10:10 AM: My blog post has been moved to the front page of The Huffington Post. I know that this is largely due to the outpouring of support from you guys. I feel like a broken record, but I'm gonna keep needle scratching these words: thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Happy Wednesday, friends.
I'm really excited to share with you that as of a couple of days ago, I will now be submitting content on The Huffington Post.
A: Good question. What this means it that I'll be one of their Contributing Bloggers. Should a post of mine get "featured," or picked up by an editor of a particular section, it will be posted on that section's front page. Until then, you can find my writing at the links I'll provide.
Q: Does this mean you aren't blogging here anymore?
A: Heck no. Actually, HuffPo encourages "cross-posting," meaning they like for people to post blog entries in more than one place to drive traffic to their site. You'll most likely see a lot of posts on HuffPo that you've seen before here (at least to start). This is great news, because a lot of sites require you to submit exclusive and original content to them and never post it anywhere else ever again for the rest of time. So thanks, HuffPo.
Q: Are you a big deal and/or cool?
Q: How can I help you become a big deal and/or cool?
A: First of all, I'd like to say this:
As cliche as it sounds, I never expected to have this much support around my little old blog. The amount of people who are reading along with me, who are reaching out and telling me they think a Bachcap is funny, or that a post resonated with them in some way - y'all, I really can't tell you what that means to me. It is overwhelmingly kind that you come here at all, let alone read and share the things on this blog. I feel so bowled over and elated by that alone that I'd liken my emotions to Kristen Bell's on Ellen when Ellen says she's going to bring a sloth out. (And if you haven't seen that amazing piece of television, click this link.)
Seriously, to have anyone walking along this journey with me chokes me up. All I can say (even though it's inadequate) is thank you. Thank you so, so much.
The way that Huffington Post tracks which writers it wants to feature more regularly is by looking at the traffic that a post generates. That's where you come in.
If you see a post of mine that you like on Huffington Post, share it. "Like" the Facebook link. Tweet the URL. Comment at the bottom. All these things are basically big red arrows to the Higher Ups at HuffPo saying, "HEY! LOOK OVER HERE! PEOPLE LIKE THIS ONE!"
I realize this is a lot to ask, and that you only have so much social media capital to spend, so I'm going to try and streamline everything by continuing to post direct links on this site should anything go live on HuffPo.
Q: Do you feel fulfilled, excited, reinvigorated, grateful, and a little bit gobsmacked?
A: To say the least. Thank you for your support. I'll never be able to say it enough: you have given me some purpose in my life.
So - here it is. The first one (click the picture below to be taken to the post):
Hope you enjoy.