Thursday, February 23, 2006

Did I miss a meeting?

OK. I've been thinking about this for a while... How is it that new blogs pop up with absolutely no content on them, one or two posts saying "OK, I'm here" and they get tons of comments from the well established blogizens.

Not that I begrudge them or anything. I mean I am not saying that my posts are just rife with golden nuggets of wisdom and entertainment, but I feel like I missed a meeting or something. Am I not on the right list, or did someone catch me wearing white after Labor Day or what?

Someone clue me in please!


Blogger B. Spinoza said...

can you give an example?

February 23, 2006 12:27 PM  
Blogger Shoshana said...

I don't really get it either, I think some people tell all their friends about their blogs, and also comment on everyone else's. But I just remind myself that the more people that read mine, the less I want to reveal...

February 23, 2006 12:57 PM  
Blogger Jewish Blogmeister said...

There was a special meeting I gave about 3 months ago..make sure your on time next excuses!

February 23, 2006 12:57 PM  
Blogger Ezzie said...

I'm really not sure. DovBear, for example, has a really established readership. Others are not so lucky.

Of course, frequenting other blogs certainly helps: Seeing your comments on other blogs makes me more interested in what you'll say... :)

February 23, 2006 1:35 PM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

I knew someone was going to ask for proof (damn philosophers!). I was just clicking on people's homepages from DB's comments a few months back(I think) and found a bunch of these. Can't find them now.

Shoshana, you have a point, although I think your blog is a lot more personal and introspective than mine (must be the XX chromosomes). I am not complaining, just more amazed about these blogs.

Blogmeister, please fax me the minutes :)

Ezzie - already on top of that one, my man! Thanks for the advice. PS, brekher is still killing me.

February 23, 2006 1:56 PM  
Blogger Irina Tsukerman said...

Until a few months ago, when I started actively promoting myself everywhere I could, I felt exactly the same way!

February 23, 2006 2:55 PM  
Blogger Ger Tzadik said...

I've got an example. charliehall's new blog got a lot of nice plugs from other blogs. (Including Ezzie if I remember right?) and he's got a fair number of comments about nothing in particular already. So you're not imagining it. :)

February 23, 2006 6:20 PM  
Blogger Ezzie said...

Charlie had earned my respect a while ago, and I'd been encouraging him to start one. He emailed me when it opened, and I assume the others he's been commenting on as well... so he got the links, and therefore the readers. :)

February 24, 2006 8:11 AM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

Guys, thanks. I wasn't begrudging anyone their comments, just wanted to make sure I didn't miss something.

February 24, 2006 12:01 PM  
Blogger ~ Sarah ~ said...

when i started my blog i told all my friends but then discovered one had a blog. which had links to more and comments from other blogs so i checked out the blogs of commenters and so on and so forth leaving my two cents worth of comments on other blogs as well! (like this :) and now i'm a blog-a-holic and make sure i check out heaps of blogs to see what's new every week!
shavua tov :)

February 25, 2006 5:07 AM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

Shavua Tov, Sarah!

Are there many Jews in Victoria, Australia?

February 25, 2006 8:48 PM  
Blogger turquoiseblue said...

the correct answer is...:

Usually those blogs are started by LONG-TIME commenters on other blogs... and were probably encouraged to try one themselves... so they sort of already have a following set to go "before opening shop".

But don't worry - numbers of comments although it makes one feel good - is by far not the measure of a "good or great" blog.

Yours is definitely the latter!

March 02, 2006 8:40 PM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

turquoiseblue, thanks for the kind words!

March 03, 2006 7:12 AM  

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