From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Blogger Attitude

Blogs and Blogging... And What I Think About It...



This is about blogging. Over the last few days, I've been looking through about 350 blogs (little by little) that I imported into my Bloglines account.

I've unsubscribed to roughly 100 of them so far. Some of them had subject matter that I don't care to read for various reasons -- they were boring, offensive to me, etc. Others haven't been posted in for a while -- they're dead blogs.

I can't help laughing about what one guy wrote for his last post before he moved his blog. I should have copied and saved it but I didn't, so I'll paraphrase:

  • I'm moving my blog to a new address and if you don't know where I've moved that's because I didn't send you an e-mail. And the reason I didn't send you an e-mail is because you haven't written any comments here. You're just a lurker. My blog is for interactive users of the internet... etc., etc.

Well, then!Well, then! That should get him a lot of readers, not. I'm sure I wouldn't have liked his blog anyway!

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5 comments:

Sarabeth said...

If most of us had that attitude, our blogs wouldn't be in existence at all.

Genevieve said...

You are so right, Sarabeth. Personally, I tend to think of them as readers, not lurkers. :D I'm grateful for all who stop by.

GreenmanTim said...

That's a bit like the creator of incomprehensible art accusing the viewer for failing to appreciate it. Ivory towers are just castles made of sand.

the.chronicler said...

Do you think there is any psychology happening in the blogosphere?

Neurotic Mom said...

I have some readers that come by everyday but i have no idea who they are as they never comment. But that is fine with me i don't always leave comments either.

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