I was having this interesting conversation with a friend of mine, when the topic of Blogging came up specially Commenting.
A couple of interesting views came up
1. I was asked how come I go and comment on a lot of blogs, even when it is seen that they probably never visit me or if they visit they don’t put a comment or even reply back to the comments I make.
Well I am sure I have replied to that umpteen times, I guess its in my habit (right or wrong) I don’t know , I always have something to say which sometimes has put me in trouble too. I also feel that since the author has taken the time to write what they have written, maybe it will be good if we also read what they have written and give our two cents worth of view.
I am sure like I feel happy to see all the comments pouring in they too would feel good.
Although I must say I try my best not to write two-word comments as I think there is this culture in blogosphere that you comment on mine only then I will comment on yours, Which I have recently understood. I am sure a lot of people have written about this phenomenon a lot many times.
So Now I think I will have to change the way I look at this place too.
2. Indiblogger and Voting :-
On Indiblogger there is a forum called indivine where We can put our latest post . The people in your group then can come and Read it, Now all this is fine but I have always had this problem with Indiblogger on the voting phenomenon.
I have been involved in a few nasty discussions too over time , But I can’t understand this VOTE thing. What is it for.
Although to vote one has to open the post, yet in my eyes if as a reader I have opened the post then I should read the post fully, Why bother voting if you don’t read the post. It takes a lot of marketing skills to get lots and lots of votes.
I have realised that most just press the button again quickly to vote, hoping others will come to vote too. I don’t particularly like that idea as again I doubt if all who are pressing the VOTE button actually Read what one has written.
In my eyes I would much prefer people to come over , at least read what one has written and yes also let me know if they have liked or disliked ,they agree with what I have written or not agree, If people don’t tell that then how is one going to learn. How can one learn that they are doing a mistake, till someone points it too.
Blogging world has become a lot like attention seeking sorts. This voting process seems more of getting a hit or traffic on your blog.
I am not the one to shy away from saying yeah I put my article up there , So people in my group know I have posted a new post. I am lucky many of the people do come and read what I have written which is a good feeling.
3. How come MEN or the male species don’t comment in that number on blogs written by other Men compared to those written by the lovely ladies.
I had not noticed this until recently, It was pointed out by this good friend. I did not know what to say . So I thought about asking everyone who visit here and read what all junk I write about, what is the reason.
I in no way am saying I don’t want the pleasure of the company of beautiful lovely people who already come , But why is it that the male version who I definitely see at almost every other blog written by ladies and whose blogs I do sometimes comment on , Not comment on this blog 🙂 .
Is it some sort of man thing , which I am not getting. Because I visit blogs irrespective if they are written by a woman or a man, would be fun to know the reply to that one . I think there is a Gender Bias in blogging too, I dont want to give examples and embarrass people but I have seen it happen.
What do you think people.. Do you feel the same way as I do, OR am I completely off my nuts as usual ?
Does it matter to you who visits your blog ?
Does it make you feel bad if people don’t read what you have written but just comment for the sake of it .. Or press the Like button.
Do you feel bad when you see people whose blog you have commented, they don’t even reply to you and WORSE still they Reply to every other comment but yours on their blog..
What do you do, Do you stop going to those blogs. ?
You can tell me that I am just being a moron 🙂