The Road To Hell is Paved with Shortcuts. And Adverbs. And People Who Believe in Both

The Art of Blogging

A couple years after I started blogging I fell in love. Yes, bloggers are still allowed to fall in love. Eventually marry. So, I fell in love with a painter. She is one of the most talented people I have personally met, and I began collecting a lot of her artworks. At the same time, I convinced her to start a blog, in order to advertise her art and possibly sell prints and all that.

She posted one of her paintings, and I immediately did what I thought was only natural. I reblogged her post, which meant that she received a lot of traffic right from the start. Some five hundred likes and about a hundred or so comments.

But then, most of her other posts would no longer get the same type of feedback. She began to slack off, to ask me to reblog more of her posts. She…

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