When you decide to see what others are saying, to find another blog to read…
Not that the ones I follow now are dull in any way, but we stumble across or search sometimes for others, just to have a peek. Maybe follow a comment someone made back to their blog and poke about a bit.
So how do you decide to approach a new blog? Do you stalk it for a while?
Or do you just go through the reader clicking like on everything to raise your stats?
Questions, I have questions.. and you didn’t study.
oh… this is not a rant.
So when approaching a new blog… one that may be of interest. What do you do?
Perhaps read some past posts or do a search on the blog to see if they discuss a particular topic of some sort?
Do you read the “about” right away? Click on “like” perhaps and then quickly close windows in case someone peeks back?
Or do you read the most recent post, perhaps that is what drew you in.. and click like.. maybe even… comment?
Comment, hmmm. words shot out into the interweb, chosen with care. Maybe some words of encouragement, or a way to go…. oh wait, that is the same isn’t it? You check back moments later to see if the comment was replied to…
Do you take the trouble to read a blog post and then not comment? What? You have nothing at all to say? Not even a way to go? or… a what about this?
Do you like comments on your blog? Do you answer them?
Lots of questions huh? wait I snuck in another one.
oh wait… I have even more
Do you go through the reader and click on follow… but never read the blog? why would you do that?
Are you nervous? hmm probably not this one either. psssst I dont bite.
like, is it pressed because you like the content? the blogger? or to show you read the blog? or maybe to lend support?
hmmmmm, so if you want to lend support, then say this in a comment? Wouldn’t that lend more support? Oh wait, that is difficult?
Is a happy face as a comment better than a like? I think so, it seems a bit more personal.
It is really basic, blogging, it is more enjoyable too if you interact, pass on comments, comment your self.. and then when your comment is answered.. perhaps re visit it, maybe a conversation will start. Or… ask a question? Maybe the poster can clear things up for you, provide more answers, or do a follow up posting. omg.. you know what happens then? You make friends from all over the world!
Isn’t that one of the reasons you blog?
When I ‘stalk’ a new blog, I read the newest post, usually half way through I peek at the about, it is like looking at the back of the book for the answers. Then go back to the post. I may leave a like somewhere to show I visited, most often I leave a comment. I am gabby, lol.
If the comment is answered, I often reply to it and visit the blog again a few times, peek to see where it is going. If the comment goes unanswered, I may not revisit. Oh, not with all comments, but if one was made in depth perhaps I may not. If it is, a rapport may begin, perhaps a friendship may start, so then I follow.
The like button, hmmm I poke it sometimes, usually if I like a blog/post though, I say so. I mean I took the time to read it, so it is not much more time to say good job. Or to offer something. I do that often as well.
Have you encountered posts where the word Help is in the tags? tis hard not to help if you can. Either some support or perhaps more, answering some questions even.
Or something pulls at you.. or it was really really funny? did you tell them?
Perhaps someone painted a picture with words, a poem, a prose.. a story.. or a story about them.. maybe they make you cry… did you post a comment? Let them know how it touched you?
Maybe a photo or image touched you, maybe it made you giggle….
Perhaps you felt their suffering and shared it once as well, and knew what a hug would mean….
That’s all for now. Something to ponder.
oh.. but don’t click on follow a blog if you are not going to read it.
Don’t click on like if you didn’t read the post…. some set traps. 😉
Remember, there are people on the other side