I am not one for controversies and try to steer clear of them as much as I can, both in real life and on the internet (especially on the internet). If I stir up controversy, believe me, it is unintentional, cos I know people sometimes misunderstand me.
However, I decided to quickly insert this post, which has been in my draft for about five months, as a sequel to some people's post, I noticed something on blogger, which I felt led to talk about and I am very sure many people will agree with me. Mine is a slightly different perspective, so I am not just hammering what they said. Please, read and comment on the following points stated.
I wonder why some bloggers won’t comment on people’s blogs, yet the opening comment on their posts is how they appreciate more comments on their blog. If you don’t comment on any other bloggers’ post, then I think you should be happy when you get a maximum of three comments on your post, though you have 107 followers. People want to be appreciated too.
Why is it that the only reason why some people followed others blogs is just so others can follow them back. Once they follow back, that is the last you hear of them. What makes it worse is that some of these people actually don’t post interesting stuffs on their blog, but one might consider it rude to unfollow because they are on one’s followership.
Why don’t some bloggers have the google follower gadget anymore? Does it have anything to do with google plus. Of course, this is not a blogtitude problem, I think it’s more out of ignorance. I have been sure to point it out to new bloggers who had this issue.
When you do any of the first two points above, and you are not Bella Naija or Linda Ikeji (who actually don’t have to follow you for you to follow them back), other bloggers might excuse you for a while, but after a while, they begin to notice your bad blogtitude and it actually puts them off (believe me, it does, even if they don’t say it). And then interest in your blog posts drops and you wonder what is happening.
If one wants more comments, then one should comment on other people’s blogs. One want more interest in one’s blog, then one should show interests in other people’s blogs. Unless one is really dishing out hot gists that people can’t resist to comment on, or one is satisfied with having a followership of 167, with an average of 1.5 comments, then we gotta work on changing that blogtitude.