This segment is called "The Learning Curve" where you, young blog proprietor, will get a link to your new site on Deadspin. Any and all questions you may have about being a successful blogger will (hopefully) be answered.
Not by me, though. Consider this a "Dear Abby" for blog publishers and, you, proud, angry, often cruel commentariat should provide your helpful tips on success.
Now, thick skin is a requirement for every blogger. But do try to be helpful as well.
Don't just torture all these people and trounce on their dreams in the comments — email them your tips, your real suggestions, your advice, etc. Touch lives and all that.
Today: Herm's Perm
Dear AJ Daulerio,
We just recently began a blog site in hopes of becoming the next Curt Schillings, but in the short month and a half that we have been running, it's only been trafficked by facebook friends, my brother, and random commenters on ESPN (I sneak links in there under their nose). Fame hasn't come yet. That is why I call on you almighty Daulerio. If you want a rundown on how we run things at Herm's Perm then here you go. Basically it's just me (a marketing student at KU) and a friend (PR student at USC) trying to put out entertainment with hopes of making people react like Kanye just took the stage on the VMA's. Our sole purpose is to dishevel viewers mentality to the point that they cannot take their eyes away. We've gotten good feedback, but my poor 256 friends on facebook aren't pushing the Perm's popularity far enough. The Perm doesn't just want a gold medal, it wants eight. It doesn't want to win by a horse length, it wants to win by 40. We are like a newborn Leonidas being judged and will hopefully be chosen to be apart of the elite force of blogs, and not tossed off the side of a cliff in a manner fitting that of an aborted fetus.
Herm's Perm: Overpaid to Underperform
You know the drill. Go forth and counsel.