Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I admit that I have been becoming quite disenchanted with the blogosphere these days. Blame it on the crappy weather we're having or the climate or some other "girly" phenomena and I will refute you! Honestly, I'm not going through any of the aforementioned conditions, rather, I have realized that quite a number of people just drop by your blogs, leave a message on the cbox or shoutbox (or whatever it is the current blogger is using), saying that your blog is great and then they request for link exchanges. Acccckkk!! Please! It's not that I don't approve of what they're doing but showing some love on the blog would mean that you have read at least one post and comment on the said post.
Seriously, people just tend to drop EC credits (or some other platform with the same concept) just to gain traffic to their sites. Again, I do not disapprove of this practice but it would be better to leave constructive or non constructive, as the case may be, comments to a post which, I believe, will guarantee you a visit back to your site. I do that to all those who comment on my posts and it does have a good turnback rate.
In any case, commenting on a post shows that you are indeed interrested in what that blogger has to say. As of this morning, I have removed all cboxes and shoutboxes on all my blogs because I noticed that no one even read the note that I placed above the cbox. Figures.
I am an avid commenter, although I have slowed down these past few weeks because I was busy but I do read AND comment on blogs that are on my RSS reader. I only use the reader to check if my subscribed blogs have new posts and then I hop on over and read their posts and comment accordingly.
Now my blogs are starting anew and I hope more people would comment to show their interest, perhaps not on my blog, but maybe on others.
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