Let me just start off by saying how happy I am to have most of you folks as an audience.
It’s good of you to come along. Pull up a chaise longue, stay awhile…if you’re a fellow blogger with a beer-based bent, or just have an interest in these things, a very warm welcome to you.
But some of you aren’t are you?
Some of you are hoping that I’ll just automatically follow your self-absorbed, lifestyle, entrepreneurial or new-age religious taradiddle – just because you’ve followed my blog.
Well it doesn’t quite work that way I’m afraid…
You see this blog is about beer, brewing, yeast and bread. It’s not about ways of improving blog readership through some hare-brained SEO bullshittery, it’s not about making a f*ck-load of money before breakfast or finding some higher spiritual awareness – although heaven knows it and I could probably do with all these things…
While we’re on the subject: “Likes”. I don’t believe for one minute that a teen girl group from Columbia, or some twerp with a blog about mascara actually gives a flying toss about my inane ramblings on beer styles and recirculating mash regimes – even if I am devastatingly handsome, can write like Wilde and wield a rapier-like wit.
Please don’t “like” things in the vain hope that I’ll come over and immediately start “liking” your vacuous shit.
In short: please don’t follow me in the hope that I’ll automatically follow your blog. Chuck as many “likes” my way as you like. I only “like” something when I actually “like” something – not because I’m hoping to get into some mutual “like” daisy-chain. (Don’t get me started on LinkedIn “endorsements“. FFS)
If your blog is interesting, funny or about beer – then fine, I’m always interested, I’ll definitely consider following, liking and enjoying your work; however, if you’re just fishing for an increase in the readership of your twatty money-making snake-oil nonsense then you can do one.