If you’re not a blogger you can ignore this scathing indictment. Oh yeah, its scathing. But if you are a blogger allow me to bend your ear for a moment. You can bend it back when I’m done.
OK. I thought I was gonna be able to keep on truckin’ without saying anything but I’m gonna hafta get it off my chest. Yes, I’ve always looked askance at ‘netiquette’. **If there was a ‘whiny voice’ font I’d be using it here** —>Don’t all caps at me! Your subject line wasn’t descriptive enough! Blah, blah! blah!
Hey! If you’re that sensitive you don’t need to be out here on these interwebs. You need go hang out with that chick from ‘Mean Girls’ who was all “I wish that I could bake a cake made out of rainbows and smiles and we’d all eat it and be happy” and the two of you need to work on getting tickets to the Oprah show… Well seeing as that ship has sailed I guess Dr. Phil will hafta suffice. **Shrug** What are ya gonna do?
Antyway back to my rant. While I think netiquette is just a tad much, I do think that fellow bloggers should recognize the plight of our ilk and act accordingly. We’re all in the same boat. We’re all writers who pour out bits of our soul in the blogoverse and then pretend to be blasé about whether we have an audience or not. No not all of us are trying to achieve the blog world domination status that this sista has managed. But we do want to know that on occasion a person takes a look at our word craft and says “Hey! I like the cut of his/her jib (or nib if you will)! I like it enough to “like” them!”
I get it. It takes time and energy to get a blog noticed and it doesn’t happen over night. But here’s the thing that I’m getting at. If I exerted the energy to like something you authored, it seems only right you should return the favor. You’ve already noticed me! I’m right there liking your stuff. Take a gander at mine! I’m sure there’s something there that you can like! What? Do you have strict quality control for your likes? What are you the Anna Wintour of “likes”? What are you on a “likes” budget? Don’t even get me started on not reciprocating subscription requests.
Ok. I realize I probably origami-d your ear. Sorry bout dat.
But about my rant, everybody’s thinking it. I just said it 😀