This month’s installment of the Session is hosted by Angelo at Brewpublic, and the topic is “What Drives Beer Bloggers?” There must be some pretty strong reasons at play. How else would I delude myself into thinking that what I have to say is so valuable that others would want to read it?
So, what’s my muse? Let’s see:
To Be Surrounded by Ladies:
If I had a nickel for every sexy lady that was all up in my business because I am a beer blogger, I would have as many nickels as I would have had were I not a beer blogger…maybe fewer. But I already have a beautiful wife who loves beer and contributes to the blog, a cute daughter, and a lovable, female dog. So, I’m already surrounded by great ladies. It must be something else…
To Make Lots of Money:
I’m makin’ it rain up in here. Between all my hypothetical nickels, ad revenue, lucrative sponsorships, and t-shirt sales…
What’s that? I don’t have any of that!? Well, I did get a 12 pack from a brewery in exchange for 2 beers and some BBQ sauce and dry rub. I thought I made out pretty well until I rang up the shipping costs. Maybe it’s something more intangible…
To Gain Respect From My Peers
I always get encouragement from my fellow bloggers. Countless people comment on how I “have save them much time”. Also, below are several other prime examples from some well-respected sites:
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Who needs riches with gems like that? Knowing that I have brightened their day is reward enough. Also, I am working with a gregarious Kenyan who seems to be in a pickle with his inheritance tied up in US probate courts. I have forwarded him money several times. I am expecting a percentage of the estate any day now…and it’s all thanks to my blog’s comments section.
To Justifying My Drinking Problem
What better way to explain away my drinking problem? Drunks don’t drink expensive beer and wax poetic about it. They hide Jeremiah Weed Roadhouse Tea in a paper bag and use code words for it. Although…my 4-year-old daughter does refer to my beer as “Daddy’s milk”. Nah. I’m fine.
To Achieve Widespread Fame
Deep down, nearly every fledgling blogger wants to take a peek at his stats page and see it inexplicably blowing up. Now, the numbers I am talking about are probably piddly for many blogs, but not long ago Tröegs picked up my Nugget Nectar review/Nugget hop Federal Government mind-control theory on Twitter, then on Facebook. It has since had about 1700 views. I was convinced this would result in throngs of new followers. But it would appear that Internet “fame” is fleeting. Now my stats page, dejectedly, looks like this.
Well, there we have it: My reasons for blogging about beer. It may also have something to do with the fact that my job is drafting tax legislation, which can be mind-numbingly technical writing. Also, I have always enjoyed creative writing, and I love beer. So, maybe it’s just a therapeutic outlet.
Nah. It’s totally that other stuff.