Monday, October 24, 2011

Just how closely do you read blog posts???

Good Monday evening to all, hope that you survived the beginning of the work week.  If you have read my blog in the past, you know that I have a lot of time to think.  My one hour commute each way to work gives me lots of time to ponder lots of things, especially since the local radio stations don't do it for me any more.

One thing I thought to myself on the way home today was "just how closely do I read other people's blog posts?"

Come to think of it, there are times when I really don't read some blog posts thoroughly, because I'm rushed or have other things on my mind.

On the other hand, I try to take the time and give every blog post that I read the due diligence of reading everything that is said, because each blog post is the blogger's way of communicating with us, the reader.

Nevertheless, we sometimes take other people's posts for granted and don't give them the time of day when we have a lot of other things to do.

Time and time again, I've had to read posts over and over, just to understand what the blogger is trying to say!

Each and every post deserves our undivided attention, no matter what is going on around us.

Stop and take the time to post comments on posts you really like, because that is the way that bloggers know you're reading their blog.  (Once in a while it's good for an ego boost as well, at least for me)

Try to read this post as close as you can.  Maybe you will get the gist of what I'm saying.

If you are still stumped, and wondering "what the f#$% is this guy talking about????", think back to what I said I would do when I hit 50 followers.

Get it yet????  If not, keep on reading thoroughly until you figure it out. 

If you still don't get it, details will come later this week.

I am a mean spirited S.O.B. sometimes when I've had a crappy day....

Thanks for reading (if you still are by the way),  Robert

[ EDIT:  Thank you to Greg at Plaschke, thy sweater is argyle for the inspiration for this post ]


  1. I love your blog and your style (sneaky as it may be).

  2. I like to think I read pretty closely.
    When someone posts something I'm interested in.
    I try to comment when I have something to add.
    Not always though.

  3. my comments usually are smart assed in nature... so I tend to hold back.

    not always though!

  4. I really prize your dedication to detail.

  5. Come on now, take each sentence truthfully?

    I read the post as close as I could. I read so closely, I could see each individual pixel on my screen.

  6. Yesterday I checked out a post at Night
    Owl's blog as I am known to do regularly.
    Usually I read them over carefully but I

    Jacked up one of my posts with an
    Uggla scan that uploaded all
    Screwy and trying to get that fixed
    Took all my blog reading time. I

    Looked over the blog quickly and
    Overlooked a bit about "Condition
    Specialist Collectors" in
    The Awesome Night Card post

    That featured Joe Niekro. I
    Had to check the blog again
    Early this morning to see if he

    Got a package I sent because I
    Added a little surprise. To
    MY surprise, I saw underneath the
    Emery board, the bit about collecting.
    !!! Funniest thing I read all week.

  7. I get it, but am I supposed to do something or wink or nod somehow to let you know that I got it? Lol

  8. I read some posts more closely than others, but for some blogs, I read everything. A flaw of mine is that whe I actually comment instead of just reading, most of the time it's when a little something extra is going on.

  9. LOL...Got your attention!!

    Gotta have some fun once in a while....

    I'll post the contest fun later this week...

    Captain, I'm glad you held back because I would have had a reply that was Canadien in nature..

  10. I bruised my nose on my computer screen! I guess that 'read closely' wasn't to be taken literally!

    Nice post.

  11. A clever blogger at work
    Can craft a post that's
    Really a bit more than meets the eye
    Or ear. But I couldn't remember for
    Sure what you call this kind of
    Technique of writing a secret.
    I had to Wiki it and then I
    Came up with the term.

  12. I read as closely as I could while building a shrine to Mike Napoli.

  13. God, I wrote a post very similar to this, and now I can't find it.

  14. You are quite the clever fellow! And thanks for the link!