The post title is the title of one of my favorite Janet Jackson songs. I think it’s the attitude that most bloggers have. When someone requests something from you, you probably ask yourself this question. You might even ask the blogger this question. If Jesus, was a blogger, he probably wouldn’t. I wrote about being like Jesus in one of my older posts. WWJB, what would Jesus blog. It’s hard for my blog to do good in the world. My main purpose is to make a few bucks with this wordpress blog. I don’t think Jesus would try to squeeze 10 dollars our of a post. I feel so shame sometimes. But then i get over it real quick. Probably cause i have no soul. Anyway, what my point. let me think….
When you give link love to someone, don’t expect it in return. It’s kinda petty. I get emails from bloggers who have reviewed my blog. They tell me that they wrote a review of my blog and request that i review theirs. I appreciate that they took time to review my blog, but i don’t want to review blogs. Only if i get paid for it. Only if i like the blog. If i like the blog, shoot, i do it for free. And i don’t expect it to be reciprocated. I didn’t ask them to review so they shouldn’t ask me.
I try to leave useful comments on other peoples blogs. I punch in my email trusting that it won’t be used to spam. But i’ve noticed that a lot of bloggers spam me. They announce the contests they are running, or a new post they wrote. Please don’t do that bloggers! You know who you are! Makes me not want to comment on your blog. Makes me not want to read your blog.
It’s sort of like asking for tip. Do you feel like giving a fat tip to a waitress, if the waitress asks for it? NOPE. I was in a cab in downtown chicago. I got out on dearborn and the fare came out to $4.25. I gave him a $5 bill and was about to walk when the guy said, “you’re not going to tip?” I said, “i gave you a five” he called me a cheap person. WTF. This one time, i was in vegas playing bj. I won a big doubledown and started betting red chips for the dealer. The shoe caught on fire and i must have made like 9 thousand dollars. I think the five dollar tips i was betting for the dealer added up to like 300 dollars. Not bad for like 15 mins of dealing. The mood was great and it was hot. New dealer comes in and starts busting people left and right. I start lowering my bets and i go down a few thousand dollars. I decide i’m going to leave after three bets and i win three hands in a row. Then i color up and as i was about to leave the table the new dealer has the audacity to say i should tip him. WTF. These two stories are some extreme reason on why you shouldn’t be a “what have you done for me lately?” blogger.