July 5th, 2007
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Three Things That I’ve Yet To Achieve as a Blogger


I’ve been blogging for five years, and, whilst that alone has been successful, and ticked off a lot of my list (been on the radio, dated one of my readers), there are three things I would love to get with this blog. Okay, one of them’s vain, one of them’s unachievable and the other is rather boring, but it’s three things that this blog has yet to achieve for me which I would like.

An Article Published

I’d love one of my posts to be published, or a general journalisticy type to write about it. I know it’s vain, but it seems that every blog gets even a little bit of main stream media coverage, even Han’s. I’d love to have an article, a post or even just my link published in something a little more readership than the excellent Colwyn Bay FC Programme. It just seems more concrete than the internet. The fact I could hold it in my hand (it’s why I love letters, cards and postcards – thanks Han!).

I’d love to be in a book, either write a whole one regarding blogging or just having one of my posts published in one of those “Blogging Digest” books that come out around Christmas. I need to find out who’s actually doing one when they are organising them, rather than 3 months after the submission date.

At least I can say “I’ve never had the opportunity to be in one” rather than “My entries are too rubbish to be in one”.

A Full Time Income

Obviously a dream would be that this blog and the forums associated with it generate enough money (either through adsesne, direct advertising, or something completely different like a book deal) where I don’t have to I probably put in 2-3 hours a day blogging or blog related activities (such as writing comments on other people’s blogs, designing, sending e-mails etc.). This is as well as an enjoyable full time job. I enjoy working on this blog, and probably would do it for free, but I’d love it to become my job, at least for a little while.

That being said, this blog would be a hell of a lot better if I got paid to write it. Why? I’d spend all day down the pub and come up with some fantastic ideas (seriously, I have about 5 posts I can post whenever I can’t be arsed writing of “Thing’s I’ve thought of down the pub).

A Facebook Appreciation Society

Oh come on, Abby Lee has one, Mr Square Head John Chow has one, why can’t I have one? I mean, I’ve been invited to stupider, more pointless groups. Hell, I’ve created stupider, pointless groups. Why not a “Gospel According To Rhys” Appreciation group? I would make one myself, but that’s just a bit too vain, isn’t it?

EDIT: Somebody (Bush) has created a “The Gospel According To Rhys Appreciation Society” on Facebook. You can join it here.

So go on, what would doors would you like opened up with your blogging? Chat shows that’d make Jeremy Kyle look nice? Scandals with strippers? Columns in newspapers where you can debunk all major religions? A nobel prize? Share your thoughts in the comments or in the forum!

This post was written as part of the Daily Blog Tips Three Project.

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