Thursday, April 15, 2010

Prepping for BlogHer '10: The Popular Blogger

There's been a lot of talk on BlogHer the past couple months about whether or not popular, more established bloggers are obligated to help beginning bloggers....

So I should tell you up front that this VLOG has nothing to do with those articles and everything to do with reveling in one's popularity. ;)

I present a blogger-ized parody of Popular from the musical Wicked. (Lyrics below.)

The (Wicked) Popular Blogger
Everyone, now that we’re friends, I’ve decided to make you my project!

I know I didn't have to, but that’s what makes me so nice!

Whenever I see bloggers less fabulous than I,
And let’s face it, who isn’t less fabulous than I?
My type-A heart tends to start to bleed.
And when someone needs a boost in stats,
They shouldn’t resort to LOLcats,
I know. I know exactly what they need!

And even with your site,
Though it’s the toughest site I’ve yet to enlight,
Don’t worry, I’m determined to succeed!
Follow my lead,
And, yes, indeed. You. Will. Be…
Popular! You’re gonna be popular!
I’ll teach you the blogging tools
And twitter rules,
Ways to get more followers, ooh!
I’ll give your website flare,
The best links to share.
Get you to the people you need to be…

Popular! I’ll help you be popular!
You’ll get comments from Ree,
Products for free,
Get on everyone’s blogroll.
So let’s start,
‘Cause you've got an awfully long way to go!

Don’t be offended by my web analysis
Think of it as snark-ology dialysis.
Now that I’ve decided to be your
Tweep and Blog-BF forever
There’s no taking cover!
Not when it comes to….
Popular! I know about Popular.
And with an @ from me,
To showcase your SQUEE,
Instead of boring who you were…uh, are.
There’s nothing that can stop you,
From becoming popular…. LAR…
La, la. La, la!
I’m gonna make you pop-u-lar!

When I see vapid commenters
Linking to uneventful memoirs
I remind the writers to spice it up
Think – link – bait
Blue Beaved like Redneck Mommy,
Or whacked like Bloggess sex-ed swami.
Did they have SEO plans?
Don’t make me laugh!

They were Popular!
Please. It’s all about popular
It’s not about being branded
It’s in being candid
So it’s very shrewd to be
Very, very popular like ME!

Oh, my goodness.... Your post is fantastic! 
I'm going to go Stumble it right now.... and then re-tweet the link.

And though you protest
You’re a humorist,
I know that secretly
You’re gonna love to spill it
On your blog regularly!!!

La la, la la!
you'll be popular!
just not quite as popular as ME!

FYI: Doing a blogging parody is something that I started cooking up back in January after I saw Wicked. Originally, I wanted to do a duet (For Good, One Short Day, Defying Gravity?) with Ann, of Ann's Rants, (certainly her background in musical theater would make you think she would be so inclined and I have heard her proclaim that she was born to play Elphaba), but sadly the 2000+ miles that now lie between us seemed to make her think that it wasn't possible! Being the constant source of inspiration that she is, she encouraged me to do a version of Popular on my own and being the spotlight grubbing karaoke-queen that I am, I couldn't resist.  

I'd also like to thank my fellow Wicked-babes: @mommakiss and @TwentyFour, who looked over my lyric draft and made some great tweaks!

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