A couple of days ago I was talking to one of my friends on the phone about a girl that I had been on a couple of dates with. My friend asked, “Does she know about your blog?” That question kind of threw me off guard a bit, because the question was asked with a tone that would go with talking about venereal disease, a kid born out of wedlock, or a criminal record. I told my friend that I had brought up my blog a little bit when we were talking about hobbies and just told her I wrote a humor blog that was a little off color (or colour for you Canadians). However, I didn’t give her the website address or anything like that because I just didn’t feel comfortable yet.
My friend told me that I shouldn’t because she thinks that it is way to intimidating because I write about past girlfriends on here and the stories about them are so negative which could come off as me hating women. Which as we all know is far from the truth. I explained to my friend I don’t write about any of the positive stories because who wants to read that crap? If you as a reader came here one day and my blog post was about how I was in love or some lovey dovey crap about a date I went on you wouldn’t return, because it just isn’t funny or entertaining.
Why do I think that?
A) Nothing funny happens if everything goes right- Really who wants to read a story about going to dinner, a movie, making out in the theatre, and then reenacting scenes from pornos when we got home? There is no humor in it at all.
B) If I wrote weepy stories about ex-girlfriends and how much I liked them- It would be depressing and weak. But if I write about the bad things that happened there is entertainment value, be it my mess-ups or their mess-ups.
Even though I made my point and my friend said she understood, she still pointed out that all of this is a lot to take in and absorb. She also felt that this site has a little bit of a negative tone, although I am not a negative person. This bugged me a little bit but I can see what she was saying.
So I decided that maybe I need to change my tone a little bit, maybe I need to change my outlook on a few things. I kind of like this girl and the last thing I want to do is scare her off completely. By the end of the week I will probably give her the url to the site and let her see it, so I want to make sure that I give a good first impression with some quality, positive, and fun entries this week.
This week I am going to write a few entries that might deviate from the normal course of the blog, just as an experiment. Stick with me and we will see if this works, plus get her reaction on the whole thing.
So if you were me when would you tell a date about this website?