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  • May 9, 2016

A To Z Reflections

The cat is always too far ahead with something else to say to do any reflecting on the a to z. So I figured I could do it here.

I found it basically to be the same as any other year. A few new followers and commenters who actually read and comment. We’ll see how long they blog for, but they seem to be ones that are around. Besides that, learning more about followers, and it makes the cat’s month easier post wise, not sure what else to say positive wise.

There seemed to be a lot of spam ones on the list there for a while. A lot of quitters half way through, if that, as well. Then of course there were those who think they are holier than thou and never return a comment. I’d say if you visit 100 new blogs, maybe 15% of them comment back, if that. And there are lots who come around and copy and paste the same comment everywhere, pfffft to them. Like I can’t tell. Riiight.

Finding actual quality bloggers like those I interact with now is few and far between with the a to z as few seem to get blogging is a social thing. Not just a throw something up and hope people will magically read it with no effort on your part thing. Then of course there were a few with crap comment systems, big long drawn out posts every single post and font that is hard on the head. Those are always out there though as they never learn.

Also the A to Z lite I think is a good idea for many, but does that really count as a challenge? I’m not sure it fits the definition of the word as it is not very hard. Even if you have a lot to say, 5-10 posts is a lot easier than 26. So I do think it is a good idea to maybe take the stress off some, but I can’t say I buy it in any way as a challenge.

Did you do the a to z? Notice anything that I didn’t along the way? Think the a to z lite is challenging?

Enjoy life, forget the strife.



2016-05-09 14:19:31 Reply

Never done the A to Z and have long admired those who do, but I don’t do many/any memes any more because I just don’t have the online time, sadly. Back when I first started blogging, it seemed more people visited as well as commented. Now you’re about the only commenter I get anymore. I think a lot of former bloggers have turned to Instagram and Twitter because it takes less time and effort and they get more “likes”.

    Pat Hatt

    2016-05-09 15:44:25 Reply

    All about the likes indeed. Have to have a feeling of “look at me”

Alex J. Cavanaugh

2016-05-09 19:05:40 Reply

I found a lot didn’t return comments this year. There were even those stating that they wouldn’t. What’s the point?

    Pat Hatt

    2016-05-09 20:17:19 Reply

    Yeah, the only point to that is the “me me me” angle

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