Ah, I have done this. I have disappeared for months–not because I don’t want to be all over this incredible community of writers, reading everything, because I do. Unfortunately, that part of my blogging life will not likely come back until after I have corneal surgery of some sort. It is difficult to read anything of substance on the days I am working. Hey, them’s the breaks. If I read your post, I want you to know I blew the typeface up really big and thought it was worth hitting “like” on it. Dammit, you’d better orgasm when I hit like, after all that effort,and a comment should leave you experiencing multiples ;)
LOL, I am reblogging this, and including the second half of my comment as my intro. I did well and truly love this!
Originally posted on Trent Lewin:
You start blogging to have a voice, to be heard and to listen to others. It’s an outlet that doesn’t involve you having to go through agents, publishers, or other constructs of the industry. It’s easy. You get a blog, you start writing, people listen. You are not a number. You are a voice. You are important. You are heard.
But you better be careful. You can amass followers to your blog, yes, but there are some sure-fire ways of losing followers too:
1. Don’t respond to comments people leave you. If someone writes you, ignore them. Don’t answer. Don’t dare answer. These people leaving comments are like parasites. Parasites with a lot of time on their hands, to do nothing but comment. They can’t possibly be interested in you. They’re just running about commenting on anything, and thus they are the true filth of the blogging world. It is…
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