Friday, July 1, 2016

Is This a Clickable Blog Title?

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The World Wide Web is freaking HUGE, isn't it?
It's overwhelmingly full of information and opinions and pictures and clip art and messages and online communities and advertisers and statistics and journals and news and sources for more news and people who want your money and games and time pass and time sink and debates and educational things and annoying things and...stuff.

 And then there are the blogs.

Every time you click onto a blog, you are opening yourself up to another person's thoughts, to their philosophies, to their biases, to areas of interest and of non interest, to their overt efforts, to their hidden efforts, to their deeply held opinions, to their unspoken desires, to their LIFE. It can be a bit overwhelming, really. I enjoy reading through the blogs when I have the time. I love following them from one to another to another and finding myself completely different from where I started. It's a reader's delight.

And a reader's nightmare! 
What to read? For how long? What will you give your time and attention to on a blog? How many "clicks" before you leave a blog? What is this writer trying to say? What are they trying not to say?  
Why should I read this? Are they entertaining? Educating? Supportive? Lame?  Full of shit? Full of wisdom? Does it make me laugh? Is the blog easy to navigate? Is it pretty? Does it make you feel empowered? Does it lose you? I have read dozens of posts on some blogs and no more than a few words on other blogs. Some blogs are wonderful places. 

Did you know that some bloggers really watch their statistics and strive for viral posts? There is now a science to blogging and the prize is to have the popular vote, many subscribers, and cash in pocket. Someone has created formulas for the perfect blog post. Others create click bait to get people on to their blogs. But none of that interests me much.

My favorite blogs are written by people that I think I would like to know in real life. I love it, really love it, when I hit on a blog that seems to speak to me somehow. I love it when something just "clicks" and I feel as though this person and I would enjoy a tea time together and, somehow, that doesn't seem freaky or stalker-ish at all. It seems bloggish, in a good way.

And now you are here reading this blog. Why? How did you get here? What are you looking for?  What interests you about blogs? Just curious. 

It's IRL me, only not.

 I'm glad you are here...really! Welcome!

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you. I blog just because. I don't follow my stats or strive for viral. I'm not an atheist but we are secular homeschoolers. I love to see how others live, how others homeschool, the experiences of their everyday life... that's why I enjoy your blog :)


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