My little blog, whilst still little has done so much growing in the past two years. I feel like I’ve grown as a blogger as well. I spend as much time thinking about my little space on the blogosphere as I spend on my thesis. I see my blog (like my thesis) as an extension of who I am.
This is how I blog:
If you leave me a comment – I visit and leave you one as well – If I feel I don’t have anything to say about your latest post, I’ll read the older ones and find something I can connect with.
If you follow me (without the pesky comments) I’ll pop by, leave you a comment and follow you.
If you leave a question in a comment, I email you with an answer and leave a comment on your blog. I generally don’t do the ‘reply’ on the comment because sometimes people forget to check back.I also don't do the 'reply' on the comments section because I think it's lazy. I feel like the bloggers thinks, I'll just reply here and don't need to visit this persons blog. That's how I read it, so I don't do it.
I blog about three to four times a week, the days that I don’t post, I’m busy reading all your blogs! It takes me a little longer to get to everyone’s blog because I actually read the post, and I try to leave decent comments. I won't post a new post until I've acknowledged the people who left me a comment - I'm funny like that...
I follow my favorite blogs on GFC but usually I just bookmark you and read that way.
And I truly am grateful for the time you take to follow, read, comment and engage.
So much so that I am known to send personalized thank you e-cards, and snail mail! I'm not kidding when I say I'm so grateful!
I just thought it would be nice to share with you how I blog and do things around here.
There are few things about blogging that irks me…
The “I follow you, follow me back” comments: I could never write that – I have a little more dignity.
I believe two things in relation to this:
1) I know that I put effort into what I write, and I hope that comes through in my posts, and I believe that people will engage with that
2) I know what I write won’t be of interest to everyone, all the time – and I’m okay with that.
I stop by and say thank you for leaving a comment. I have a look around the blog, if it’s of interest to me I may follow but if it’s not. I don’t. Simple. Chances are I have already formed an opinion about the type of blogger the person is based on the “I follow you, follow me back” comment.
“Great post, visit my blog…”
Really? Did you even read my post? I don’t respond to comments such as these (I mean, what am I supposed to say?). I like to engage with my blog friends and their posts.
People who follow but don’t leave a comment
I’m so curious about them! I visit the blog, leave a comment and if I think it’s a blog I’ll enjoy, I follow. But I personally never just follow a blog without saying hi and leaving a comment.
Thank you for making blogging such a positive and nurturing experience for me...
For letting me into an even bigger world...
You inspire me to try to be a better blogger...