A few weeks back I wrote out my opinion on the atrocities that are the 50 Shades of Grey book/movie franchise. I put a few dollars in my advertising budget for the post just because it was important and I wanted to reach as many people as possible. 500 views later, I was blown away. There was a lot of anger and ignorance thrown back at me, but most of the reviews were positive, plus everyone who was angry about what I wrote shared it to make fun of me or boost their own ego or whatever and rocketed my views up yet again. I think when it was all said and done I had something like 12k impressions from one little article in a matter of three days. During a holiday weekend no less! It has been my most successful article to date, and honestly it kind of threw me for a loop.
Often times when I get swept up in a wave of emotion I hit publish before I really have a chance to think about the consequences. So far most of what I have to say hasn’t really gotten me into trouble. There have been a few things that get me into a little hot water, but none that really get me into TROUBLE by the legal definition of the word anyway. I was sharing my success with Hubs and how the negative feedback was driving the views much more than the positive feedback and he looked at me and said: “You’re like the Howard Stern of blogging! Keep pissing people off, maybe you can make some money on this. I mean NBC proved it. The average Howard fan only listens for an hour, but the average Howard hater listens for up to three! Take this, and run with it Honey.” I blinked, looking at him with the most bemused smile across my face, and replied: “You know, you’re not the first person to compare my blogging to Howard, although I’m fairly certain the first time was supposed to be an insult.”
So… now I have this comparison from two different perspectives. One being my Hubs: “This is great! You’re good at pissing people off, so why not make some money off of it?” and two being: “Your blogging is so terrible, people just can’t look away.” Which both are fundamentally true. I do have a knack for upsetting people with my raw honesty, and my charisma does keep people entertained whether they particularly care about what’s happening in my life or not. I’m still not quite sure if I want to be flattered or offended. I don’t really know. lol.