Saturday, 22 November 2008

What I really think about YOUR blog...

Ha! Thought that title may grab your attention...
Well, I have been bloghopping for 5 hours now...gotta stop! Gotta go to bed... At least I've visited (most of) my friends...

BUT...before I do get to bed (yes, I DO know that I'm an insomniac!) I just wanted to give you an overview of my findings...

For me, it seems that the blogs I keep returning to are those with some CHARACTER, a bit of HEART...a place where you feel that there is more than just a commercial goal...

I hate to say NEVER but it would be a SAD day if I had to advertise on my blog...Seriously, it is COLOUR CO-ORDINATED...Very important people!

While I may not be a veteran on these things, I am an enthusiast & I must say that PROFILES are important. The less you put, the less you care...harsh but true...not that I'm saying you need to waffle on & on, but some of you don't even have a profile...About Me...nothing...nothing to say about yourself?...While we really want to get to know you, you're not making it easy...

I know it may be none of my business, but if your blog is public, I can only assume that you're happy for everyone to share it, the more the merrier, right? Sometimes I wonder what people's aims are...I suppose for some it's nothing more than an interactive web page, that keeps people informed of their latest scrapping victories, honourable, yes, but also lifeless...

Which brings me to e-mialing...I have only had e mail for 6 weeks...yes, you read that correctly...L.O.N.G. story & totally irrelevant here...& I was SOOOO excited to be able to communicate with all my friends, all welcoming me to Cyberspace & telling me how hooked I'd be getting...Hooked on what I ask you? Clicking FORWARD...?give me blogging anyday! I am SICK and TIRED of receiving forwarded e mails that have gone to all & sundry (gee, I feel special!) & never ANOTHER word. Now, don't get me wrong, some dear friends do click forward occassionally, as do I, and it's fun, I enjoy it...good for a laugh! But others ONLY click forward. Nothing else...nothing...not a word...how is that communicating??!! Am I meant to feel "thought about" 'cos truthfully, I just feel insulted. Sorry, but I have just had enough of it. Blogging wins hands down! I love the interactive element & the personal communication aspect. Just brilliant.

The final straw came about a week ago when I sent on (yes, I clicked "forward"!) a quiz that Jacqui had sent me...I had to backspace over her answers, fill in my own, then send my completed quiz back to her (so she could learn more about me) & onto 5 other friends. Well, I got 1 reply. Okay, laugh, I would if it wasn't me...but I was bleak, really bleak...& I have only got bleaker as the week has progressed...so bleak in fact, that I have deleted them from my address book, should I ever be tempted to contact them again...I figure if they value our friendship they will send me something again (no doubt...by just clicking forward!) then they'll be back in the address book (mine saves automatically...) Silly-maybe, immature-definitely, upset? You bet...

6 comments:

topkatnz said...

OMG Helen!!! i'm having a huge giggle here ... go you!!! I hope I don't fall into any of the above categories!! good on you for putting your frustrations into words ...

Desire Fourie said...

Hi Helen. What an uplifting post ... and so much that I agree with. Why have a blog which is in a way is a diary of yourself and don't say anything about yourself in your profile, its your opportunity to introduce yourself to the world. Then, I am in total agreement with you re the forwarding emails without a personal message addressed to me (get loads of these daily)... me for one usually just delete them ... so sorry if I have offended someone. Just love reading your posts ... so keep chipping at the old block. Hugs from Desire

jax said...

I agree, if you are going to have a blog then do it properly and open up. I think your idea about a week in review etc sounds great and as you are a good "documenter" I'm sure it will be easy for you and it will also be most comprehensive and interesting. Do we see a possible journal in the making??? Please tell more about the Austen Powers party! See ya, J

whirligigdaisy said...

Amen to the forwarded emails. I want a personal message, not "you are doomed if you don't pass this on." However, I must say I haven't updated my profile. Oops.

Cathy said...

hehehe... my sentiments too... re the forwarding... I hope I never get deleted out of your email book as I simply DO NOT send stuff on... I read and then delete. A word on those quizz things... once you've done one (or two) you get a bit sick of them... so only certain people ever answer them.

Cathy said...

ps... I also meant to say "Congrats on your win over at Donna Downey"... now I'm jealous!