Stupid ideas: shameful self promotion

I know. This is a stupid idea.

I’m sorry.

I mean, everyone else is so busy engaging in shameless self promotion, that I thought it would help me stand out. Besides, people who engage in shameless self-promotion are eventually accused of engaging in shameful self-promotion anyway. So … cut right to the chase.

I’m sorry. You hate me already don’t you? It was a really stupid idea.

But maybe, if it is not too much trouble, I don’t want to put you out or anything, if you could, not to say you have to, take a faint glimmer of interest in this blog, it would be awesome. Though not too awesome, I wouldn’t want to make a fool of myself with an ego that was ten sizes too big for me.

I mean, I don’t even know how to tell the difference between shameless self-promotion and shameful self-promotion. I mean, just when I think I have it figured out, someone claims someone else I was sure was shameless was most shameful indeed. What would happen if I tried to do it and got it wrong? I could never live it down. Everyone would be looking at me and thinking “You shameless self-promoter you! You should be ashamed of yourself!” And that would be just awful. I mean, shouldn’t it be easy to be able to tell shameless self promotion from shameful self promotion? They aren’t synonyms or anything. I guess it means I’m just stupid or something.

Oh God, I feel terrible just thinking about it. I’m going to go under a rock and hide. Maybe it will squish me. Problem solved.

But really, even just a passing shrug to know you at least glanced my way before dismissing me. I mean, unless you have a shoulder injury or something and that would aggravate it. Then I would feel all bad that you injured yourself more. Maybe if you just gave the affect of having looked, so I wouldn’t have to be ashamed at the horrible things you saw here. That would be okay too.

I’m sorry. Please don’t hold it against me. It was a stupid idea.

One thought on “Stupid ideas: shameful self promotion

  1. Self promotion is an art. Shameful self promotion is just maybe, poorly timed.

    Shameful self promotion is handing out show flyers for your death metal band at your sister’s husband’s funeral. It’s interrupting a news report after a tornado levels a town to let people know your construction business is the only thing left standing. And it’s pointing out how good of a mother you are to keep your children well fed during a famine.

    However, self promote! Plug away! Elicit responses! Don’t hide under rocks, throw them! Well, as long as they are branded rocks. Chances are they’ll get over their immediate disgust and remember you have a death metal band next time they need one for their only surviving child’s bat mitzvah.

    Even if it was full of bloggy humorous intent, this was self promotion that elicited a response. Your art is strong.

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