How do you weigh a blogging relationship or any relationship online? Isn’t it the same as a relationship in person?
As with anything in life we have to determine what is in it for ourselves. What do we get out of the relationship and is it worth having? Are we being used and all that is left in the morning is a hershey kiss and a thank you note…
The longer you blog the more you’ll consider blogging and the intricacies that make it so hard. You’ll see ranting about unfaithful following, fake subscribers, and lack of views. You’ll see these posts because people care and why shouldn’t they? Bloggers pour countless hours into their sites, posts, and the people they interact with. Blogging is a social media, it isn’t just a media of presentation. Because of that time is valuable and we want to know if who we are using our time on is worth it. We want to know if we are wasting our time.
I make this very simple for myself, but some might say “well Opinionated Man has that luxury.”
You see I don’t focus on the response back, but instead on my activities that generate response. I don’t click around my site for hours waiting for people to care… I make people care. I don’t reread old comments to glow, I go out and make new connections to stimulate new comments. That is how I blog by cutting the “relationship” out of it.
That isn’t for everyone.
You’ll have Helga who has to be best friends with every blogger she follows. And everyone better be best friends back or they’ll get a warning, an email, and a door knock.
You might even be a Gary who does Gary things, but that is the beauty of blogging. We get to do what we want!
So how do you weigh a blogging relationship? Is it based off one comment and the response, or lack thereof?
Do you base it off regular visits or nothing at all?