RedTango

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Girl who makes toons
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Artist and business owner, contemplating love, life and why.

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JANUARY 22, 2010 10:28AM

How Come No One Comments On My Posts?

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    I've witnessed a fairly new phenomenon going on in blog world..and Facebook world, for that matter. People admitting they feel upset, frustrated and anxious if no one replies to their posts. Although I suppose this feeling has been around for a while, since blogs in general are at least ten years old..but it seems recently I am running across more people posting that the lack on feedback and interaction leaves them feeling empty and  ignored. Doesn't it remind you a bit of a high school popularity contest. SHE got most comments than I did!Waaahhhhhhh!!!!

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  It's so interesting how to reaffirms what social beasts we are, demanding to be acknowledged and heard. Our very first interactions with the world was as such..as babies crying for momma. Now it's a collective cry, millions of voices wanting to be heard and responded to. 

 

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  And when that doesn't happen in the number or the frequency hoped for, a new sort of sense of isolation happens. No matter how connected we are, no matter how many people we *know* are actually reading our words and know we are here..if we don't hear anything from them, we feel like we're in a sort of an emotional prision cel.  Doesn't anyone like what I wrote? I spent a whole hour toiling over that grand point! Where is everyone? Now I'm hurt and embarrassed...I shouldn't have said anything at all!

                                    Pouty Girl

 

    I wonder if we could coin a new term for this feeling. Someone will make one up, someone who works for Yahoo news will tell you you're not alone, that we all feel this sense of frustration and dissapointment when there isn't that exciting "10 New Comments!" alert. Therapists will take training courses in how to deal with it. Facebook haters will scoff and laugh at the incredible neediness of their online junkie counterparts.

 

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 Is there any hope then, in coping with the crushing silence? Maybe not, beyond having some realistic expectations about people's time and attention spans. One must also realize that there are more people out there than you think reading your stuff, but this won't always lead to visual applause. Most importantly, it is YOUR blog and this should be a creative and emotional outlet forYOU. And didja forget..it's supposed to be FUN?

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                     Do we even know how to have fun anymore?

 

 

 

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YAY!! A COMMENT! WOOHOOOO!!!! :D
I rate well over a 130 posts a week. I write well over 150 comments. I'm doing this one. What am I, chopped liver?

It would be nice if the lurkers would at least leave a word or two and click the ratings box on my posts, but I stopped expecting that from lurkers a long time ago.
Not sure if this is a fairly new phenomenon, but I agree that more people read than comment. (Then, I commented so you would know I read it.)

Cute pics.
Some people are special ( like me! ) and they get more comments

Tee hee hee! RATEDDDD
Now that I know you, I will comment on your blog. Wouldn't want you to get the old shotgun out and taste the metal!!
Yer darn tootin'! You have no idea what your approval means to my mental health!!!!
Funny and true.
See? you got a comment and a rating from me.
"I rate well over a 130 posts a week." - xenolit

Really? That is why the rate button is so meaningless.
I don't know, JK Brady. Is any comment really necessary?
Hi! I just found your blog. Ya know, a good way to get more readers is to add other bloggers to your favorites list.

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Very funny, and oh so accurate. Your Big Hair post is posted to my Facebook page right now! Thank you for a much needed laugh on a grim morning.
This is something that I've never actually taken the time to think about, but it's so true! It's like high school all over again... :) - Jen (Shakeology)
I rate well over a 130 posts a week. I write well over 150 comments. I'm doing this one. What am I, chopped liver?

It would be nice if the lurkers would at least leave a word or two and click the ratings box on my posts, but I stopped expecting that from lurkers a long time ago.
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I was just thinking the same, thanks for putting it into words! And it is true, blogging is not (just) about the comments, it is about the blog. Right?
Oh for Pete sake, comment please.....
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Recently, I didn’t give so much thought to writing comments on blog entries and have left comments even less. Checking out your informative page, will probably encourage me to do this more regularly.
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Rated for the Seinfeld-likeness of this post. Deeply moved.
The only two friends you have rarely comment on anyone's post.

"To get a friend, you must..."
God punished the son of a thousand bitches (Robertson) for his ignorance, educate and inform yourself Rpbertson what we suffered during the regime of that other bastard Augusto Pinochet....tail lights 
We all crave others and approval and comments....well...most of us anyway....
Truth is...we are relational animals.
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OS sheeple need to know someone is accepted by the MAIN CONGRESS before they will jump in and get their feet wet. A few brave or maverick souls will oftentimes take a bite on a new OSer but for the most part, until one of the OS Senators comment on your post...you will be ignored. Great tactic at getting your post read and commented on. Inadvertent venting thru someone else's post is a winner every time.
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I think I know this is absolutely what I was talking about on my entry about the Manhattan Declaration. The madness of this deluded nut. And to have Robertson give some religious backing to Pinochet is absolutely par for the course. nodyatul
It goes to show how petty people are. What is it Al Pacino said in The Devil's Advocate, "Vanity is my favorite sin". It's true in so many cases. I can only imagine the amount of depression cases facebook has caused. What does it matter if no one posts on your comment? Maybe they thought it was perfect just as it was, and doesn't need any extra content.
It goes to show how petty people are. What is it Al Pacino said in The Devil's Advocate, "Vanity is my favorite sin". It's true in so many cases. I can only imagine the amount of depression cases facebook has caused. What does it matter if no one posts on your comment? Maybe they thought it was perfect just as it was, and doesn't need any extra content.