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A Deal With Hampoland Readers

I love the people who read hampoland.com.  Last week I hit  100,000 page views. I find that utterly astonishing. I wrote a book 14 years ago, Invisible Branches, and I think it sold 600 copies. You can buy it on e-bay for  $2.50 and sometimes I find copies at yard sales. I like it when the pages are worn and dog eared. that tells me people read my words.

Ok, back to my deal with you, my invisible readers. Every three or four blogs you will notice I write about something even more bizarre than usual and these weird blog includes hyperlinks. I’m confessing to you, companies sometimes pay me to write blogs about their crap. Crazy right? My most recent offer came from BET.com. All I have to do is write about rap or hip hop and link it to BET.com. Why do they want a middle aged white lady in Arkansas to write about rap and hip hop? Beats me. I guess they are trying to expand them demographic. here’s what i know. I liked Lil’ John on Celebrity Apprentice. He was brilliant and funny and I liked his hair.

Sometimes I turn the companies down.  Yesterday they wanted me to write about a product that helps you quit smoking. But when I googled them there were hundreds of complaints.  It was a quit smoking scam. 

I’m like everybody else. I really really really need to make a buck. But I don’t want you to feel as though I sold you down the river (I just realized that’s a racially insensitive figure of speech).  Even when I do write a blog for a company I’ll try to make it at least moderately interesting and please don’t feel obligated to click on any link. 

The last thing I don’t want to turn you into “click whores”. So, for every three blogs I write You’ll probalby run into a “sponsored post”. Please don’t give up on me and thanks for reading and I love you.

I Write Blogs You Can Read In The Bathroom

I write really short blogs. And I think that’s a good thing. I try to keep it short for two reasons. First, I don’t think most of you have a lot of free time to spend reading lengthy  pieces from Hampoland. I’m smart buy my insights probably won’t change your life.  And I know I’m crazy busy from 6am until 9:30pm so I think most of you are too.  I sometimes find myself checking Sandor’s school work while breakfast is in the microwave and I’m blow drying my hair. I pluck my eyebrows at red lights.

The second reason I try to keep my blogs short? I know I write about ridiculous, silly, stupid stuff. Lets see, my last five blogs were about gangsters, dead birds, Meatloaf and Donald Trump, bratty kids and my bad mood. 

Really how much time to do need to spent on these topics?  So you see, I’m actually protecting you from waisting a lot of time reading about stupid stuff. That’s how much I love you.

I’m going to admit right now that I rarely read entire newspaper stories or blogs.  I read the first three paragraphs then kind of skim the rest. Generally I’m pretty  interested, I just don’t have much time. Hopefully my doctor, lawyer and accountant have more patience when reading documents and text books.

So get back on task right now , make a list of stuff you need to do, stay focused. And by the way, this blog was only  250 words.

*Hey Follow Me On Twitter So I Don’t Feel Lonesome. Thanks! DH

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