An audience is not a nation. You cannot enforce their viewership.
I noticed one of the options included among all the clickable thingys at the end of my WordPress post is ‘Reblog’.
Now, it is possible, in all my Internet/blogging/onine ignorance, that I have perhaps misunderstood the purpose of the Reblog button. But if part of its purpose is to reblog what I initially blogged, am I the desperate chick who calls up a guy who didn’t bother answering, only to ‘make sure’ he saw my missed call by following up with 16 more phone calls, 31 messages and a dozen BBMs?
We write blogs because we are creative, not because we are hungry for attention.
(I know, I just reread that too and even I’m laughing my tooshy off).
Okay, so we bloggers are human. We want to feel our blogs are worthy of attention, ergo we are worthy of attention. We do appreciate the positive strokes, and even in negative comments, the fact a few minutes of time was given to our blog is a few minutes more attention to the recognition of our self-expression.
Having said that, there’s a fine line between hoping for some traffic and reactions to your writings and blog-stalking people.
The former is Clarisse. The latter… kinda comes off as Hannibal Lechter.
So, once we blog, it is out there. What happens to it out there, well, that’s up to whatever Power you believe in or the laws of Internet Quantum Physics that you espouse. No matter how funny, interesting or amazing you know your writing is (and this, you must believe always because that confidence or lack of will come through in your writing), you got to let it be amazing on its own…
Share. Spread. Let it loose.
Press it once, but don’t pimp it.