Blogs. Beer. Opinions. Discussion.
Am I the only one that thinks that those four things come together in a magical way to create some sort of beer lovers paradise?
Um…no. I’m not. I know this because I’m either a genius, or because there are THOUSANDS of beer fanatics that take to blogging…and that do a far better job at it than I do. So I’m not the only one to think “Hey! All of this just meshes perfectly!”
It’s almost certain that if you’re here on Damn That’s Good Beer! and reading this post, you love beer. And I would also venture as far as to say that an overwhelming amount of those reading this post and these very words right now, are beer bloggers.
You know. People who blog. Blog about beer. Something to do with beer. I like to refer to us all as Beer Bloggin’ Bastards. But that’s just me and my twisted beer obsessed mind.
I’m not going to draw this post out too long (hopefully), because I’m far more curious (actually we all are, not just me) about what YOU have to say than what I have to say. Ya…you right there. I’m looking at you. From that tree outside your window right now.
*Not really looking at you from the tree outside your window. Please don’t bother your local police department with false alarms as they have donuts to eat and teenagers to pull over and harass.
So what am I looking for from you? Why am I trying to elicit a response from you in the first place? Why should you take the time to comment on this post and the issue I’m about to bring up? How many licks does it take to get to the bottom of that tootsie roll pop?
Let’s run through these very quickly and in order, so that you can get to the bottom of this post where the comment box resides. That sly little box that thinks it’s better than anyone else. Why that little son of a….
What am I looking for from you…a fellow Beer Bloggin Bastard?
For the sake of keeping it simple, I’m looking for your response. I’m looking for the reasons, the inner workings of your mind, the motivations, the inspirations, the passions, the true to the core reasons that you started blogging about beer or beer related stuff in the first place. What drives you to blog about beer? Bring your conversations and passions to places like Twitter and other networks? Why?
And please don’t just say “because I like beer.” We know that, and that’s not really a true motivation.
Why am I trying so hard to elicit a response from you?
Because I work for the CBBIA (Central Beer Bloggers Intelligence Association) and we’re trying to weed out the loyal followers of craft beer and do away with the rest in a systemic fashion.
*If you believe the above statement, please go dress yourself in foil, stand next to some sort of antenna and await the mother ship’s arrival.
But in truth, I’m going for something here that’s only leading up to something bigger that I really believe is going to benefit the entire craft beer and beer blogger community as a whole. It’s not enough that we just blog about beer or beer related stuff every now and then. Don’t worry I’m not aiming at some sort of product release that only costs $99.99 if you order before midnight, or increasing your work load.
That AND the fact that I truly want to know the real reasons, and motivation behind what all of us are most passionate about…beer and great people.
Why YOU really should take a couple of minutes to leave your response below.
Simple. Because you doing so will have a direct impact on the entire craft beer “movement” and community in one way or another.
Firstly, you’re not only giving insight into the inner motivations that have propelled you to go after your passions, but you never know how your words…your story could change someone else’s life.
Secondly, you’re only going to become more known as a human being, not just a robotic blog. You know….you. The real person behind the words, videos, charts, numbers, Twitter account, comments etc. People connect with stories, people connect with passion, people connect with REAL, people connect with PEOPLE. Not websites.
You know this already because you’re a human being. If you’re not a human, and a dog or turtle that can log on to a computer, read, type and talk…please email me at email@example.com because I’ve just found a way to get seriously rich at your expense.
I’ve promised to keep it short, and I’m afraid I might have already gone a bit too long with this.
So beer bloggers everywhere…or even those even remotely interested in beer and starting a blog/site about beer….
RESPOND! COMMENT BELOW!
Pretty please with a cherry on top….The beer fairy will leave you a beer under your pillow if you do. Man how I wish there was actually a beer fairy