Friday, July 16, 2010

I'm Rick James, Bitch!!!

My blog recently received a generous shout out from da "redhead" on her blog where she wrote:
"if you don't follow Ethan, you should, cuz he's absolutely friggin' hilarious!"
Over night, my blog followers swelled to a record 71*...  Which is to be expected since "Caution: Redhead Running" is the 17th most popular running related blog on the Internet**

I'm honored by the complement... but at the same time I'm terrified...On one hand, I'm one of the funniest, smartest, and humblest people I know... but on the other, can I really continue to produce the brilliantly witty prose that you people yearn for, day in and day out?!? 

Suddenly, I have expectations to live up to!  In hindsight I wish that I had the foresight to declare my site boring from the get go; then if I happened to write a clever post on occasion it would be a pleasant surprise... but alas, I didn't, and now the pressure of these expectations is becoming a lot for this Champion to shoulder...

...Hopefully I can take it... If not, I guess I'll be forced to quit the blog and run off to South Africa, Dave Chappelle style...


*Technically 70 since one of the followers is me...

** I totally made this up... but I figured that since I built up my legitimacy as a premier blogger researcher with my "Origins of Three Things Thursday" post that I can now make up random facts about blogger and people will believe them...

13 comments:

  1. Keep posting pics like that and you won't need witty prose to watch your following swell!

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  2. ...and growing. Looky there. 72. :)

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  3. Plus one on Teamarcia's comment!

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  4. You think you have it tough, what about us Followers who have to reply with equally intriguing, poignent, and witty commenets?

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  5. You are ridiculous and THAT is why I think everyone should follow you. I see you are up another 2 followers since you posted this too... I expect graphs soon. LOL! Have a great weekend!

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  6. Your blog is great, you are not giving yourself enough credit!

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  7. I just became a fan! I'm new to the blogging thing, but I love the pic and I'm sure you will continue to be a great blogger!

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  8. Like you even believe yourself and follow your own blog. Ha!

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  9. I hear South Africa is nice this time of year...just kidding! I love your witty blog!!!

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  10. Love your blog.

    And I love the comments you leave even more!!??!

    Love what you wrote today. quite true. :)

    The title of this post was/IS the best!

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  11. Follow your own blog?
    You should drop some comments on it, too.

    Stay humble!

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  12. Duuude. I love Rick James. In fact this morning I said "Eff yo bike Charlie Murphy!" while riding my stupid bike.

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  13. I"M RICK JAMES!!! Such a good skit. I miss that show.

    Ahh yes, I thought long and hard on how I could set the bar incredibly low and then just ever so gingerly nosedive over it.

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