Thursday, September 11, 2008

Discourteous Bloggers

You share your inner most thoughts and feelings with the world. You come to expect the worst of it. People who come to social networking and blogging sites are expected to have strong opinions which is why they are here in the first place.

I have absolutely no problem with that. I've even gotten used to those ghosts. The ones that read your blog religiously but refuse to comment. That's going to happen. It is annoying but we all deal with it.

Then there are those discourteous bloggers. The ones who write what they have to say, sometimes even asking you for advice or help directly, and when you respond


Not a thank you, not an "I disagree with you." not even any form of acknowledgment that they received or read what you sent them.

When people take their time to comment here I take the time to reply or respond. You all know that. Its not hard, it doesn't take a lot of time and I don't deserve any commendation. That should be expected.

There is a difference between BLOGS and articles. You are not a published writer who earned the right to have the "too busy" excuse. Disable comments if you don't want them. If you are just keeping a diary, make it private and don't ask people to read it or to respond.

Its not nearly as bad here at BlogSpot as it was in MySpace but they still exist. We should eradicate them.

Whats worse is when you go all out to help thing thinking you are doing a good thing and then people seem almost upset that you tried to help them.


Iris said...

Too bad.
I have readers who I know read my blogs because they tell me, but 80% of my readers don't comment. Don't know why.
I know this blog wasn't about this, but I can relate in this matter.

Oh wait, I have another example of relation to your situation: On my YT mysp page, girls ask me about do's when I have given them detailed instructino, I get nothin in return. No Thank you, no "Ok got it" Nada.
I have decided to stop if it makes me upset not to get a response. I also told myself, if I can respond and not take it personal that they didn't acknowledge, THEN I am allowed to respond :)

HektikLyfe said...

Yeah, it sucks that they force you to turn into a mean person. You basically have to ignore people like they are doing. That sucks.

I think I might try confrontation.

Posting their names publicly, or perhaps commenting on their blogs, "Hey, I notice you ask for favors but don't acknowledge responses. You continue to post regular blogs so I don't think its because you're too busy. I will stop humoring you since you don't have the decency to at least respond to your own questions. Happy Master-blogging!"

Bloggerette said...

Hello, funny i came across this blog of yours because sadly to say i am guily of being a "ghost" when it comes to commenting but that's just because i'm still very young and feel kinda intimidated by the different opinions out there. so i have the tendency of blogging in my head i guess. but after reading this, it encouraged me to WRITE :) thanks. i just created this account today and have been hooked on your blogs.

HektikLyfe said...

>Bloggerette: I'm glad you decided to write. I don't know what it was that inspired this post. I think there was a specific user that had asked me for help and I went above and beyond what they were asking for. I think it was technical. They never responded to me and it irked me.