GOING THROUGH OLD FILES I found the following that I wrote as my response to something that must have happened, but I don’t know exactly what the catalyst was for this. Nor do I know why I didn’t publish this at the time.
Perhaps I thought sharing the following was too personal? Or too snarky? Or too dull?
I suspect that the issue that prompted this thinking was the
infernaleternal blogging conundrum best summarized in a question: what do you do about people who are happy to take your comments, but will not give any, or very few, back to you?
What I wrote back then holds true for me today, so I’ll toss it out here and let you, my gentle readers, make of it what you will.
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Here’s my take on the issue: while in the early days of blogging quid pro quo reciprocity was the way everyone did things, I no longer abide by that standard.
I do, however, hang onto the idea that I have bloggy friends, not merely followers or fans.
Today I follow a variety of bloggy friends who interest me, and short of them turning out to be blatant narcissists or psychopaths, I leave comments willy-nilly around the blogosphere.
I like when I receive attention back but it’s not a make or break thing with me. I figure how I treat other people is my good karma, and how they treat me back is their good, or bad, karma. ❤️🌻☮️
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AND ON THAT NOTE I’LL end this post by sharing with you one of the underlying premises of this blog. It’s a premise based on the idea that everyone likes to be noticed, understood, and appreciated.
This is something I believe and you might believe it, too. It is a premise that I keep in mind every time I write a post or comment anywhere.
Maya Angelou said it best when she said: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Is this not true? Please comment below.