In yet another example of brilliant people making questionable choices, I’ve been asked by yet another wildly successful blogger to write a guest post. This time it’s the one and only Le Clown of A Clown On Fire. He’s on another level of bloggers, his followers have followers. He’s so successful, that he’s had to diversify in order to share his brilliance more effectively. One of his blogs is called “The Outlier Collective”. If you try to write a blog like I do, you just gasped quietly at what an incredible name for a blog that is. If you don’t write a blog, you probably just took yet another step away from ever doing so, because you know you could never come up with anything remotely as cool as that for a blog name.
True to form, Le Clown’s also got a snappy “TOC” logo for it. TOC, as we blogging insiders like to call it, is actually a collaborative effort between Le Clown and Mme Weebles, another superstar. As if it’s not enough that Le Clown has additional blogs with stunning titles, he even collaborates with other supernovas of the blogging community! Amazing, no? Le Clown and Mme Weebles find worthy writers and toss them some fertile nuggets about which to write. A few days later, the magic appears on tens of thousands of computer screens.
Then the unthinkable happened. Le Clown actually asked me to write a post for The Outlier Collective. I had to double check my email to make sure it wasn’t a blog version of the Mante Te’o scam. I could just picture the cackling practical jokers looking at my eager email replies and falling over one another to try to come up with new and elaborate ways to make me look foolish. Having had imaginary girlfriends for much of my youth, I knew the risks.
As a humble token of my appreciation, I would have included a link to Le Clown’s blog in this awkward post of self-deprecation, but at this very moment, his blog is unavailable for link-age because he’s in the middle of over-hauling it from a visual design standpoint. That’s right; his old blog format was only really, really impressive, and he’s taken on the job of making it moreso.
Rather than link you to the post tomorrow, I’ll just re-blog it once it’s up, so that I can glom onto the snazzy new-look of A Clown On Fire. Before you get all critical of my post tomorrow, please remember that it was not my idea to include my ramblings on his site.
By this time Wednesday, life should be getting back to normal.