Gooooood morning everybody!
Well, at least for me it’s still morning, 9:44 A.M., but I have obviously no idea at what time you gonna read this … or if you read it at all. Hm, in that case I’m shouting into an empty room right now, don’t I?
And that brings us to the topic of this blogpost, the *Like button. And what I’ll say now may sound kinda hypocritical, but look at the 4 peeps which obviously liked one of my posts. None of them is an SL resident, not as far as I know, but they did what bloggers and blogreaders usually do when they honour other blogs with their presence. I guess in blogging terms this doesn’t mean any of them did particularly like that post but these are just confirmations. “Hey, I was here, I’ve seen your shit.” All these people aren’t even blogging in my specific fields of interest, SL and Linux, but are a polyglot travel blogger, a very clever movie critic, a shrewd lawyer and a yummy cooking blogger (very tasty recipes btw). And they are the most eager peeps to confirm that they’ve read, or at least clicked at, most my posts.
Guess what I do whenever I visit their bloggies. Mhm, yep, I leave a Like. Sometimes a stupid comment but mostly just a klick on the Like symbol. Couldn’t be easier, lazier or more convenient. I do that with every blog I happen to stumble upon btw. One could argue it’s bs social gaming but for me it’s just common courtesy. Of course I leave my Likes on Inara Pey’s and Strawberry Singh’s blogs as well, eventhough they both kinda hate me. And that’s okay, Orca’s an acquired taste and not everybody is able to enjoy or stomach my selfmade English posts in their true meaning. No reason not to take note and acknowledge their blogging handiwork in return.
Yes, I know as good as you that I once stated I don’t give a hoot about you reading my shit, and mostly that’s true. I’m indeed one of those weirdos who would keep on blogging to an empty world if I was the last living person/thing on Earth. I do this for my own amusement as well as to make a kinda personal diary … for future reference or sumfink. But still it would be kinda nice to know who is reading my nonsense. Are there more SL readers or are y’all GNU/Linux aficionados? Or none? The few readers I might still have only come here because I’m a has-been in the SL sailing community? Or is there some sort of real interest?
Yaya, I know what you’re thinking: A quick look into the blog statistics should give me all the info I need but … ugh, you know … it’s complex and takes time and effort.
Doesn’t matter much, as I will just keep going on blogging as I always did. But – now comes Orca the hypocrit – it would be so much more enjoyable if I knew some of you did indeed read my posts all the way down so you could leave a sign of your presence.
I hate to admit it, but I would appreciate that.
*blushes rapidly, makes herself invisible and weasels out of the room in a hasty manner …
Somewhere a door slams shut!