Feature & Follow Friday: Blogging BFFs

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Feature & Follow is a weekly blog hop hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee.

Who is your blogger BFF? Tell us a little bit about him or her? If not tell us why you need or don’t need a blogger BFF.

I don’t have one. I don’t have any close blogger friends period, actually. I have acquaintances. I’d like to have blogger friends, but I don’t feel like I have much to offer in the way of BEING a friend. That sounds like low self-esteem or something, but what I mean is that if I had blogger friends, they would be reaching out to me and I’m not good at reaching back. I like going around to different blogs and reading and commenting and everything, but I don’t really do social media well. Like with Twitter, even when I remember to have it open in a tab (which happens once or twice a week), I forget to pay attention. For hours. When I get too many emails, I get overwhelmed and just delete them all: sometimes unread, sometimes read but unanswered. I don’t mean to be antisocial. It just works out that way because I’m not working hard enough at being social instead.

Jenna

Comments

  1. Aw, I definitely see why it is hard for you to make blogger friends. For all the drawbacks of Twitter, it is great for connecting with people – it’s where I met all of MY blogger friends. On the bright side, though, at least you aren’t falling into the Twitter trap and wasting all your time there! And it’s great that you still interact with people through comments. 🙂
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    • Ack, sorry, you got trapped in my comment’s spam filter. I hate it when that happens, especially since I get SO much spam comments these days. I have to inspect every comment just to make sure there’s nothing legit in there, like yours.

      Yes, Twitter is definitely a time-suck. I used to spend a lot of time on Twitter, pre-blog. Now I spend that time working on the blog. I’d never have any posts if I used Twitter as much as I used to.
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  2. Sometimes it can be hard to socialize, especially with all the social media outlets. I do not have twitter account because I can barely keep up with my FB account. So, I totally get that. At least you go and look at other blogs and you know what you are able to do and what you aren’t able to do. I like that you are honest about it. I’m an old follower but still wanted to stop by!
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  3. Oh I understand you about Twitter. I really don’t know how to interact on that site. I always feel awkward whenever I am tweeting at someone. In order for me to compensate for my lack of tweeting skills, I regularly visit blogs and leave really thoughtful comments.

    Commenting is really an easy way for me to interact with others because I have a lot of time to think about my response. Unlike Twitter, everything seems impromptu wherein you have to reply in a matter of minutes. I think it would be really awkward if you reply 5 hours or one day later.

    I did find friends while commenting. I am not so sure if I can consider them as BFFs. But I hope that they’ll become one some day. I am really trying my best to remain in touch with them via commenting. 😀
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    • Yes, I prefer commenting too. When I do check Twitter and post something, I don’t get any replies so it seems kind of pointless. I will occasionaly reply to other people there. I think if you’re not going to spend a lot of time on there, you won’t get to know people as much, so you might as well focus on other things like commenting or working on your blog. I’m TRYING to make sure I visit at least 5 blogs a day and comment. It’s easier on meme days. 🙂
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  4. Great post. Have a great week! =)

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