Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A Little Rant

(Photo courtesy of Flickr)
OK, I have a little something that has been bothering me that I NEED to address
Here it is:
I spend a lot of time and energy posting about different things but mostly posting about crafty projects that I have done. This rant does not apply to my faithful commenter's (and I love you all so much)...But this is to all of those bloggers who host bloggy linky parties.
A comment back to us who link up with you would be appreciated, after all we post a link back to your blog which drives other readers to your blog with the potential for you gaining more followers. Now I realize that linking up to your parties also drives readers to our blogs, and that is wonderful, so thank you. I also realize that you may get as many as 200 bloggers, or more, linking to your blog party and commenting back to each one could be very time consuming but please try to comment back whenever possible.

Now, for all of you who link back to our blogs from linky parties if you could just please leave some sort of comment it would be soooooo appreciated. Who doesn't like to get comments? It gets frustrating when you see that 40 or more people have checked out our posts and not ONE person leaves a comment. Even if you have a critique (and please be nice) we appreciate that too. Feedback is a good thing, it lets us know if what we present out into blogland is even worth our time doing it.
I would love to hear your comments on this subject.
(Ok, now I feel better)


Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Good girl :) I agree with you, especially being a newer blogger. I do understand that the larger ones are harder to reply back but I understand what you're saying. It's ALWAYS nice to get comments and girl, I love you and your site :) Glad you feel better. Hugs!!

randee said...

OMG, I just figured out how to leave a comment. But I have no idea what you are talking about, link this to link that. Obviously I'm new to the blogger world. but I would like to say that I found you thru someone else blog. I think that's a good thing.

Saimi said...

My deal is, if I follow someone I will ALWAYS leave a comment....but the love only goes so far, if they happen to follow me and never leave a comment, I will stop commenting on their blog, for the most part.

I feel it should go both ways. I'm about quality not quantity.

Glad you got that off your chest!

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

As my daughter would say: "word". (which I believe means "I agree".)

Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

AMEN SISTER! Girl, I SO AGREE! I just checked my Stats and have had more than 260 hits so far today, and I have 2 comments on todays post. IF I get more than 5 then it is a rock'n day.. I'm tell'n ya. I completely understand where your coming from. It is quite frustrating.. So much so that sometimes I just want to say forget it.. and shut down my blog. I wonder if it's worth my time. I do it because I enjoy it, but seriously.. we ALL love feedback. I have to be honest. I do not comment on the big blogs anymore. The ones that have over 500 followers and a gazillion "love it's" on every post. I try to visit around each day to the "little people". (like me) I like the smaller blogs so much better, and I try to let them know that I read and appreciate their posts. Sure would be nice to get that in return. Keep doing what your doing Connie, you know I'll be dropping by. I just wish I LIVED close by.. LOL! Tell Maria I said Hey!

Randy Hall said...

I know what you mean. I like getting comments too. And I have linked up to different blogs and I know you have posted about my blog and I haven't gained a single follower! I have been at 13 pretty much since I started mine. Now I just figure its for friends and family only because those are the only people who care about mine. Oh well. Its a good way to let friends/family know the silly things we are up to.

Momza said...

My comments are down as well, and I don't have half of your followers.
One reason I think, is because readership is down in the summer.
That's a fact.
I also took off my Follower Widget because it made me uncomfortable to see that x-amount of people are following, but only 1/10th are leaving comments....
I rarely do link-ups, so I'm not expecting traffic from something like that...
just keep doing what you love, Connie. If you're not enjoying it, then it's okay to take a break.
I bet come Fall, you'll see things pick up a bit.

Jessica said...

I agree with Momza.....things will probably pick up in the Fall and Winter because those seasons are filled with so many crafy-filled holidays. People will be out and about looking for new ideas. I don't always comment on others blogs but I do LOVE the blogs I follow. Keep up the good work because I believe your readers do enjoy seeing what you come up with! =)

arkie said...

Yes, I know it is very bad manners to stop by and not, at least, say "Hello". I'm afraid I have done this at times. I do love your blog though!

Janiece said...

I am so glad that you feel better....heheheee
I am like you though in know way have the followers you do) I like the little hello I was here comments.