I know I have missed a ton of comments this past year. I still go back and look for them, but I’ll never find them all. I never ignore a comment, joke, bash, or word towards my way on purpose. It may appear like I do when comments are right next to each other, but I don’t work my blog from the website view. And I blog half the time by my phone. So my scroll view is different and I miss comments sometimes as I push new posts.
That is all to say that again I am sorry if I ever missed your comment here. I appreciate them all and I’ve done what I can to provide a blogging network people can find. Even if I stopped blogging today that would still exist on WordPress and much of my network met through connects on HR. That makes me happy to know that.
One of the biggest questions and I think the largest challenge for a blogger that mass networks is “how to avoid annoying people” while self promoting. Authors for instance will write a book and wonder how much they should promote from their blog. They don’t want to turn off Aunt Garretty or Uncle Gary because that would make Thanksgiving awkward. Who likes awkward?
I tell people (cough) Linda (cough) that the line between annoying people and not on social media doesn’t exist. You either are or aren’t. I hate all of your cat photos (ok I don’t, I love cats and needed an example and Gary doesn’t pass for a cat in this scenario) and wish you wouldn’t post them all over the place. Or someone might not like your food blogs or say someone that posts their drinks and random eye shots of themselves all around Colorado but I wouldn’t know anyone like that because I would never blog that way because it is unprofessional and 2017 is the year of the professional blog with no run on sentences…
Anyways, the line is what makes someone block your site and emails. I mean that’s the bottom line right? Unless you want a restraining order that kind of stops your blog from communicating with theirs. So you can promote yourself, but the moment you overwhelm them they… well what do most of you do to my posts?
I view it like this. People are going to like you or they won’t. And are we seriously going to expend energy over this, over blogs? Nah. I’m tired just thinking about it.
That’s why I post away and I’ve created “my feed” in the WordPress reader. People can read it or block it. But wouldn’t you rather just gather the ones around you that care? Those are the ones that stayed subscribed or keep you on their reader. Your job at that point is like any other blogger… entice the reader.
What the hell was this post about, let me scroll up. Oh right, sorry again…
I’ll be back and forth as I work on projects and my real job. You know the day job that pays the bills…
I’ll catch up on comments. Happy blogging WP!