Will the Real Travelingintexas Please Stand Up?  

travelingintexas 41M
5/22/2006 6:05 pm
Will the Real Travelingintexas Please Stand Up?

I just logged on and noticed something... I am not on the list at all...


And here so many of you thought I would die from personal anguish if I wasn’t on the list....

Funny... I am laughing so hard it hurts.

Oh Gawd...

Because I logged on to pilfer my blog for my other blog (remembered a post I did here I wanted to share elsewhere) I was annoyed to discover I wasn’t on the list. Wanna know the sum total goodness of me being on that list? HAHAHA The only true, real world application the list provided me? I am dying here... sorry. Let me compose myself!

***Deep Breaths***

The only real world application being on that damn list afforded me was this, I could either click on view my blog or directly on my blog name. So I had one whole choice than the other 8 million bloggers. Oh Gawd that’s funny to me. You might be thinking, but Trav, that’s not funny. And to that I say, yup it is.

All the bullshit, all the whining, all the crap those top listers have to put up with on a daily basis, only because their stuff is some of the best out there. Plus another thing each one of these people know how to do is build a community of people around them. Don’t get me wrong, there are tons of great writers not on the list but there is a reason those guys and gals are up there. They are consistently good and guess what, they market their blogs. I know that’s gonna piss off you anti free trade wackos, lovers of anything not capitalist in nature, please give me what I cant earn on my own” people. That’s fine. For once I can speak my mind on this.

Every time this issue ever came up (the lists) I kept my mouth shut. Ya know why? Because there was always some lame whiner ready to pounce on my words. These people don’t know how to participate in cognizant original thought so they bitch and moan and boy they would piss me off. Comment whore? Duh....

Let me tell you how I viewed the list. The true version. In real life I do marketing. It is what I do daily. When I started blogging I wanted to beat that guy, knock him off the list. What was his name, remember him old timers? The 40 year old virgin with the painful weenus? Anyhooooo...

I wanted him off the list for some reason ,so I worked for that. I made myself known on purpose. Within just a couple of weeks I had gone from a relative newbie to being on the lists and all I wanted to do was knock some annoying guy off. The rest took over on its own. I was just as shocked as everyone else and could never really believe I was up there.


It takes work to be up there. Get any of those writers up there on that list to tell you. They work hard for it. Look at MzHuny. That woman is a blog machine. She puts out a new blog everyday like clockwork. She is consistent, her voice is the same but her content new and fresh each time. She was always a wonderful support to each of the bloggers out there and I am sure she still is.

Why do I write all this? Dunno.... Bored I guess... It just always aggrevated me that individuals would rather gripe about other writers than writing good stuff on their own. Because at the end of the day, all I got out of it as a real life application was two links on my main page rather than one.

whats4dessert2 49M

5/22/2006 6:10 pm

From a guy that is not on that silly list...well said

travelingintexas replies on 5/23/2006 8:08 pm:
Finally I could say it without rumors and gossips and wars starting on 45 different sites owned by this company LOL

rm_DaphneR 58F
7938 posts
5/22/2006 6:46 pm

I was going to say something sickeningly sweet, but screw that.

Do you realize you are on every damn list I open except that one?

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.

travelingintexas replies on 5/23/2006 8:07 pm:
You? Say something sweet? I would fall over dead LOL

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
5/22/2006 6:52 pm

I am consistantly unconsistant

Works for me!!!

travelingintexas replies on 5/23/2006 8:07 pm:
And no one and I mean NO ONE does it better than you my dear. Ya know... we should publicly proclaim we are gonna have sex. Then blog up to the big day and then both blog on the same day about the experience without letting the other see it. You know what that would do for our views and comments?

micahbiguns 51M

5/22/2006 7:35 pm

Ok I never considered blogging a contest I have always just put my stuff out there if ya read it great if ya don't oh well. I blog for me not to be on some list.

travelingintexas replies on 5/23/2006 8:04 pm:

Im kidding... Always wanted to do that...

rm_goddess1946 106F
13518 posts
5/22/2006 8:52 pm

Hey..I figure you are doing serious improvements
to the fine state of Texas.... ...
I have missed your daily writes, kiddo

Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...

travelingintexas replies on 5/23/2006 8:03 pm:
Im trying... Every Texan needs a 600 million dollar stadium to drink beer in LMAO Great Goddess!

digdug41 49M

5/22/2006 9:02 pm

I was shocked when I popped up on it on the day of my 300th blog, it took me a while to do it, but I did it. and yes I said I didnt want to be on it, but I did. I was trying to pysche myself out so I wouldn't be dissapointed but it was because I wanted people to read my blog, have they, nah not really, except the odd one or two unique comments that come in all the others are my regulars so its cool I dont worry about it, now I can say my writting was good enough to put me in the top twenty writers out of the millions of blogs here and I'm thank ful; for thatbecasue there are people here who write circles around muh black ass but its all good cyaroun trave

roaming the cyber streets of blogland

travelingintexas replies on 5/23/2006 8:02 pm:
Hey bud! Well deserved and about time too...

Nothing wrong with having that competitive spirit at all... it keeps things fresh and new...

