Friday, July 31, 2009
Blogging Etiquette: Am I Doing Something Wrong?
RING PHONE RING! Ever feel like that?
Feeling a little down about my lack of comments (i.e. friends) so I decided to cheer myself up by compiling a
List of Possible Reasons:
1) I have a big sign over my blog that I can't see that says, "Stay Away From Her!"
2)To have a friend you must be one. But I've left hundreds and hundreds of comments...
3)It's summer and everyone's too busy. Yeah, yeah, I know. So how do I explain the abundance of comments everywhere I go.
4)I came in too late in the game. Okay, but doesn't anyone have room in their heart for a newbie?
5)I have a comment-neediness that is so obvious that it repels would-be commenters.
6)My lack of consistency with posting ~ working on that one...
7)My text is too small (grasping here).
8)I was put on this earth to be a comment fairy, going around sprinkling comments about.
9)My posts are just self-absorbed and boring.
10)My posts are just too amazing, leaving the reader speechless.
Don't get me wrong, I am not aiming for some large number of comments or a sense of popularity. Just some human connection, that's all. A group of friends that stop by to say hi on a regular basis would make me smile. And I do have a couple of those that truly warm my heart with their visits. Posting a rant about not getting comments is probably not the way to endear you to me and invite comments, but at least you've allowed me to vent. Whew! I feel better. Bottom line, I love to read your blogs and I love to express myself in writing, so I'll keep blogging no matter how many comments I get.