I should admit that one of the things that made me continue blogging is the readership. But it is not for “papampam” but a proof that my writings are actually being read and somehow interest others. It is a manifestation that what you write is not about mediocrity; it is something of value, even for just a small group of people.
It is an assumption that those who visited your blog actually read your entries; at least your latest entry posted. Moreso, those who leave comments actually read the post they were commenting about. But I find it stupid for some bloggers to leave a comment which is not even related to the subject/idea of the post. I hate to say this (but I have to) that some would still continue their stupidity despite being directly reminded about it.
Sometimes, I would personally find it hard to understand a certain blog post. Not that I am slow in comprehension (yeah! hehe) but the writing is just not easily comprehensible. Grammatical errors are everywhere and there is rampant misuse of words and expressions. Given these, I am really amazed at the comprehension level of some readers who would eventually leave their ‘unrelated’ and ‘far-fetched’ comments. Maybe, I am really slow. Well, try to read the blogs of those who leave those kinds of comments. You’ll know what I’m talking about.
If a post does not tickle my mind or does not interest me, I won’t comment just for the sake of leaving my footprints. Duh! The blog owner would still know you visited his/her blog given all those visitor widgets and trackers.
I don’t want to ridicule others with this entry. But again, a constant reminder is sometimes necessary. Remember, the net is as ‘dangerous’ as it is a fun place.
So there…and I am happy with my decision to trim down my blog roll.