It’s sad but true, many bloggers may not be reading your posts. They scan your words, may (or may not) find something to comment on, and then click off.
If you read the comments to yesterday’s post, Vered mentioned she had read (possibly on Skellie’s blog) that some bloggers are scanning our posts.
It’s true. The posts you’re working so earnestly on may be not be getting entirely read.
I’ll admit, I’m guilty of this. Not on the blogs that I follow and comment on, but on other blogs I read.
If the post is long, or the blog author has become redundant. I start seeing “blah, blah, blah”. I read the first sentence of each paragraph and decide if I want to read the rest. Sometimes I don’t. Sometimes I skip to the end of the post to get “the answer”.
On those blogs, I normally don’t comment.
It’s really no different than reading the ending of a book before reading the whole book.
And, let’s face it, some posts can be predictable.
I knew this was happening, and asked myself if it bothers me. It used to. But now I realize how little time bloggers actually have to spend visiting other sites, and understand why it happens.
Although I would prefer to have all of my words read, I’m just happy my loyal visitors are showing up.
Do you read every word of every post?
Does it bother you to know some of your visitors aren’t reading all you have written?
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