TheRealThing655 48F
9558 posts
5/22/2006 9:21 pm

Nice post
I agree about Mz.Huny...she is a unique one. How she churns this stuff out daily is beyond me. But it's always good.
I've written before that I don't care who the most popular blogger is...what I care is about content, original, and something that makes me think, laugh, ponder.

travelingintexas replies on 5/23/2006 8:01 pm:
Actually, she would kill me if I told you this, but I actually write Hunys blog too. Shhhhhhhhh

rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
5/22/2006 10:40 pm

I'm sorry...
Were you a blogger?

Ha, if you hadn't copped to the marketing aspect, I was gonna bust you for it. Good post, bc

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

travelingintexas replies on 5/23/2006 8:00 pm:
HAAA And why do you think it was in there? I knew you would call me on it. I had to cover my bases...

Nightguy_1961 55M
4866 posts
5/22/2006 10:53 pm


I used to wonder how the top list of bloggers was composed; then I became a little obsessed with moving up the list.....

now, I really don't care...I write what I want to write....period.

Life's too short, ya know?


NG61....fading back into the shadows...

travelingintexas replies on 5/23/2006 7:59 pm:
I honestly never wrote for "the list." When I made it I was too screwed up to even notice honestly. Ill admit there were times I did things to stay up or try and run it but that was my nature trying to figure out how to beat the system. It was never about being on top for being on top. But now, naw.... new phase I suppose....Cycles...

bulging_boy 49M

5/23/2006 3:50 pm

They should have a list for whiners.

Now *that* would be cool!

travelingintexas replies on 5/23/2006 7:56 pm:
HAHAHAHA Oh Should we? Should we do it? Top 10 all time blog whiners of all time? HAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

By jove we should damnit!


TabithaElectra79 38F

5/23/2006 3:52 pm

You have hardly slipped into obscurity!

travelingintexas replies on 5/23/2006 8:38 pm:
Help me! Somebody Flushed!

elysianpleasure 47M

5/23/2006 6:43 pm

Well damn if you don't even try anymore to be on the list... how am I going to knock you off. When I started you were a mile ahead of the other men... I read your blog... and thought that is cool, but not me. It snuck up on me slowly... but you are like my 40 year old virgin. The guy to match on the blogs and still not really matched. What kind of goal does that leave us... go make it all easy and stuff. I woke up this morning and you are below me on the list. Well that sucks. Now I have to go get a new goal... a new life. Jeez... it like superman goes and gets all whimpy on me... but I know what you mean. It is work, an addiction, and a passion being here. Thanks... honestly, you and MzHuny have set a bar for the rest of us.

travelingintexas replies on 5/23/2006 7:57 pm:
El... Thats the way I felt about Expat and KCC and TDA... other well written men that came before and some still around. Funny how the cycle works huh?

Nightguy_1961 55M
4866 posts
5/23/2006 8:24 pm

travelingintexas replies on 5/23/2006 10:59 pm:
"When I made it I was too screwed up to even notice honestly."

And you think you're the only one who's cornered the market on screwed up? Hell, the day this planet becomes sane, I'm moving to another one!!!


travelingintexas replies on 5/23/2006 8:39 pm:
You found another one? And didnt share? Geezzzzzzzz.... Selfish!

EyeCandy33333 44F
761 posts
5/23/2006 9:50 pm

Some days I blog and some days I don't. Some days I read if time permits. Some days it rains-lol.Some days we have to be out in the real world-but I do enjoy reading the blogs-it's like having your friends with you-friends from all over-that's what I like-along with the sexual emails and the porn-ok-I do like that.

womanoirish 54F

5/23/2006 9:52 pm

All that matters is if you're happy with you. Perspective is 9/10ths of life.

rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
5/24/2006 1:02 am

    Quoting newaroundhere64:
    Thanks Trav. Some would think blogging is a contact sport. Whatever.

    I watched as one person made a concerted effort to comment whore for the sake of comment whoring. It worked wonders.

    Didn't do a thing for me. I never leave comments there anymore. Some make it fun. You have. You're outrageous and I never know what to expect from you one day to the next.

    Fuck the slots, fuck the list. Just blog or go home.

Had to smile at the term "comment whoring" - I think I remember when that phrase was born, yeah?

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

rm_corezon 53F
3376 posts
5/24/2006 8:54 am

    Quoting bulging_boy:
    They should have a list for whiners.

    Now *that* would be cool!
well that would certainly liven up Blogland for awhile haha wonder if it would come close to that chain letter thing! you guys are EVIL!!!

TTigerAtty 62M

5/24/2006 10:04 am

Whiners never win and winners never whine!

The part of your post I like the best is ...

"They are consistently good and guess what, they market their blogs. I know that’s gonna piss off you anti-free trade wackos, lovers of anything not capitalist in nature, please give me what I cant earn on my own” people."

Love it! It's just like the "class envy politicians" appeal to those who would like us to redistribute the wealth in this country ala Robin Hood by taking from the rich and giving to the poor. Yep, go ahead and do that and within 5 years, the rich would have it all back again and the poor would be poor again. In the same way, a top blogger could drop off the Popular Blog list for 3-6 months and then come back and be right back at the top within a few months.

Albert Pujols hit homerun #23 yesterday! Chirp, chirp, chirp!

TTigerAtty 62M

5/24/2006 10:15 am


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want2play926 45F

5/24/2006 9:47 pm

You will always be on my list. Ok, lists...you are on more then one of mine!

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