Thursday, November 03, 2005

If You Can't Beat 'Em...Share 'Em

Blogroll Me!

And so, I've had to change my philosphy. After blogging for nearly a year and being told "If you blog, they will come," early on when I asked someone who'd been in the "business" for a while, and seeing that isn't quite so, I've opted to change my ways.

Perhaps I have some interesting things to say, but apparently not that many of you agree with me. My readership might have gone up since last December, but the number of comments haven't. If I'm "lucky" I might average a couple a day. If I'm "very lucky" and post something about wanting to perhaps quit the blogging scene, I might see 15 comments that day.

Yes, envy runs through our veins alongside our blood. Isn't it a blogger's dream to see 25 and 50 comments a day...and exclusively from other people, not mixed in with a commentary dialogue of yours!

Well, I know someone who gets those daily averages of 50+ comments, who gets honorable mentions in other blogs, yet in fact deserves none of it. He deserves SO MUCH MORE...such as his own syndicated column.

We thought that Jerry Seinfeld had a wonderful run on his "show about nothing" -- it captivated us and kept us glued in front of our TV sets every Thursday p.m. We lived with the characters, we were eager to watch their weekly interaction.

Well, not too long ago, I found that certain blogger who has inched his way into my heart -- he has moved me to tears, he has had me rock in gales of laughter, he has had me roll my eyes in disbelief and sometimes disgust. His blog is about nothing while at the same time, it's about everything.

Some of you discovered him before I did and I'm sorry for missing the boat the first part of his run. But now that I'm on that boat, I don't want to get off. And I want you all to get on that boat with me. The captain of the boat is Neil Kramer, his on-again-off-again co-captain is named Sophia, and the boat is named "Citizen of the Month".

Pick random posts of Neil's to read. I guarantee that you will be caught off balance by some of his worldviews, by some of the comments that go with his posts, but that you will be most entertained.

I found a good thing -- and I'm sticking with it!


Neil said...

Thanks for your kind comments, Pearl. I agree that "If you blog, they will come," is a bit of a cliche. Instead, my motto has always been "if you blog about sex with a smattering of Yiddish insults, then they will come." But you're a little too classy to sink that low.

I enjoy coming here, too!

Mirty said...

I'm happy with a small following. Not thick-skinned enough to venture into intense controversy, the sort that attracts hundreds of comments. I read your blog regularly. I should comment more often, but I don't always have anything smart or funny to say... I guess I could just say: COOL!

Anonymous said...

i'm here, too. from the detroit area via air time. i've never commented but i read your blog regularly (sometimes checking in a couple times a day). so keep writing - we're out here reading!

rabbi neil fleischmann said...

You're one of my few regular blogs that I visit and read (besides obsessively reviting and rereading my own).

rabbi neil fleischmann said...

meant to say REVISITING

Sweettooth120 said...

I know what you mean. I was told by a friend that I should consider switching from MSN to Blogger because the layout is simpler, so I did. He also suggested that perhaps I should pay more attention to my editing mistakes, which I have tried (though I do have to admit, writing an entry at 2am can throw one's grammar off.) And then he said that I should decide on a writing style and stick to it, which I positively can't do. So although my readership or at least comments are very (very) small, I do it primarily for me as a way to untangle all my thoughts, rants, and musings.

I, too, really enjoy your blog and read it quite regularly. Personally, I much prefer the women's writings over the men. I know it's frustrating when you don't get as many comments as you would like, but it must be gratifying to know that you still have a large (but quiet) following, which I am sure you do.