So here are my thoughts now. They do seem to mostly related to the commenting but I guess the clique or not clique part is addressed here as well – I hope.
I comment on people’s blogs when I like the post. When it has left me with a wow, or a cool or whatever. It’s elicited an emotional response. That said there are some that while they have elected an emotional response I’m just not in the right space to reply take this post of Madmother’s. I want to reply but at the moment he head isn’t in the game enough to be articulate. And I’m so not a (((HUGS))) person.
I have taken to not commenting on people’s blogs where they reply to some commenters but not the others. That makes me feel that they are only acknowledging the in crowd. I feel that I haven’t meet the grade to be replied to. Now it is probably more that the reply to the first few and then life gets in the way. But sometimes it’s seems as though I’m never going to make the grade or be acknowledged.
I also have chosen to not or rarely comment on people who never acknowledge your comments. I really, really appreciate those who reply to my comments. Either by email or in the comment thread. Yes, I am one of those bloggers who actually subscribe to the comment thread or just check back occasionally to see if there is a reply. I know I don;t manage it but a I try really hard to reply to my commenters. Either by email where possible, or in the comment thread of by thanking or acknowledging the commenters in my next post.
I do wonder how many conversations are actually taking place in the twitter verse or by email about things that have been blogged about. I wonder if maybe not being part of the twitter verse has helped or hindered my blog. But really it wasn't something I thought about unless I saw a blog with the twitter feed in the side bar. It’s the same with the Facebook pages for blogs.
Because I’m a private person (yes with a blog, how conflicted is that?) I don’t link my blog to my Facebook page. I generally don’t ‘like’ blogs on my Facebook page for the same reason. I I don;t visit Blogs Facebook pages either, maybe that is why I sometimes feel as thought I am out of the loop.
I haven’t chosen to use twitter due to the privacy issue, however
Nerd Boy Mr E. decided to set up a Whining Twitter Account for me this evening. So I will be out there being a Twit or Twitterer or whatever you call it. Breaking new ground for me. Please be gentle on me. I’m already afraid that I won’t be able to keep up. Also I’m afraid I’ll become like Mr E. having weird twitter conversations about bizarre things.
If you see me out there in the big wide Twitter-verse say hi. Please?