Ok, this might be my pettiest entry yet.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
There are many great bloggers out there.
People who give of themselves, who care about their followers
and who take the time to cultivate friendships over the net.
I'm not pretending to be the kind of blogger who answers every comment,
but although I might not always comment, I ALWAYS visit every link back/
commenter's site. If a commenter has written anything on their own blog
that I can relate to in the last 3 or 4 posts - I comment.
I think this is just common blogger decency.
Sometimes you can't find anything on someone's blog to relate to.
Sometimes life gets in the way, I know. And sometimes the sheer number
of readers and/or popularity forces the blog into celebrity land.
Some bloggers have 2000 followers and 100 comments to any given post.
In these cases I would never expect to get neither a reply nor a comment back.
But this is not the norm. The norm is a blogger with around 100-200 followers
who gets 10 comments - tops - on any given post. And this is where I get picky.
If I have commented on someone's site more than 6-8 times,
and only ever gotten a 'reply' to one of my comments,
but never actually gotten any comment or visit to my own blog
- then I will stop visiting them, or at least certainly stop commenting on their posts.
And with many bloggers just borrowing images on-line
and re-blogging them under some random "theme"
or making a habit out of re-blogging articles someone else has written
- how are they entitled to recieving all these comments
without ever caring to comment back?
Alright, I'm done ranting.