I like you. I really do.
You belong to the fast developing endangered species of altruistic humans that a lot of bloggers base their egos and self-worth on. In all your selfless grandeur, you lurk somewhere in the dark alleys of the blogosphere till the time some unsuspecting soul smudges the ‘New post’ page with something, anything, and hits the ‘Publish’ button in all his naiveté.
You zoom past everything else to make your presence felt right away with a simple (and much appreciated) click on the keyboard. What mould are you made out of? How can you be so big-hearted? Does this come naturally to you?
You are any blogger’s dream come true! We don’t have to lose sleep over having to turn the comments off to avoid any nasty conversations on controversial topics, writing painfully long venting-out posts or creating illegible slipshod poetry. Bothering ourselves about their acceptance or the affect they’ll have our readership isn’t even a concern anymore. How great is that! 😀
I haven’t had the heart to keep track of how many munificent souls like you have blessed my blog with their company, but it is truly an honour. Never mind the trivial fact that plugging my blog to such ghost ‘likers’ wasn’t why I started it in the first place. I had these silly notions called writing, creativity, letters, sharing, feedback, etc. What, I was living in denial, you say? May be.
Every one of us loves stats. I do too. I’d be lying if I say that crossing impressive milestones on my blog every time didn’t make me feel like doing the ‘Shake it Daddy’ routine. However, I would be genuinely flattered if someone actually liked what I wrote or shared and gave their two cents on it, if possible; even constructive criticism.
I have met and made a lot of virtual friends here, some of whom probably know me better than my real friends right now. We have a relationship that extends far deeper than the generic ‘liking’ and/or ‘commenting’ on each other’s blogs. I truly value my readers and would like to believe that the feeling of respect and admiration is mutual.
So, when you like ten posts on my blog in less than a minute, I’m not particularly inclined to take it as a compliment. Also, reciprocating just for the sake of it isn’t my scene. Whether you visit my blog just to post your link or try enticing me into it with some well-rehearsed prep talk, I’m quite boring and disobliging that way. I’ll come to your blog and stay if you’re good though, I promise.
There’s a good chance you won’t spare your precious time to read this post, like many others, but when a woman has to talk she just needs to. 🙂