The hosts on the main A to Z page posted some questions for today's reflection on the Challenge.
You know, I don't mind word verification. It doesn't stop me from commenting. Then again, I don't post unless I have something to say -- I'm not the "Me Too!" kind.
I turned mine off before April, but I can't say it's made much
difference in the comment rate. I just don't get a lot of comments.
What pearls of wisdom do you want to share with the Co-Hosts of this event?
"Keep it short" is not the kind of advice that is going to keep me reading A to Z posts. Personally, I want blogs that I can sink my teeth into. That may well be just me, though. And I may have big teeth.
OTOH, I may have gone overboard with my own posts. Then again, that may be part of my personal brand: pretentious writer flailing in the deep end.
And here's another thing: I know that on the main A to Z board there was a wish expressed for all participants to break 100 followers... being on Blogger, for me that means the Google Friends Connect list in my sidebar.
Does everyone realize that Google has "discontinued" Friends Connect? I was never 100% clear on how to use it, and then at one point it began giving me trouble so I actually cleaned my whole Connect list out -- I read everybody's blogs through Google Reader now. Which, I suspect, does not show up on the Friends Connect following count.
I'm not even sure if my reading through Reader will register as a hit on your page, for that matter. Which makes me wonder how many ghosts in the machine there really are. TBH, I have no idea how many real people are reading my blog and how many of the hits Blogger records are just spiders or bots or whatever's crawling the web these days.
April was a challenge for me. I've been blogging for a bit more than a year now and the habit is fairly well ingrained in me, but the level of obsession that April brought was new. I'm not entirely sure it was a good thing. I'm not going to commit to doing this again next year, yet -- I'll have to see how things lie come January 2013.
Meanwhile, if you're a new follower pick a Comfy Chair, pour yourself a beverage and let's have a write-in. :)