or academic leader or any other kind of leader, for that matter. I am not even an "Alpha Dog," a term learned from a friend who had to become "Alpha Dog" in order to influence her own pet. (When gazes lock, she never looks away.) For years I expected to become a published author, but in passing I could not avoid the fact that I had little to contribute to the world's bulging dumpsters. I'm embarrassed to report that I also considered my primary process artistic productions powerful, rather than mildly neurotic. Which is not to say that I disrespect myself, only that I am beginning to doubt my potential for making a mark on the world. If I focus on strict self discipline I may be able to keep my garbage removed on a weekly basis, to keep the kitty box changed, the clothes cleaned, the dog watered, fed and walked, but that just catches me up to the starting mark again. When writing I physically grapple with words, wrestling them from their indifference into attempted chunks of awareness. I sit heavily on my chair; I breathe in artificially cooled air; my ear drums note the tap tap of the keyboard and the steady uninterrupted sound of the air conditioner, What is that sound? The roar of the ocean from 30 yards away...Inside, my thoughts are are balls in an electronic game machine, bouncing hither and yon from lever to lever. I am a little grim and intent until I recall a dream related by a black man in the prison where I once worked. He said that when he was a small boy, back home, he dreamed he was standing on his front porch pissing, and that he suddenly found himself pissing stars...
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20 Responses to I’m Trying to Attract Your Attention

  1. msjadeli says:

    Do you want more followers? A good way to get your blog noticed is do participate in some of many prompts at Word Press, usually looking for writing short fiction or poetry to word or picture prompts.


  2. oneta hayes says:

    Looky there! I’m on your pictures. I deserve to be because I think you are great. Love your humor. Besides I can compete with you. These bloggers who get 2000 followers in four months are running too fast for me.

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  3. jilldennison says:

    Dear Nan … there are a number of tricks to gaining followers, but trust me, there is a difference between number of followers, and those who actually READ your blog posts. I have over 3,000 followers, but only around 200 that actually read my posts on any regular basis. If you are serious about wanting to increase your following, though, a few pointers:
    Keywords and categories mean a lot. If you have at least a combination of 11 keywords and categories, your post is more likely to make it to WP Reader, and thus be on Google’s search engine. Use keywords that apply to your topic, but also that will grab a reader’s attention. Post frequently … daily is recommended. Keep your word count between 800-1200 words … any longer and people fall asleep. Let me know if you need help … I’m happy to offer what I’ve learned over the years.

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  4. SMiLes.. WordPress is a
    Land of Trading Likes
    And Follows i am
    Reminded of this
    Every INSTANCE
    Likes 5 of my
    30K Word Blog
    Posts Within Seconds…
    They all have one
    ‘Thing’ In Common
    Wasting Their
    ‘Time’ And
    For Human
    Growth Real
    What Lights our
    Christmas Tree
    Our Soul…
    The World
    Continues to
    Become A More
    Disingenuous Vapid
    Shallow Place to
    Joy is in
    Art Build
    It and You Will
    Dance And Sing
    In New Colors Light…
    Others Live
    In Trump Stuff
    Of Gaslight Life..:)

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