I just hate it when I happen to stumble on a great blog, written by someone who seems totally cool, and they don't seem interested in interacting with readers.
I recently found a blog written by a girl of about my age. I loved her most recent post, so I invested some time reading older posts to get a sense of who this person was and what the blog was about. She reminded me very much of myself. Her blog was so upbeat and fun, and she had such interesting things to say! I wanted to read more from her!
What? No follow button? Hmm...
Then I ran across a post she had recently written about her hair. She dyed it red, something I've been dying to do for ages. It was the perfect shade of red. Not too bright, not at all tacky. It was exactly what I've been looking to do with my own hair! I just had to ask her about it!
What? Comments disabled? What the heck?
Okay, I guess she just wasn't interested in contact with her readers. To be honest, these things were enough to make me feel unwelcome on her blog. I felt as though I wasn't meant to be reading her posts, like I had accidentally barged into something she didn't mean to be sharing.
This clearly wasn't the case, though, as she had put out advertisements for her blog (which is how I found it in the first place). She also had sponsors and a page views tracker on display. This tells me that she welcomes readers, she just doesn't want to hear from them.
This got me thinking about different motives for blogging. I don't know what was driving this girl to blog, but I suddenly remembered what is driving me. The reason I blog is to contact others. It's my way of broadcasting who I am, in hopes that my blog attracts other like minded people.
I want readers here to feel welcome. I strongly encourage comments, questions, suggestions, links to other blogs I can check out. I sincerely hope that my blog never makes a single visitor feel unwelcome.