“The “Most Read” page at http://newsblaze.com/mostread.html
is updated daily to show the top 500 stories for the month, so you can check to see how your story is doing.” [Mine are not on it. Although I just joined, there are only 250 contributing writers, so not being on a list of 500...]
“Please tell your friends about your story.
If you don’t link to your own story, it will eventually drop out of the search engines because no links means it has no value.
To help promote your story, we ask that you view it, using the link above, and scroll down the page. You will see we added a Yahoo Buzz button. We will buzz your story, but many stories don’t receive enough buzzes to get to the front page of Yahoo. You can help our effort by clicking the Buzz button and voting for your own story.
We will buzz it too and so will some of our friends. The more people you ask to buzz your story, the more likely it is that it will attract many readers. Our team isn’t big enough to get most stories to the front, so that is why we need your help.“
Would you kindly consider ‘buzzing me’ up? Here are my links so far (7 articles in 7 days!):
Anyway, it’s kind of distressing because I’ve been writing my heart out. It would be really nice if any of you would be willing to buzz my story. It looks like I will be posting up a blog like this monthly.
The reasons I want to be successful in writing, is one, I am trying to be helpful. I do care a lot about other people, and want them to read what I write so that no one feels all alone in all the crazy things we go through.
Secondly, I want to be successful as a writer, because it’s a dream I think I have a gift for, and something I might actually be able to accomplish. I’m sorry that sounds so negative, but I love to write, and it would be amazing to actually feel successful.
I guess the third is that if I am consistently on the top read list, I just might start making some money from writing (I’ve been writing for free for foster care journals, adoption journals, anthologies, etc, for the last 10 years. Some of my writing is even given distributed nationally on a daily basis to adoptive parents!) If I started making even a little money writing, I might be able to justify a website that isn’t Google-dependent!
Anyway, I am really embarrassed asking, but it would be great if you would.
(Sigh, I guess this is it until next month’s plea!) Thank you all, so very much, for your help.