May I have your attention please?
This post is addressed to my followers and to all bloggers as well and I will be as brief as possible.
To whom you are blogging and why you’re hitting the publish button?
Why I’m asking this question? Because I believe that logically you are blogging for others to read not for you to store your information.
Therefore, you should respect your readers, your followers and the people that are wasting their time to read your thoughts.
Wasting their time? You might ask!
Well yes, can you imagine what a hectic day looks like? Full time job, additional volunteering work, workout, hangout, cooking, sleeping….whatever we have to do during day and night and despite, we make a room to read your posts and your thoughts and your experiences…But some bloggers act as if they are movie stars or more, Gods!
Well when you totally ignore people comments or you just like a comment that I spent 15 minutes to write, I feel like, oh really? Okay thank you! I’m sorry for digging so deep and trying to be a compassionate and respectful human!
Moreover, when you totally ignore the comments and here I wonder why you’re blogging? To collect information? To collect likes? Followers? They all can be bought I guess except of the real reading and real interaction, these are so few! So when you find them, you should appreciate them and respect the readers.
My time is so valuable; the time I’m spending to read your posts and interact is taken from my time to write a good post you see?
Besides, your thoughts are not more important than mine, so wake up, you’re not the president, you’re not God…You’re just a person that have things to express, and all your thoughts are appreciated, just respect people that give you their time, we’re not your minions dear, we’re people that appreciate the different thoughts, the diversity, all kind of feelings and point of views! I believe it should be mutual as well no?
I’m not claiming to be a blogging expert, there are many rules for blogging but I wanted to focus on this one point that I consider a logical matter and related to a simple principle “mutual respect”.
Especially when your blog is about asking questions but you’re not ready to respect the answers and others thoughts…Are you some king making a speech? I guess you’re not so chill a bit and show some respect. If you got thousands of followers and some hundreds of likes on your posts, doesn’t mean you need to be arrogant or superior, your progress is great, all what you achieved is respected but again your followers are not your minions.
You need to check your dashboard, click WP admin at My Site then check the comments section to see if the comments are going to spam, you will find there many spam comments with links and ads, but many are not! So make some effort and do some real blogging.
At the end of this post, WordPress will certainly recommend another post related to this one “Why Blogging if it’s not for interacting” so you can read it also, I don’t want to repeat myself.
After this post, you should discover why people suddenly disappear from your blog, or even unfollow and retreat.
Thank you for reading, if you ever did!
Huguette Antoun – February 28th 2019