They say blogging is about conversations. What if your blogging doesn’t inspire conversation? Not many links, not many comments. Do you still blog because you love it, or do you just shut ‘er down?
I’ve been catching up on my blog reading a bit and caught a post by Scott Jangro: Hug a Blogger:
Do you know what bloggers love more than anything (besides getting a link)?
That’s right, comments.
People are reading, but when the bottom of the page is as enthusiastic as a CJ Appreciation Day on ABW, it can get pretty darned depressing.
I sat there reading his post and wanted to leave a comment, but all I could say was: I’m Guilty!
Two words a comment does not make ;).
So I’m linking to his post, I want to continue the discussion.
There’s more to this story for me. I realized that some of my favorite lesser-known bloggers have been MIA for several weeks/months. They don’t get a lot of acknowledgement. Some from our world, several from different channels.
I thought we had a good thing going. They blog, I read. I knew there was a two-way happening. But I guess they heard an echo instead.
I find the lesser knowns, the less popular bloggers are the ones that break out of the circle jerk best–they provide info and resources and links to places that are ‘outside the circle’. Who’s going to provide that now? If all that’s left is everyone pushing everyone around the same circle, wth use is that?
- I dug them! I just didn’t digg them.
- They offered great tips — I just didn’t tell them.
- Their tutorials and resources were kick butt — no one really linked to them.
I’m a Taker! I do make an effort to be a free linker and definitely give kudos to stuff I post here, but comments–I’m guilty.
The blogs are done. Now who’s missing out?
Thanks Scott. I think I’m depressed. 😛