AS I have been cruising the WordPress sites, I’m dismayed to find everything quickly becoming like Facebook. Everyone seems to be “liking” posts, and quickly “following,” not taking time to comment and I’m wondering if any of these posts are truly being read or anything past what is shown on the summary “read” page. They just want you to hurry and go to their site.
Here’s a promise to my readers. At this site, you will never find:
- someone who is an aspiring writer (or photo journalist). Nope, don’t care about publishing a book one day. And I won’t be shamelessly plugging you to buy something on amazon. Although, everyone’s grammar could improve, particularly mine, I don’t care about writer workshops. I don’t need grammar or writing lessons because those classes were already taken in college. If I’m still performing poorly, then…it doesn’t matter – because I’m not writing a novel! However, I do agree on the following: when I’m reading your posts, please capitalize the letter I, when referring to yourself. Lower cased “i’s” is very irritating. AND DON’T WRITE IN ALL CAPS. I don’t need you shouting at me early in the morning or at the end of my day. It’s not nice. And do you know how many blogs are dedicated to photography? My photos will be pertaining to my post subject and only 1 or two tops.
- Someone who is an aspiring merchant– trying to sell you goods and asking you to visit my etsy page, or Craigslist. Yes, your items are probably cute, but if I’m in the market to purchase something, I’ll look you up. I don’t need reminding every second. And No, I don’t want to be your Facebook friend. You haven’t even gotten to know me yet, we’re not commenting on one another blogs regularly and developing a friendship. Why would I want you to see all my posts and pictures of my family? So that I can be bombarded with your posts to buy your goods/book/diet product. If you have a good product, people will buy it and the word will get out…
- Someone who is driven to grow their followers, or number of times someone has clicked on my blog for the purpose of being paid for marketing or advertising. The likelihood of you gaining 1,000,000 followers to show Disneyland and get freebies is very unlikely. (Yes, I already know some super power mom blogs that began at the very beginning of this blogging phenom that have this deal with Disneyland.) but there are thousands of blogs like this and maybe 2 or 3 have this deal – my promise to you- If I click the “like” button on your post/comment this is crazy I know… it’s because I actually like your post. Most of the time, I will probably provide a genuine comment along with my like because I can relate somehow, someway to your topic. Or maybe your post made me “feel” something. Whether I laughed or cried or felt pissed off for you.
- constant melancholy or angry posts- no one wants to read that all the time- so when I do post something like that, it’s because I need to vent at that point, and hopefully, I’ve developed a rapport with my readers that they know not every post will be that way. So they don’t mind being supportive.
This list could go on and on… but those are the general topics. I’m trying to keep my “word count” down because GOD forbid, no one wants to read 1,000 words. If you are a published writer, then you have the skills for such writing and probably worth the read. But, let’s face it, most of those bloggers posting 1,000 words is about 700 words too long. (or 627 as it is in this case.) 🙂