I watched Good Morning America this morning and was told a blogger got over a million views just by blogging about Miley Cyrus’s performance at the Video Music Awards earlier this week.
I’m like, “Now, how did she get that many views? Who is she?” And of course, “How can I do that?”
I’m feeling some kinda way, y’all. I don’t know how long she’s been blogging, but how in the world can one person get a million views on any given day? Okay, if you are the Pope, I can see it (didn’t he just start tweeting?), but the thought is just unbelievable to me. I’m going to research this lady to find out who she is and how she managed to get those results – probably knows someone who knows someone else.
And while I’m on the subject, I got a bone to pick with every celebrity I’ve ever supported so forgive my Ebonics. If I’ve paid money to see you in concert just about every time you came to Philly (Prince), bought your books (Danielle Steele, Terry McMillan and Sidney Sheldon – oh, he died in 2007, and you too, Steve Harvey), supported your movies (Tyler Perry, Spike Lee, Steven Spielberg), supported your television series (David E. Kelly – loved Ally McBeal, Boston Legal & Boston Public), watched your talk shows for years (ladies of The View, Phil Donahue, and of course, Miss Oprah), and Hillary Clinton – I got your book too, then you oughta return the favor and support me. You are not exempt either, Donald Trump, because I faithfully watch Celebrity Apprentice. You can have the next group of apprentices take on “How to Sell Enough of T. Anthony-Horton’s Book in an Hour to Make The Best Seller’s List” or you can at least tell a sistah in sixty seconds (crying sounds) how to market her product….
To continue, if I bought your designer clothes (there’s a name on every label; don’t have to be well known), paid to see you play ball & bought “For The Love of the Game My Story” (Michael Jordan), which I would like to have autographed, and watched American Idol, Simon, because of your nutty British azz, insulting folks, then surely you can purchase my book.
Y’all see where I’m going with this? Wouldn’t it be fair, not just for me, but for any struggling person who has supported someone else that they support you too, no matter what their celebrity?
I have to be honest though – when I hear someone’s book has been on the #1 Best Seller list for weeks, namely because of who they are, I get a little perturbed. If Steve Harvey wasn’t who he is, would anyone have paid attention to his book? Nope; not as much! And I’m using Steve as an example because a second movie is coming out from that one particular book he wrote.
And the chick who wrote about that greyness and its many shades had thee entire country talking (and she ain’t even from here!) – even the ladies on The View quizzed President Obama on it! Why can’t they talk about my book? It’s gray and has three shaded ladies on the cover.
And how is it that unknown folks get the chance of a lifetime? Can’t think of any right now, but they’re out there!
Shonda Rhimes is my girl – a TRUE inspiration – Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal! Please. Pick up my book, Shonda – google T. Anthony-Horton and Office Antics & Sexual Liaisons. I salivate at the thought of writing a show or a pilot episode of something – anything!
What does it take to get a little noticeability… Tyler?
I’m feeling some kinda way, followers.
You all know I’m aiming for the stratosphere in reaching my goal of getting 100,000 views or more per day. When you all help me see the end result, we’re gonna celebrate!
Thanks for indulging a sistah while she vented.
She just dropped the mike!
Nothing good, worthwhile comes easy. Even with the most advanced technologies, no farmer reaps the same day they sowed. Those who get to their destination are those who never stopped. Selah.
So true Doxology. I have decided (with the advice from you guys) to just continue to write and look into other outlets. No more whining and complaining – I got it out of my system and I shall move on! 🙂 BTW, explain “Selah.”
Wikipedia Made Easy: “Selah (Hebrew: סֶלָה, also transliterated as selāh) is a word used 74 times in the Hebrew Bible – 71 times in the Psalms and three times in Habakkuk – and is a difficult concept to translate. (It should not be confused with the Hebrew word sela‘ (Hebrew: סֶלַע) which means “rock.”) It is probably either a liturgico-musical mark or an instruction on the reading of the text, something like “stop and listen”. Selah can also be used to indicate that there is to be a musical interlude at that point in the Psalm. The Amplified Bible translates selah as “pause, and think of that”. It can also be interpreted as a form of underlining in preparation for the next paragraph.”
You have to put yourself out there. Don’t wait to discovered; network and advertise. Social media is an awesome resource. Use it!! So often it is used for negativity…..use it to esteem your progress….keep your eyes on the prize.
Thanks, Camps. I appreciate your encouraging words and you are absolutely right how social media is supposed to be used. 🙂
ok Tillie I see you’re on a rant and I feel ya. I’m sure this person didn’t just start blogging. Probably been doing it for a while. sometime you just have to pick your subject. Miley Cyrus did a nasty dance on tv not only did this woman blog about it it’s all over the place. Fifty Shades of Grey is all about sex (s&m) unfortunately these are the things that seem to excit people. I do agree with Judith get on twitter and any other social cite. It may be a good idea to follow all those people you have supported. Let them know you exist. Send Shonda a free copy of your book with a nice letter letting her know how much you enjoy her work. Be patient everything will work out for you. Keep doing what you’re doing. I know what you’re going to say but don’t.
LOL, yes Mel – I’m just gonna change your name to Agent! 🙂 I hear your sound advice and will take it seriously. Patience is a virtue (gotta keep repeating it to myself) and normally I have great patience. And you read my book – I didn’t shy away from sex although I do need to redeem some of them dang devils. Thanks as always, Mel – you keep a sistah grounded – I appreciate you.
You go girl that why i follow you ,your not scared to speak your mind and your topics give you something to think about.yes you need to be recognize for what your saying cause hour topics are interesting. keep up the good work
Thanks so much, Sheila! I’m pleased you are a faithful follower (I’ll try not to disappoint) – continue to do so! 🙂
Hey,Tillie! I feel ya! You gotta hit a nerve-and every available social outlet. Controversy and celebrity sell. BTW, just tweeted this rant, maybe that will pull in some folks and widen the circle! Get on these folks twitter feeds, and do it often. Sometimes the whole thing is random, a whole lot of planets have to align, or you just happen to hit a collective nerve. Keep posting, it will happen!
Thanks so much, Judith. You are absolutely right that I should follow folks’ twitter feeds (I don’t even know the 1st thing about it). I know things will not happen overnight, but I’d be lying to myself if I said I didn’t feel the way I do. Your words are very encouraging; please continue to follow. 🙂
Im all for what you said my sistah! Pass the mike!
Indeed, Bodgee! I like that you are actively following a sistah! 🙂
I agree with Aneesah. Send the invites. You and your talent deserve the chance and the attention. Victory for T.-Anthony !
Thanks Sims and will do. Tell Amber we said, “heey!”
I think u should send each and every one of the people a personal invititation to read your book. it can’t hurt.
You’re right Tuck – so right. Glad your okay too, sister!