When you’re a 3rd rate blogger like myself (example 1, example 2) with few followers, you hope to get any comments at all after a post. When I see the comments section of the several bloggers I follow, I wonder why I try at all. Getting 60-80 comments per blog is not unusual at all for most of them. Maybe it has something to do with their having hundreds of followers, I don’t know. But I think I might have one thing going that they don’t. I have one blog post that keeps on giving. Over a year and a half ago I posted a blog about a wealthy philanthropist (I’m gonna be rich…I’m gonna be rich). To this day I continue to get comments about it. Of course, it helps that it’s about an altruistic soul who is as relevant now as she was then.
If you are interested in helping the less fortunate and at the same time improving your own financial standing, I encourage you to read this previous blog. In it you will hear about Barrister Paul Wesley, who selflessly helps to facilitate the aid to underprivileged children. I googled him recently to find a picture, however, due to his obsession for remaining anonymous to avoid any undue credit, I could only find this sketch that someone did. I know he looks like he’s from an era long past, but I assure you he’s alive, since there is a record of him voting in the 2008 U.S. election.
I’m very envious that your Blog has achieved any kind of rating at all, and as to comments. Your’e miles ahead of me, and deservedly so I might add. I am now going to read that post, and leave a comment so you know I have
If I could only get my readers to comment 10 times apiece on each blog, my blog would be famous, ha ha! Have fun at the other post.
Welcome to the third rate blogger club, it can be discouraging. I’ve been blogging for almost two years and have 40 subscribers, there are days where I ask myself, “why bother?” Never was freshly pressed, never had anything go viral. Still I find myself plodding along. Keep at it Al, I enjoy reading your posts. 🙂
Thanks, Jodi. If I’m honest with myself, I don’t worry about the numbers, just having fun. Your followers are devoted because you do a great service to dog lovers. What matters is the type of audience you’re reaching.Keep up the good work!!
3rd-rate blogger my eye!
I’m sure the fine barrister will be voting in tomorrow’s election as well. Perhaps multiple times.
I won’t say who cares about the numbers. If nobody’s reading, it’s depressing. But know that you’re the tops in my book any ‘ol time, Al!
One compliment from someone like you is worth a hundred readers Actually, I wonder why you are not FP’d just about every time you post.
Speaking of tomorrow’s election, I’ve been getting robo calls all day long…have you? The last one was from Elvis. Said he was going to vote for Obama.
No, we ditched our land-line just a few weeks ago, so now we’re traveling under the radar. Thank you, JEsus! I am praying for a good outcome tomorrow, which is defined as all my candidates getting elected.
Don’t worry Al. Quantity over quality never wins an election. Dianne
Thanks. That gives me great hopes for tomorrow night.
I don’t get 80 or 90 comments per pst but I get a lot of traffic. Don’t go off the numbers. I also get comments off of very old posts. Who knows why.
Thanks tr. Now if you’ll just comment 59 more times I’d appreciate it.
Al, that wasn’t Helen, that was that guy named Peggy…
They’re hard to keep track of Patti. I think I’ll just post all my financial account numbers on the internet to avoid the confusion.
I wonder if she’s any relation to the woman I just sent all my personal info to so she could wipe out world hunger? So nice that you and I are doing so much for humanity. Maybe it will bring us more readers?
You are a wonderful person, Susan. Wow, all of a sudden I’m very hungry………
my blog is like yours …quality not quantity…..just imagine having to reply to all those posts everyday..no, mine can take its chances and stay as it is…I sh
I’m with you. It much easy to manage that way. Why do I feel like you were about to say something else?
I’m sorry, but I already have the Third Rate Bloggers position all locked up, so you will have to move up to Second Rate or First Rate. You do not have the option of moving into Fourth Rate or lower as all those positions are take by, well, bloggers who have less followers and less commenters than I do.
That pretty much covers the quantity issue, I think. As for quality, I’d give you a First Rating. Of course, I’d give myself a First Rating too, so I don’t know how reliable I am at judging.
Au contraire, Madame Margie. I for one think you have a natural flair for writing. And, as opposed to my unforgivable penchant for just going for the cheap laughs, yours are actually very interesting. I will move up to 1st rate only if you will come with me for moral support.
You are very kind. Let us move together.
Do we have to pack anything? Please tell me it isn’t winter where we are going.
I’m famous for saying “I’m sorry” but something tells me I don’t want to be sorry in this case, so I’ll go read this post you did before I entered the blogosphere.
And, for the record, I object to your characterization of yourself as a third-rate blogger. It’s not about numbers, it’s about quality. And you are tops in my book! 🙂
Thanks for the kind words. Maybe I was hard on myself. From now on I’ll speak of myself as 2nd rate!
I read it and I’m not sorry.
You’re the number one fan of the man from Tennessee (ok, Elmira then).