(My top three cities: Austin, New York, London. So hats off and thanks to you guys!)
This is the map overlay from my analytics program, the one that tells me how many people are reading my blog and where they're located (Big Brother is watching you!) and all that stuff. When I want a kick, I go look at this. People in almost 1800 different cities visited my blog last month. Which is pretty cool.
It's not enough. Because what I'm aiming for, good or ill, is complete domination of the fashion world.
That's right! You heard me! Please be assured -- I do not simply want power for power's sake. And I do promise to be a benevolent overlord (except to those of you who insist on wearing Crocs). But I want access. I want pull, weight, influence, drag. Because the more of that I get, the more stuff I can share with you. I want to be one of those people who gets aaaaaaaall the insider info and opportunities, so I can pass them on to my wonderful readers. And I want Anna Wintour to listen to me when I talk to her about that damned haircut.
(And while I'm at it, I'm going to have a word with Grace Coddington, as well.)
In the blogosphere, this is all about numbers. So my marketing consultant and I (Yes, I have a marketing consultant. So what if she's one of my best friends and does this for free because she loves me? She's still a darned fine marketing consultant!) have determined that it's time to get the numbers up up up!
And that's where you come in. Here's how you can help.
1. Between now & June 1, forward my blog information to five friends or acquaintances who don't already read it. Encourage them to subscribe to the blog through the RSS feed or to follow it on Blogspot.
2. Once you've done this, please leave me a comment on this post saying so. Why? Because...
3. On June 1, I'm going to draw a name from those in the comments and the winner receives a little goodie bag filled with skincare & perfume samples, as well as a $20 gift certificate to the Style Spy Affiliate of your choice (provided they offer GCs -- not all of them do, sorry!).
Everyone wins. Of course, this will be on the honor system, but my readers are a trustworthy and upstanding group of Fashionistas if ever there was one, so I'm not worried.
So. That's about that. Help Style Spy achieve Complete Fashion Domination, one click at a time. Because together we can make the world a better place. (Or at least a better-looking one.)
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