I’ve noticed that a quick way to rise up to blog stardom is to blog about something REALLY controversial!
Controversial posts spread like wildfire in the blogging community and can catapult you into the upper echelons of blog royalty!!
Case #1: Dooce.com
She started out just like you and me. Blogging about life, which in her case was about how severely she hated her job and people she worked with. Sounds pretty harmless, right? Well…turns out, her lack of filtering any sort of thought or opinion made her really interesting. Maybe a little too interesting, her blog started to spread amongst family, friends, strangers and unfortunately to co-workers.
As a result, she was fired from her job. Now, she’s a famous blogger and coined the word dooced.
She continues to be controversial which remains a large part of her appeal.
Case #2: I am Baker
Rainbow pancakes. Yup…you heard me right…this blogger became controversial over rainbow pancakes. I’ve linked her blog before (much of my cake making inspiration came from her), she’s talented and eventually would become really popular...I'm sure. However, she got a HUGE boost into stardom over these pancakes. Some praised her for her creativity while others accused her for poisoning her kids with artificial colors and flavors!
Point is…I plan on being controversial! Not sure exactly how…it’s just a matter of time.
Maybe I’ll post my family’s famous recipe for puppy stew. =)
But I may need a bigger pot for that!