Friday, May 23, 2014
Why I Love Wordpress Bloggers
A Blog Blitz Thank You!
Firstly I want to thank D.L. Hammons for the Blog Blitz surprise this week. And thanks to all of you who left your comments--especially to all who left more than just Blitz greetings. The Blitz came on an ideal day since the main thrust of my post on that day was to promote the survey being conducted by M.J. Joachim on her blog M.J. Joachim's Writing Tips. She's gotten a wonderful response so far thanks to the Blitz. If any of you have not yet answered this very short five question survey, I encourage you to head on over and check it out in order to help us to make some improvements in the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. You can find the survey here.
I Thought You Said...
Even before the early arrival Blitzers started showing up Tuesday night, my Monday post Why Should I Bother Commenting on Wordpress Blogs? had passed the 60 comment mark. The topic certainly pushed some buttons. And when visitors started arriving for the Blog Blitz, some of them even weighed in on the topic. And the comments about that post have been continuing to come it.
Now I'm saying I love Wordpress bloggers! Well, what's up with that? First I say one thing and then I say another. What am I really saying?
To begin with, I was tossing out a general aspersion on the Wordpress community of bloggers to get the Blogger bloggers to chime in with their own complaints and just check to see if any Wordpress bloggers were actually paying attention to what I was saying in my posts.
Well guess what. The Blogger bloggers had plenty to say. After all some of my finger pointing did have some validity. But then again I was making a blanket statement that did not necessarily cover all Wordpress bloggers. The ones in our community came through to let us know my challenge had been heard and accepted. My Wordpress post as of Thursday afternoon had received nearly 100 comments, 26 being from Wordpress bloggers. If you remove my replies and a couple of other extraneous comments, the Wordpress bloggers made up nearly 1/3 of my comments on that post. Let's hear a round of cheers for those fine bloggers!
I make blanket statements on this blog sometimes because I find it stirs the pot better. There are still a number of Wordpress bloggers who fit the description of arrogant, pompous, and self-centered, but there are also Blogger bloggers who are the same way. My call is for all bloggers to be sure to show the love to the bloggers who leave comments. I'll do that right now for all of you who left Blitz comments. I'm going to try to make it to visit everybody, but if I don't then let it be known that I thanked you here and I love you all. Even bloggers on Wordpress.
If you were offended by my Monday Wordpress post, why were you offended? Do you think it's bad to make blanket statements? Why do you think that blog comments increase when the blog post is about blogging?