This poser has popped into my dollar-machine driven cranium on more than a few occasions now. Let me tell you why. While it’s got to be pretty awesome-sauce to hit rock star status in blogoland, could it also sometimes be one big fat PITA???
Owwww! Really, you little brat?!?
Bear with me a second. The reason I ask is this – and PLEASE, feel free to chime in here with your own thoughts on the subject. I probably have maybe 15-20 blogs I visit just about daily. Some writers post something every day while others only once a week. Sometimes I’ll skip it for a day if the subject doesn’t really catch my attention while other days I wish he/she had just kept it coming. What’s prompted my query is purely personal in nature. I LOVE when readers take the time to leave a comment on what they’ve read whether it be good, bad, or indifferent. Actually, I’ve been pretty darn lucky and don’t think anyone has ever written anything rude. So….thanks for that!
As many bloggerers have done, (I think), we started this literary trip to either hold ourselves accountable (food and/or fitness-wise), or in my case, to (temporarily at least), relieve some of the tornadic activity constantly flying around in my skull. Every so often I need a break just long enough to tie my running shoes, ya know?
So here’s my question: does there come a time when your blog fandom gets TOO big? Are you able keep up when you hit Bon Jovi status? Do you even try to at that point? My take from the little shallow end of the pool is this: some of my absolute fave blogs typically have anywhere between 30-50 comments by the time I get to them after receiving an email that a new post has been published 30-50! Say what??!! TOTAL WOWZA. BUT…how do you respond to each and every one of those commenters (?) Do you? When I see that many previous comments, sadly, I don’t even bother. Really now, who’s going to pay attention to what little ole Black Dog has to say?
Now I have one blog that I occasionally visit which consistently has over 100 comments posted. Over 100. Holy cow manure Bessie! But seeing that many comments keeps me from bothering to add to the list. And seeing the author has only responded to maybe five or six, really keeps me from, well, basically wasting my time. And that is kind of sad if you think about it.
I’m so sad.
So I’m going to throw this out into the blogosphere and see what inevitably hits me in the back of the head. Do you think they’re such a thing as a blog that’s “too big”? Do you prefer interacting with bloggers who respond to you every time you comment on a post, or do you just say what you have to say and move on? Who are some your favorite bloggers? Are they very responsive or do you find yourself not commenting due to the amount of those who already have?
I could go on and on about this subject, but I will spare you the additional brainus vomitus, but I really am interested in hearing your thoughts on the subject. And I promise to answer every one of you. Unless you’re mean. Then I’ll just go to my room, slam the door, and cry. To my dog.
Yeah, that’d be me. Please don’t be mean.
Enjoy the ride.
Okay my friends, let’s hear it. Do you think a blog can get too big?