Sunday, September 6, 2009

10 Observations About My Blogging Experience

I've been doing this for a while so I ought to be able to come up with 10 observations about Blogging.  I'm thinking these up as I type, so here goes.
1.  I have no problems with Entre-Card.  They can do what ever they want, I don't care.   I've visited more blogs than I would have without them, and certainly my blog has been seen by more people than it otherwise would have been.   
2. I'm not trying to make money by blogging.  If you don't believe me, take a look at my blog.
3.  Sexually suggestive pictures on the EC widget frequently irritate me.  Not because I have anything against sexually suggestive pictures on an EC widget, but because when I click on them, they usually link to a business oriented blog.  I find the false advertising irritating.
4.  I (almost always) read the blogs I drop on.  So if I've dropped on your blog & your latest entry has changed, I almost certainly read it.
5.  I've found I'm drawn to different types of blogs.  I like blogs people write about what's going on in their lives, because I'm drawn to the minutiae &  routines of it all, and the similarities and differences to what I've experienced.  I also like blogs about life in other countries - I've been exposed to a lot of different cultures in my life (some more than others), and it just seems natural that I'm drawn to it.  Also humor blogs, the occasional pet blog & writing blogs.
6.  Just because I drop on your blog, does not mean I agree with it or endorse it.  There  are people out there with very strong opinions about this or that, ESPECIALLY politics. No one should try to recruit me to the cause just because I dropped on a blog.  All a drop from me means is that (usually), I've read your latest & greatest post.  Don't draw any other conclusion than that.
7.  I rarely comment.  I suppose this is a failing of mine, and I should try to do better.  But I just don't comment very much.  I like receiving comments as much as the next person, so I should do better.
8.   To date, I haven't participated in any organized blogging activity.  This includes the well intentioned but mind boggling "Wordless Wednesday".  Nothing seems so odd to me as a Wordless Wednesday posting with a bunch of words describing the picture.  I see that over and over, and to me, it's just wrong.  Maybe I'm too much of a purist about such things.  Other than that, "Wordless Wednesday" is a concept that is actually quite attractive to me.  It appeals to my non-meticulous nature, I suppose.
9.  Blogging (like fiction writing, especially) usually tells us much more about the author than it does about the subject the author is writing about.  Frequently a lot more.  I'm not sure what this little observation means in my personal situation, other than it frightens me a little.  I just like to organize my thoughts and throw them out there for the world to mostly ignore.  I like to write, tho I'm not too good at it.  It's an outlet.
10.  I don't usually create lists.  I think this is the first list I've created since I've started this little blog.


Patti Anne said...

And you never said "ramblings" one single time in all the blogs you've written.

A Valdese Blogger said...

PA: Not sure if I have or not, even tho I sure I do. Ramble, that is.

Larry Brauner said...

I have never left a comment on your blog although I've visited more than 100 times.

Your list was thought provoking.


Daisy said...

This was a very interesting list! I definitely agree with point #6.

Cromely said...

That's a great list. I tend to visti/read/drop the same way. Reading was oddly familiar...

Reflections Magazine editor said...

Love your list!!! I agree with #2, #3, #5, and #6. By the way I do enjoy my visits here even if I don't comment often.

A Valdese Blogger said...

Larry: I've also visited your blog many times & I doubt I've ever commented. But I read it - thanks for your comment!

Daisy: Yep. #6 is a biggie. Thanks for commenting.

Cromely: Howdy & thanks for the comment.

Fearless: Thanks! I'm a frequent visitor to your blog, tho I'm not sure if I've commented on anything or not.

Thanks, everyone, for the comments!

Jude said...

I enjoyed reading your list and I agree with many. I also normally read the latest post and I also don't leave a lot of comments and I hate feeling like I have to, I hate pressure. It seems to me on many blogs I read they fuss about people not leaving them comments and it's funny that even though those same people fussing drop on my blog they never once left me a comment either so I just laugh at them and drop and merrily move on. This is I believe the first comment I've left here :).

Anonymous said...

Hi - the list was great - a fun read.

A Valdese Blogger said...

Jude: Thanks for the comment & I appreciate the drops.

Koe: Thanks! Glad you liked it. I like reading "Half-life of linoleum".