Selfish Opinion Week [SOW]

Poast yours now! Hurry, before the special coupon expires! ๐Ÿ˜€

It’s interesting how many of us in this corner of Blogville have given opinions in the past few days about the nature of blogging itself, either how they’ll need to cut back a bit because of time constraints (me and a few others) and/or a general statement regarding what they like or dislike about reading blogs. I must apologize in being remiss for not stating some prefs. You know I haz them. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

On a side note, this makes me think about how many millions of blogs there are with loosely connected communities, united by various themes, and how they periodically must engage in these discussions also. If there’s life on other planets, maybe they have blogs too… something to ponder. Are they wondering about us, me in particular? I bet they might be…

Anyway, during these meta convos, it’s apparent to me how many bloggers not only don’t use the phone app (which must be available for laptops too), but also are reading poasts via email. I would literally die if all your poasts and notifications poured into my email, even a dedicated email. How could I possibly deal with that deluge? The very idea makes me dizzy.

Before I used the phone app, I read poasts via the WP reader and that was a million times better than emailed poasts (which I never got because eww). But now I’m app-only because of the “save” feature and the ease of reading/writing. I’ve set up a search list for my dozen or so favorite prompters since sometimes there are app gaps. I really recommend that bloggers at least try these newfangled ideas instead of deleting blogs from their followed list for “posting too much.” ๐Ÿ™„

Naturally, that’s only a rec, and everyone is free to ignore it. Now, onto some other preferences that peeps will ignore. Why the hell not? It’s Selfish Opinion Week and I am getting in on the action, so to speak. Er write. Not targeting anyone in particular, just people who do the things. ๐Ÿ˜‚

1. Teaser blogs. You know who you are. You allow only a first line or snippet of your poast to appear in the reader, so we have to click through. Annoying as f*ck. Not only that, but there are a few who even after that require further clickage to another site to read the rest of the article. What site even? Welp, we won’t know until we get there. Omg HATE! It might be another blog or a Buzzfeed article or… whatever. No, I am not opposed to bloggers making money from their writing via ads, but do it in a way that doesn’t inconvenience ME. Cuz when I am reading your poast, at that point it is all about me, not you. (PS, I don’t click through. Will not. Unless it’s about kitties. Maybe. ๐Ÿฑ)

2. Photo mania. I like a couple pics in a poast. I usually put one, maybe two. I no longer do the photo prompts and I’m not talking about those ~ I’m talking about a regular essay, such as this one, but with PHOTOS randomly shoveled in throughout. Whyyy? They make the poast take forever to load and sometimes the app simply crashes. Only a few of you do this, so it’s not an enormous problem, but still. It’s SOW, and I’ve got a double coupon right here. Two for the price of one, neener!

That’s all. As you were.

30 responses to “Selfish Opinion Week [SOW]

  1. Iโ€™m so glad I donโ€™t blog. (yeah, I know, you are, too)

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  2. I do the “read more” thing to avoid cluttering up my “front page”. It’s a pain to have to scroll, scroll, scroll to see the next post if’n you aren’t reading your way down to it. YMMV. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Ah. I can understand that. I allow my full poast to appear in the reader because Alan Hope said right upfront that he was too lazy to read it otterwise. I figured he spoke for many. Not that I hear from him since FB, oh well.


  3. Respect for your opinion! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  4. Woa now I get scared… Just joking… I have stopped all notifications of blogs and don’t get emails either. I just follow too many blogs. There are a couple I read on a regular basis but I go to my WP reader list of blogs I follow and go to them directly. Otherwise I am quite happy with whatever a blog offers me. Unless it needs days to load. That totally puts me off…

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  5. Hilarious. I’m guilty of a few of those things.

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  6. I never use email for my posts. I turned off email notifications for posts I follow and for comments on my posts. I strictly use the Appโ€™s Reader on my iPhone to read posts by those I follow and to see comments, likes, and links to my posts. As to what shows up in your Reader, I donโ€™t know. If itโ€™s a teaser snippet or my first line, well thatโ€™s not under my control. WP does what it does.

    Anyway, so much for my true confessions.

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  7. You went from SOW to SOM pretty quick. Why not try catching up to moi and go for SOY. Naturally, by then I’ll probably already be up to SOD. Or maybe I long ago exceeded even that. Hard to tell from my POV. But it is something I try to work on. Mostly for selfish reasons probably. But I jest. I’m a philanthropist at heart. On a tight budget.

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    • Thatโ€™s the problem with reading poasts from email. I proof them again after they publish and often make tweaks.

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      • But I *love* getting your poasts via email. Because then I get a notification of Paula wit. And I don’t half to be logged in to WP to be entertained on-the-fly, at your whim. Although that might be because I wasn’t using the WP app until recently which seems to notify me too. Double mint gum. Two mints in one. Tho that app seems to have a few annoying glitches itself, keeping in line with the rest of the lovely internets. For instance, dropping my likes. They seem to disappear when I like posts from there. So I sometimes feel compelled to relike posts later if and when I discover that.


      • Also, the app reply button doesn’t always seem to thread comments correctly. See my below LOL comment. Assuming this one ends up *above* the other, natch. And below the previous. Cluster fiddle city.


  8. Is that what happened?


    Too funny.

    Full circle.

    Only someone as goofy as me would notice the unknown-to-me glitch and then bother to proceed to build on it

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  9. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘


  10. Guilty…but thanks for reading my blog anyhow, I do appreciate it!

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  11. Paula, your blog is absolutely superlative!!

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  12. Oh, the teaser thing. I didn’t realise it was so irritating. Will fix.
    “Newfangled ideas” – yes, must move with the times. I-phone??

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