5 Tips for a Happy Cobloggership
Keeping a happy and productive cobloggership is about
reigning supreme like a totalitarian despot compromise, trust, respect and friendship. Cobloggership can be an amazing, rewarding experience. That is providing you know the secrets to cobloggership. How to romance them, care for them, nurture the relationship and force them to unflinchingly do your bidding for all eternity. I have no idea how to care for them or nurture a relationship. But poor Stephanie has been working her tushka off on Cuddlebuggery all November while I frolicked in the woods and made merry with the Good Folk in their moon dances. That woman’s kept this site going while I went tra-la-laing all of November.
Want to know how to romance and seduce your coblogger as much as Stephanie is CLEARLY romanced and seduced by me? Here’s my five easy methods for unbridled coblogger passion.
1. Regularly appreciate your coblogger… by letting her do all the work.
Nothing is as important as letting your coblogger know that they are a vital, integral part involved in the running of the site. There’s no better way of doing this than by letting her run the site. People like to keep busy and they like to feel important. You are truly doing a favour, a service to your precious coblogger by allowing her to do so much good work. It’s only then natural that you would unburden her from the problematic and troublesome collateral associated with getting the credit. Credit and wider appreciation are nothing but pain and exhaustive work. All that love, all that praise, all that recognition! Truly, it’s a curse! One that your coblogger is better off not having to worry about. She’ll be far too busy working to take any of the hard earned credit anyway, so do you really want to burden her with more?
2. Take interest in the hard work she does… at some point, I guess.
So your coblogger has spent exhaustive time tracking down and installing a new commenting system. What’s the first thing a good coblogger does? If you answered with, “Check it out and praise her hard work and dedication.” Wrong! Probably you should eventually, lest she get discouraged and leave you. But begin by understanding that your 12 hour Vampire Diaries marathon shouldn’t be interrupted. Otherwise your coblogger will become used to you paying attention to her constantly. Then when you inevitably neglect her, she’ll spiral into a pit of failed co-dependency.
3. Encourage her to branch out into new territories… like the ones you can’t be assed doing.
There’s a myriad of different roles required in the running of a successful blog. Posting, planning, technical work, social networking etc. No one person can do that all by themselves. Well, not you anyway. But your coblogger can totally do that! All she needs is a little prompting. “Can’t you do the social media? You’re just so good at it!” “Ah, you know, you should probably be the one to handle all that technical bullshit. You’re just so GOOD at it!”
Not only will you be helping her broaden her horizons, becoming a more experienced, capable person. But you’ll also be helping her to learn new skills, engage more in blogging and experience the joy of being productive. So productive that you really don’t have to do anything at all. Ever.
4. Embrace her ideas and passions… so long as it doesn’t require you to do anything.
Your coblogger is a human being with thoughts, feelings and a desire to better herself. She’ll have dreams and desires, passions and a need to unleash herself. As her beloved coblogger, it’s your job to be supportive and helpful. It’s also your duty as her friend. But, you know, sounds like a lot of work, yeah? I mean, don’t stifle her or anything. Not all the time. Just on things that sound like an excessive level of effort and bother. After all, you’re a kind, giving, good friend. But you just can’t do it all! You can’t be expected to be a continual font of helpfulness! That would require doing things and putting in effort. This is a little bit too much to ask. You have to forgive yourself for not being perfect and, indeed, for not even trying to be. It’s the only way to grow as a person. So be a faithful, good friend! Support your coblogger in all that they want to do! So long as you can do it from the sidelines and it doesn’t take up too much attention.
5. Pamper her vanity with public declarations of love… to ensure her unwavering fealty.
My god! Isn’t Stephanie just absolutely amazing?! God, I LOVE HER SO MUCH! Thanks, Steph! For holding down the fort!