Yesterday, I published a blog post about my frustration with the state of the publishing industry (a result of the awful economy plus our obsession with reality stars). I called out the industry for publishing books by non-writers like Snooki and Kris Jenner and Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian. I love using humor to defuse my anger and pain (getting rejected is hard, y'all).
I'm a writer, a child of divorce, and a single woman who owns more than one cat, so, naturally, I crave praise. I was thrilled that the post got a few rave reviews:
|Amy & Tina, NOLA 2010|
Amy B!!!! I think this post today is the best!! Best one yet! I really enjoyed it! I also enjoy seeing things in it you and I have emailed about throughout the day!!!! It's really and truly your best one yet! - Tina Rollman (BFF since 1989)
Brilliance! - Karen Solomons (Twitter follower)
I never read blogs, but you have captured me. Well done , again. - Laurey Glenn (former co-worker who never reads blogs but reads mine because I demand that all my good friends read it)
I'm even more excited to read your book now that you've explained your platform and the fact that you're out there strugglin' through all the crap. (That) is gonna make it even sweeter when you're on TMZ cuz you broke up with George to have Bieber's baby. - J.J. Lewis (Facebook friend)
Listen, I try to be cool (baby, you know how it is, rockin' and rollin' and whatnot), but you all should be aware that I live for that shit.
Today, I was looking at the stats for my blog. I noticed that the most-read post on my blog is the first one I ever wrote, A Letter to Kim Kardashian.
That, too, received a positive reaction. Friends and friends of friends posted and reposted the link on their walls. Twitter followers retweeted the link on their profiles.
As I was thinking about this, the MOST DISTURBING REALIZATION hit me. Perhaps the Kardashians aren't my sworn archenemies. Perhaps...Oh, God, I can't even say it!
Is it possible?
Are the Kardashian sisters my muses?
No, no, no, hell no. This is awful.
I absolutely, positively refuse to change the name of my blog to Vodka Kranberry Klooney.