Friday, 16 January 2009
Why do you blog?
My husband has been into cyber relationships for alot longer than I have but hasn't embraced the whole blogging concept. Each to his own & ,rather than evangelising, I actually enjoy us each having our own domains. Not really sure what he gets up to on the net to be honest...don't care either (we have a very trusting relationship) but think it's mainly music chat-rooms, as is his interest. Haven't done the forum/chat-room thing myself so can't comment but somehow he has managed to form a few cyber relationships, one in particular that has developed into skyping/ msn/e mails/sms's...blah,blah, blah. I'm almost jealous (particularly as said friend is female...) but it is all above board & nothing more than it appears. In fact, she is a great girl & regularly sends me Yorkshire Tea so where's the bad in that?!
Which brings me to my corresponding parallel...You're all my blogbuds as you know & I love being part of the Internet Community but what I want to open up for discussion is this...what to do if a "Blog you follow" doesn't reciprocate. There are certain blogs (rather, SEVERAL blogs) that I just adore but a few (fortunately only a few...) that I read religiously - in fact, I can't wait to see what pops up in my Google Reader as often as I can get online - BUT that, while their posts are inspiring - aren't embracing the interactive part. It's tough having a one-way conversation KWIM? I need to update my Blog Roll & am thinking (time obviously being a consideration) should I be spending time reading blogs (& leaving comments) when there is no relationship developing & no give& take?
I suppose we all have our different reasons for blogging & we all get different things out of it but, to me, there seems to exist an unwritten "code of conduct" with regard to the Law of Reciprocation in Blogland. Maybe I'm making too much of it & should "just chill", maybe these "wicked" thoughts are only coming into my head in light of my personal circumstances at the moment (where hubby & I are in the line of fire with his family-as outlined in a previous post) or maybe what I'm daring to say is something I'm not the first to have considered. What do YOU think?