Sunday, 23 October 2011

Help!



Since I wrote about the difficulties with blogging I have grown in confidence. I have had some great responses via Twitter and Facebook and I'm steadily gaining followers, though it's early days. People tell me 'I hit the spot' or that I 'give great advice'. I get praised for my 'humour' or 'level headed approach'. Some of you dear friends even comment on the blog itself but alas most of you don't. This little missive is to ask you to change that or at least tell me what stops you? 

Now perhaps I'm impatient? I've not been at it long so I'm really the new kid on the block? Perhaps you need encouragement? The point I'm making is I don't know? One woman, who I think I was in awe of and  whose blog I follow, told me she, 'never comments on other people's blogs' and that 'blogger doesn't like her'. I was quite frankly surprised and saddened by that because I'd thought her a kindred spirit and I do try to support/follow other people/bloggers.

One of my twitter mates said he 'thought it was too fiddly'? I don't quite understand that because I'm no whizz and I can do it. But, is it perhaps part of the instant gratification syndrome where we don't want to grapple with stuff? I really don't know!

The last thing I want to do is guilt you out but I want my blog to be a forum where we can debate and exchange ideas and I really would like your HELP!

11 comments:

  1. I know this is meant to be serious but I’m laughing because I’ve been there (still there). My friend who introduced me to blogging would comment on my posts and I’d be thrilled even knowing it was to make me feel good. My advice to you is to dump your other blogging friend and be in awe of me. I love commenting on wonderful blogs, thus this comment. Keep up the great work and if “awe” is too much, just be my twitter pal. I’ll be back! PS. This may be the best blog title I've ever seen.

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  2. It is hit and miss if I can leave a reply - probably because I am doing it from my iPad - but always read your blogs and alway look forward to the next one coming. Keep up the good work and the blogs coming

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  3. Thanks Susie I shall be following you on twitter and will certainly follow your blog - you are my kinda woman :) Sheila I know I can rely on you and you know I'll reciprocate :) x

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  4. Well I keep trying, 2nd attempt this time x
    P

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  5. thanks P do you know why people fail to comment? Do you have the same problem? :) x

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  6. Not sure, have had quite a few comments, but mine's on Wordpress. However I've tried to comment on other WP sites and sometimes it takes & sometimes it doesn't. Gets very annoying.
    Now I know if I go anon I can on yours - I will. Got fed up with typing a reply and it not taking before x
    P

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  7. I read lots of blogs and find that I only comment if I've something to say about them. Often they are simply interesting and make me think (the ones I like, anyway) but I don't always have something to say...

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  8. I think Sara hit the nail on the head.

    Athena x

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  9. thanks for the replies and thank you Lel you're a star!

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  10. Hello Barbra, happy to comment on you rblog but everyone expects a quick response time now. It just took me 3 minutes to get on. Yikes! Kept asking me to wait. maybe you're having some work done? Anyway this system looks easier once in so hopefully you'll have  masses of comments from now on!

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  11. Well I know some people have had difficulties in signing in to leave a comment on your blog, Babs. I have installed a brand new commenting system on here for you this morning - which I hope will make things easier :)
    So, c'mon folks there's no excuse now!! :)

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