What do bloggers want?

My question to all is this: What do you want to see when you go on your blog? A lot of “likes”? A ton of “comments”? Maybe you don’t care as long as you see your “# of followers” number increasing.

This morning I was reading on a blog, and I forget whose it was (I’m sorry, I have tried looking back to find it, but can’t), that simply pressing “like” on someone’s blog is not the “best” way to participate in the blogging experience. I thought I would comment on this and ask others to offer their input.

As often as I can, I go through the blogs on my reader and at first look for the blogs I follow closely or interact with on a regular basis. I look for challenges and prompts and have just begun starting a page in Word, where I list all of the prompts, with the creator and the pingback URL. I list them all then go back and see which I can combine into one post. When I first started writing I would write a different post for each challenge. Now after reading so many blogs, and Sadje, yours comes to mind first!, I realize part of the challenge is combining all of the separate challenges and prompts.

Back to “liking” a post…I agree with the original blog that simply “liking” a post is not necessarily genuine or helpful. I do disagree in the sense that sometimes I read a blog, and although I don’t have an opinion either way, I press “like” to let the blogger know I have read their writing. I don’t know if this is the right thing to do or not. I do admit there are some things that I read that I do not agree with or do not particularly like and I do NOT press like. It isn’t just a reading reflex.

I suppose I want to make blogging an experience and not just a thing to do. I enjoy reading others’ work, learning new things, seeing new places, etc. and I want to make sure I am reaping all of the benefits there are to blogging.

4 Comments

  1. I think the prompters individually work hard to produce a prompt for their readers. I admire that. To that end I’d rather respond to their prompt using their image or idea separately. I agree its a huge challenge to combine a number of them and an impossible challenge to do all of them that way, but its (I think) watering down the prompts. You can’t give them your complete attention all at once. It’s also confusing to me and duplicates and triplicates + The same piece of writing is shared over and over.
    Rant finished ๐Ÿ˜Š
    I appreciate your question today. My response may be controversial at this point.
    But see! You got an honest response from me. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘
    ๐Ÿ’œ

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    1. I appreciate the response. Before seeing the prompts combined I used to write a separate one for each. I guess it depends on the day. Some days they seem to work together. I agree that I appreciate the hosts of the challenges. It really helps expand my ideas. You do bring up a good point that I did wonder about and that is sharing the writing to the hosts…Do you share with each one the same piece or hope your ping back works? I guess another reason I was wondering is because it seems that some people limit the number of posts each day, where as I tend to write until my brain shuts down. I think I reach a lot of readers that way, as they all don’t have the same interests. But, again, thank you Jen for your input!

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      1. You’re welcome. Maybe using several prompts in one post is a fad or something. The possibility of one BIG BROTHER being the source and keeper of the answers just bothers me somehow.
        Anyways……….๐Ÿ˜‚ I have a great imagination. But I go on instinct ๐Ÿ™‚

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