Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Swapping Stories

Have you ever wanted to write a post that references someone who reads your blog? Or maybe someone who knows them reads your blog. It happens to me all the time; so many great stories, just wasted. This always occurs because I have people reading my stories from every job I've ever worked... including my present one. And not writing at their expense shouldn't really have to alienate our friendship, don 't you think?

So I totally came up with this idea today. Many of these stories I want to write about these people are really for you anyway. (Well they would be for my real-life friends too, but since most of them don't read me with the same regularity you do, fuck 'em.) Why should I have to punish you all because I don't want these individuals to know I wrote about how stupid they are?

I shouldn't.

So my idea is to have one of you post my story on your blog. I mean what does it matter if readers see my thoughts here or at one of my blogging counterparts. We all read one other, right?

But the best part is that most of my real-life friends don't read all of you. They think it's crazy enough that I read over 70 blogs. They'd never venture over to your sites.

So you get the stories. I get to creatively write about those people who irrate me. And they think I'm still their friends. It's perfect.

Anyone up for it? I'd be happy to do the same for you if you want to post about co-workers or family.



Blogger Yondalla said...

I love it!

Anything you want to publish on my blog send right on over.

I'd ask you to reciprocate, but none of my real-life friends know about the blog.

11:51 PM  
Blogger Peter said...

Devious plan Steve, I like it.

9:02 AM  
Blogger Kelly O said...

Niiiice. I'm so in!

9:51 AM  
Blogger Mamma said...

Oh you are so welcome to be a guest blogger any time!!

I love the idea of having a place to really say what I want to sometimes!!!

11:11 AM  
Blogger Darren a/k/a Clare's Dad said...

Nice idea. Maybe there should be a whole blog for people who want to post something that they don't want their regular readers to see. The problem would be if that blog became too might have to move a floating crap game.

I'd let you post on mine, but I'm trying to keep it something that I don't mind Clare reading and keeping for herself someday. So I even try to limit my own complaining.

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

I'd volunteer, but I think my friends read you.

5:00 PM  
Blogger Daddy L said...

I'm in! My in-laws are staying with us for three weeks. Richer, yet not-postable-on-my-blog, material I don't think exists.

8:09 PM  
Blogger Whit said...

I write about people that read my blog all the time. They tend to quit reading at that point.

If you want a place to rant let me know. I've been struggling lately anyway and could use a break.

2:32 AM  
Blogger The Brian said...

Mi Blogga es su Blogga.

10:03 AM  
Blogger Georgia said...

Ah, I see what you are doing, Steve. Fantastic marketing of all your friends' blogs. Talk about driving the customers to the website!!! Master marketing genius. ;)

2:05 PM  
Blogger Chag said...

If you need a place to spill your guts, drop me a line. I love a good stupid co-worker story as much as the next guy.

And you won't even need to reciprocate because I (at least I think I have) have taken great steps to make sure no one I know knows about my site.

2:09 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Veeery sneaky. I'm going to make a huge effort to stay on your good side!

12:25 PM  

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