Penguin Bloggers: I imagine each penguin in the photo being an author of one of my favorite blogs
When you blog, you make yourself vulnerable—almost begging for validation. That validation can come through comments from readers, page views, and ideally a combination of both.
I really enjoy commenting on blogs that I like. It feels satisfying to provide the validation that someone has implicitly asked for by writing a blog post.
Lately I've noticed that some of my comments are kind of on the long side. Validation, great, but am I being rude, taking up a whole couch in my host's living room?
I think what I'm supposed to do is make shorter comments and then take the leftover ideas I have and write a post on my own blog. That post would include a linked reference to the blog that inspired my post.
How come nobody ever taught me that in blogging school? Do I have to learn everything on my own? Is there a guide to blogging etiquette anywhere?
I don't think that I've made myself unwelcome at any of the blogs that I've been commenting on lately. I think more to the point is that I have a lot to say and I've been frustrated by my inability to write and post pics on my own blog.
But hey, it's a new year, no better time to start than now. And it's been three days since I've eaten any junk food. It's going to be a great year!
Making my point: "I've got something to say!"
[Images in this post are by me, from my trip to the Galapagos in late June of this year. See more Galapagos pics.]