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Question: can blogging turn you into a mini demagogue?

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Zoela1 Mon 17-Dec-12 15:30:52

What is it about blogging that turns one into a mini demagogue, crazily seeking followers? Why do we care? Hmmmm strokes chin

2under2blog Mon 17-Dec-12 20:33:33

I never sought followers necessarily, just feedback. I wanted to help people in a similar situation to me.

I deliberately avoid discussing events in the news because I don't like to detract from the topic, but I can see why other bloggers might talk about things that are happening in the world as a way to gain a wider audience.

If that's what you mean!

Zoela1 Mon 17-Dec-12 20:47:39

Was just being silly - making a joke about why we want people to read and follow our blogs. Eeek hope it didn't sound like i really think bloggers are secretly power crazed! (digging a hole now) I just think it's interesting how once you start writing you really do want people to read what you put out there, and I was pondering why...

2under2blog Wed 19-Dec-12 10:42:25

Haha you just wait, in a few years' time there'll be an extra option on the ballots:

Parent bloggers

It's just totally addictive once you start connecting with people the world over. I did do one post about TLC (the breast cancer campaign) to support a Britmums blog hop thingie and suddenly attracted about 1,000 extra readers. It did feel pretty good!

Zoela1 Wed 19-Dec-12 13:59:01

Ha! So you think parent bloggers will finally take over from the Lib Dems as the third party - coalition here we come! You're right, though, it is really addictive.
Your book looks great btw.

2under2blog Wed 19-Dec-12 15:22:51

I sincerely hope so, it'd really p!ss Liz Jones off...

Thank you muchly!

Zoela1 Wed 19-Dec-12 21:10:40

Haha good old Liz - such a reasonable woman.

2under2blog Thu 20-Dec-12 07:12:32

Oh I think you used the wrong words there. I think you meant 'horrendous baggy-kneed harridan' grin

Zoela1 Thu 20-Dec-12 12:53:24

You've just described me after a long night on fever-watch with my toddler.

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