Y is for You, yes YOU

What makes me follow…

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I’ve been doing this for a while now and I am often conflicted with how best to use my time as I want to read as many people as possible on here but the truth of the matter is that simply is not possible.  This is not intended as an excuse, but rather an acknowledgement and from that stems the question – how will I decide who to follow and read.

Turns out, for me, it’s about the author and not necessarily the work.   Connections with authors seems to matter as much to me as their work, and if that person allows you into their world in a way that is more than just the words for that day then I find myself wanting to return to find out more about them.  The most compelling blogs I have followed are also quite often those where the author takes time to build the relationship with their reader.  They post and reply to comments in a meaningful way, they show an interest in your opinion and they seem genuinely interested in engaging rather than simply throwing a work out there and waiting for the likes.

Now that’s not always the case, and obviously an interest in the work of the person helps and if that interest extends to enjoyment all the better.  I enjoy the odd bit of poetry, and have re-blogged some and will be re-blogging more of my favourites in coming weeks.  Recently though I stumbled upon this chap who I not only enjoyed immensely but also followed because his poetry was so damned good.  The rhyming and metre and flow was just some so ridiculously enjoyable I felt compelled to.

Anyway, not sure where that came from because I was going to write about Yoga and people who do yoga and yoga pants but that will have to wait for another day.

 

Author: Michael

Husband, dad,programmer, comic collector and proud Yorkshireman. I have no idea why im here or why im writing but i rather enjoy it. no great fan of punctuation;

12 thoughts on “Y is for You, yes YOU”

  1. I’m with you on your thinking Michael. Some people are in the habit of trolling to secure more followers … but are they genuine or is it just a frenzy of people clicking away on their mouse with reckless abandon and not reading between the lines.

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  2. Thank mg 🙂 I don’t know a great deal about yoga and I have to get it confused with karate and I know there is apparently a lot of farting involved.in not in karate.

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  3. It does not make sense to me either … I’ve finished up a post, published it and in less than a second have seen the “bell” light up and someone liked that post. Obviously, they didn’t read it, but were in “Reader” and clicked “like” … might as well do nothing. I was in a blogging group on Patch.com (used to owned by AOL and people across the USA post their personal blogs there for the community to read) – we shared out posts in that group,and my own blogging partners would “like” something when barely “hot off the press”. I write for the enjoyment of writing and that’s what we all should be doing. Nice comments and follow back is just the icing on the cake.

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  4. Add agree with you on that I think you know the people that read and those that just like but at the end of the day I think the pleasure should come from writing and engaging with people

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