Does social networking ever make you feel unpopular? Do you notice who has more Facebook friends than you do? Who gets more comments on their blog?
I have to say that occasionally my facebook account and this little blog make me feel a bit....unloved. My mother and I have had several conversations about how the simple lack of comments on a latest Facebook status can make one feel like a loser. It can be like telling a joke to a room full of people, which is then followed by utter silence. Oops.
My mom has provided many examples of times when she has posted something somewhat significant on her Facebook page only to get nothing... not even from her beloved daughters. Guilty. A day later she will take notice of a friend with a status update regarding a hang-nail which garners 52 comments from all of that individuals best buddies. It's a bit...disheartening.
I have experienced this very feeling on my blog. Readers I adore you, but I wonder, why so silent? I find it interesting that some bloggers can post a poorly written essay about polishing their shoes and receive 100 enthusiastic comments, whereas I rarely get more than a small handful of responses even when I am at my wittiest. And man can I get witty. Ahem.... (no comments necessary here.)
One of the bloggers I regularly follow, The Mommyhood Memos, recently wrote a piece on how to generate more blog comments . She suggested turning off the word verification requirement for commentors. Well I have now done so. Will it help?
Time will tell.
The floor is yours commentors...write away.