bloggers making comments
I have a small request of those bloggers dropping by here, sometimes making comments. Yes, this seems to be that sort of meme of the week, what with TJ and Kestrel making related posts. Mine’s a bit different, though, and aimed at those of you who have your own WoW (and maybe other) blogs.
If it’s more than a brief remark, write a post in your blog and link it to my post.
Now, if you’re concerned that turning off pingbacks means I won’t see the message (I will – pingbacks on my side are working), feel free to drop a “I wrote a response to this on my blog at http://Myblog.randomblogpackage.url ” line in the comments. I will go read it.
So, why am I doing this? Several reasons, some greedy, some altruistic.
First, it lets me know of more blogs out there — and I like finding something interesting on a blog, even if it’s the “same old thing rephrased.”
Second, it lets OTHER READERS of my site know of your blog – free advertising for your site. (Which is why pingbacks get blocked. Since I moderate your first post, odds are I’ll catch most such spam.)
Third, it advertises MY site in yet another place – the reciprocal of the second reason. Just switch the first and second person pronouns and consider them in place here.
Fourth, it encourages you to WRITE. An awful lot of blogs get started and then die from lack of posting. By making all your more thoughtful — well, your more than “me too” — comments on YOUR page, you get in the habit of putting something there regularly. Which gives me more things to read and enjoy. (Not to mention inspiration for yet another post…)
So post and link as well as comment. It’s good for all of us, fragile ego’d players that we are…