As some of you (those that actually read this, which is about 1 or 2) would know is that I’m the last person to talk about blogging and the proper etiquette around.
Although my inactivity is not the issue being addressed, it is the plain indecency of the readers on WordPress.
I must admit I wish I could spend more time reading all the wonderful blogs out there (although I do follow one blog quite religiously), but there are readers out there who claim to read your posts who are only reading that weird intro bit before you have to click read more.
Caution! I am going to rant on a lot…
I’ve written a post about two days ago, which is my previous post, where I have written about how happy I was to finally be able to write again after a hellish month. I have even written a tiny story, which sucked out all my emotional energy.
I did not expect to get many readers. Face it, who does read my blog? Like seriously? That’s all good and well, but then something very strange started happening. I started getting likes, but no reads were being registered.
My first thought was that Internet ghosts were stealing my views like chocolates, but then I realized, people are liking my post and not reading it. I also found that that the only reason they are liking it is because it has something to do with writing and that I had a small story in it.
Why the hell would people like something they did not read? I’ll tell you why: They want you to read their blog! Well, tell me, why the hell must I read your blog if you don’t have the decency to read mine properly?! I don’t support the whole like-for-a-like or follow-for-a-follow business. It feels like dirty business.
If you really want me to read your blog, then at least make some sort of effort to read my blog, because liking without reading will make me want to NEVER read your blog. Another great method is to comment; that way will almost ensure a read from me.
With this post I would like to say that I am really going to start reading other blogs to see if I can find something interesting. Just to make sure I keep my promise I will feature a blog here some time during the week. Probably Friday…
Enjoy your week. Sorry for the rant. I promise to write more and more often!
Post is probably not going to make sense, but oh well, who reads this anyway?