Monday, November 14, 2011

on following

I have a lot of followers, and I have never heard from the greater majority of them.  I do have a generous amount of blog followers who actually follow me, and let me know by commenting, and I'm really thankful for those of you who do that.  You know who you are.
I wonder about these quiet "followers", though.  Are they just following so their picture shows up on my blog, in the hopes that others will click on it?  I know some followers are actually people who have something to sell... so I think that's their motive.
Today I actually got a comment from a new follower.  That was a nice for a change.
The numbers lie, I think.  Ain't that many people following me!  But the numbers look good.  Oooh, I'm popular.  Yea, right.

And then there are those people whose blogs you comment on repeatedly and they never respond back in kind.  Do you get that?  I mean a little hello once in a while wouldn't hurt.

So thankful for those of you who DO say hello.

(a camper's shrine.,circa 1986, taken with a Canon AE2 film camera, Kodak Color Film)


  1. Yes, I follow and comment at times. I am bad about not replying when someone leaves me a comment, but I'm trying to improve on that. I agree what you say in this post. I think some read but never comment. I am guilty of that myself. Some blogs take a long time to upload and I think that affects commenting numbers. Love your posts and love your sky photos. Thanks for visiting me now and then too.

  2. Hi,
    I follow the blogs that I like to read. They appear in my reading list and I can find them easily when they update. I do not always comment when I read a post, probably because I am trying to catch up on a lot of reading. I do not have many followers at all - I've only had my blog a few months, but it is really lovely when someone comments on something I wrote. I think some people are silent readers simply because they want to be. When someone posts a comment on my blog, I reply in my own comment space because to me, they are starting a dialogue, and I hope they will return to continue the conversation some time. Every now and then I visit their blogs because I am interested in what they are writing about.
    This was an interesting post.
    Wordsmith x

  3. Hello from Australia! I read your blog and especially love the photos, though I'm not a great commenter (don't have much to say? that can't be it!). I'm new at this and am still getting used to navigating my way around cyberspace. All the best..

  4. Well I am still here Barbara. I don't comment as often as I should, but I do read. And I enjoy your photos. In fact this one is amazing. And I don't know what that kind of camera is, but given it is from 1986, I am guessing that it isn't like today's fancy shmancy ones. Proof that talent is more important than equipment, I think!

  5. Helloooo! I know it's not often but I often don't have a whole lot to say being the introvert that I am :) But I do breeze by your blog here and there.
    Many Blessings to you,

  6. oh jeez barbara, i hope i'm not one of your friends and followers who doesn't come by often enough. i know i'm sporadic. but i will tell you i am always glad to hear from you and always glad to visit.

    i don't know the majority of my followers either. i find it perplexing :^)


  7. All of you are good blogging friends, and would never be put in the 'no comments' category by me! I appreciate your visits and comments so much.

  8. WoW! what a lovely pictures.. really love your blog.

  9. I love this one, very beautiful


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