And by uncomfortable I mean they make me laugh most of the time because they are so ridiculous:
It is quite obvious that a lot of bloggers treat the blogging world like junior high. They want to be the most read, or the cool kid, or feel like they fit in or that people really, REALLY like them. I don't get it. Most of us are grown adults. Yes, writing to get feedback and make a difference is awesome. But getting upset because someone doesn't read or like your blog is ridiculous.
I comment VERY rarely on blogs. I only comment if I have something to say, and even then since I have to do so from my iPhone I keep it very brief. I try to respond to all comments on my blog because I think that's important. I want to let people know that I hear them and I appreciate them taking the time to comment. I have had some people stop reading because I don't comment on their blog. Good riddance to bad rubbish.
If you don't like a blog it's really simple: don't fucking read it. Don't try and turn other people against it. That's like being the bully in school who tries to get everyone to hate a kid, and it is childish.
Everyone writes blogs for a different reason. A lot of folks are writers trying to perfect their craft. Some are just trying to make people laugh. Others want to help people out. Mine is kind of like a cathartic place to get things out, but if I can make someone laugh or help someone out in the process that is an amazing added bonus. We should respect all of the different reasons people write out their ideas and stories on the internet.
No one should feel obligated to read 100 blogs a day. We all have lives. I follow VERY few blogs and I check out a few others every so often, because I like what the people have to say. If I don't follow your blog it doesn't mean I don't like it. It just means I try to really keep my computer time to a minimum. A ton of them are blocked at work, and I really try and stay off of the computer at home. Overthinking why someone does or doesn't read your blog will just drive you crazy. So cut it out.
A huge thanks out there to all of the wonderful people I have met from this crazy internet world. I love you all to bits. And to everyone worrying who's reading or what people think, relax. This is supposed to be fun. If it's not fun, we shouldn't be doing it. There are millions of blogs out there. I have like 100 readers a day and I feel shocked and blessed to have that. The fact that anyone takes the time to read your little millimeter of the internet should be appreciated.
Happy picture of the day: my friend Jen bought this for me at Goodwill yesterday. I LOVE ridiculous things. A toaster on fire that says "Toast Flambe?" Hell yes I need that for my kitchen!