‘Bad Blog Host…Bad!’Posted: February 21, 2012
I’ve just been doing my daily browse around WordPress blogs. As part of my daily routine, I go and visit those bloggers that have either clicked ‘Like’ or commented on specific post, or bless their cotton socks, have chosen to ‘Follow’ me. I always like to read the ‘About’ page of these folks – it helps me try work out how I might have managed to pique their interest, or see where we might have similar backgrounds or interests.
I’ve noticed something a little embarrassing on my part though – there’s a bit of a pattern to the comments other bloggers have left them on these pages which makes me realise I’m a TERRIBLE blog host!
Comments along the lines of “Hi xxxx, thank you for following my blog / liking my post” or “I found you! Thanks for stopping by! Looking forwards to reading your posts!”
On reflection though, I’ve never been the well-mannered party guest that remembers to write a little note to say ‘thanks for inviting me – I had a lovely time’, or sends a thank-you card after recieving a gift. I always think it, am very likely to say something verbally, or use the much maligned Facebook.
I forget blogs aren’t a verbal / face to face medium (although they certainly feel it sometimes), and that entire set of audible / visible / face-to-face type communication tools aren’t in play here.
And being very, very honest with myself (and you of course), I’m unlikely to start replying to everyone who clicks ‘Like’ or ‘Follow’ – I’m just too undisciplined – not unappreciative, just…well…lazy.
So, to all those lovely people who have taken any kind of ‘positive action’ after visiting my blog – commented or clicked ‘Like’ or ‘Follow’, or who may do so in the future (hey, I’m trying to cover all the bases here….), I’d like to say a big ‘Thank You’!
It’s really, really appreciated – I’m just a very lazy, BAD blog host.
I’m very likely to increase your number of site hits though after ‘finding’ you from your visit to my blog and having a good old root around your posts and pages, and some of you may have already noticed I’ve decided to follow your blogs 🙂
See you around the Blogosphere!
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