I have a TEENSY bit of an ego problem.
I know, I know. I can’t believe it, either!
But it’s true.
Now if you DO happen to have an ego (like I do), and a blog (like I do), every comment that you get feeds into your self-inflated importance like Earl feeds on foot porn.
And don’t even get me started on when my “followers” count goes up! Man, every time that little number in the top right of this page goes up, my pants get just a LITTLE bit tighter.
Sometimes, the number doesn’t go up for weeks.
When that happens, I fall into a suicidal despair…..I sit alone in a dark room, not eating, staring blankly at the walls, and pooping in my pants.
We can’t have THAT, can we?
So, what’s a vain person to do when no one is paying attention to him?
Why, go trolling, of course!
In all honesty, I consider it more of playing a bit of blogging-“Russian Roulette” than stroking my tremendous ego.
What’s Trolling, you ask?
Well, first I pick one of my favorite blogs. I try to never pick the same one twice.
Then, I read through the posts on that blog until I find one that has a good number of comments.
Then I read the comments, and find one that I find very funny, or insightful. (ok, ok, sometimes I just pick someone who has a hot picture. It IS me, remember? Blow me).
Then I go to THAT person’s blog, and read their latest post. If I like what I read, then I leave a comment.
After I leave my comment, I pick another
Rinse and repeat.
I try to see how many new and exciting blogs I can discover before I run out of luck.
I consider “runing out of luck” whenever I either reach an abandoned blog that hasn’t been updated in years, or all the chicks who post there are ugly (whichever comes first).
All kidding aside, I have discovered a lot of cool new people that way. Some of them, I never hear back from, but most at least stop by here once or twice and say “howdy!”
Some even start following me.
And some of them are even some of YOU, sticking with me through thick and thin, new best cyber-buds that I have now known for years and that I value immensely.
I haven’t done any trolling in a while, but I’m starting to feel that “itch”.
I think, before long, I’m gonna try to scratch it.