I’ve noticed that there are several different strategies that WordPress Users will use to gain a readership. Of course, everyone wants their stuff to be read. Few of us are content talking to an empty page. And even those that have such lonesome blogs (my heart goes out to you), they still hope that someone will come along sooner or later. Some might even feel that number of “likes” or number of followers is some kind of proof of success. I feel like that is only true in theory. If your followers are not reading your posts or making comments, what does it amount to? Its like winning a beauty pageant, only to have everyone leave before they announce the winner.
I’ve found the best way to develop true readers, a readership, is to take an interest in the blogs of others. To all my readership, whether you visit frequently or not , I thank you. If you comment, I love you. You know who you are. I’m commenting on your blogs and reading your books. I know I’m slow but I am dedicated! This post is for you (to get a laugh or nod out of), but not aimed at you.
Some WordPress Users use strategies that are… well… less than honest. Those that are trying to win that superficial beauty pageant. Unfortunately, WordPress seems flooded with shallow users employing these tactics. So, I’ve thought, “Wow, that poem was really well-liked”. Later, I look at my stats, and they say <b>no one</b> visited that page. Hmm… Odd. I’ve got 5 “likes” on it… Oh, well.
Well, today, I upload 2 more chapters (yeah, you are falling behind, but that’s okay, you’re dedicated too right!). Well, much to my surprise, a few people “liked” them. A few even dug in, returned to my first chapter and “liked” it. I felt a warm and fuzzy feeling inside, other than the comments were rather… unbecoming. So, I hit up some of those fellow bloggers that had paid me a visit out of the kindness of their heart. Well, to make a long story short, I had a suspicion a few didn’t even read the first chapter. They would tell me all about their latest book and such, but when asked of mine… well, they didn’t have much (anything) to say. Indeed, contact had ceased. What we have here is a failure to communicate.
Well, I made up my own riddle today. I even felt it was a pretty easy one to get. A quick and witty poetic read. It started getting likes, but I noticed no one, even after 5 likes, no one bothered to guess at the riddle. Who the hell reads a riddle and doesn’t attempt it? Does that mean if I made a blog post with a piece of chicken as the picture and asked, “What is this?” at the end, no one would tell me (except you guys), but it would have arbitrary “likes”?
What is sad about these posers, is they will “like” this post, and not even know that I’m badmouthing them. But, this is wherein the joke lies! Anyone reading this who makes a comment, you are an honorable person. Even if you just say, “Here”. To those who liked it without making a comment, I think, at best you are deceitful and I honestly don’t appreciate faulty “likes” anyway. But namely, you are selfish, shallow, and stupid. I’m not going to waste my time on your blog, unless I post on there that I think you are selfish and stupid. Other strategies might include liking all of your content, but never bothering to read any of it. Don’t worry, vengeance is stewing in my mind, the worst is yet to come.
Thank you wonderful ladies and gentlemen! If you truly agree with this post, reblog it!