Thursday, January 8, 2009

You mean people READ this?

I got an e-mail from this week letting me know that their editors had reviewed my blog and gave me a "very good" rating (7.3 out of 10) based on a number of criteria like frequency of posts, site design, relevancy of content, and writing style. I had to look up just what was anyway and it turns out it's a blog directory site combined with a social networking site. They review thousands of blogs and add them to the directory. I placed the rating on the right side column of this blog below the list of all my friends' blogs.

Every time I get an e-mail or a comment from someone who reads my blog that I don't know I'm always surprised. I enjoy comments period, but when comments are made by people I don't know it's like "wow...I wonder who has actually seen this blog?!?" Of course my blog is public so anyone can read it, plus it shows up in search engines, but the Internet is enormous, so it is a small miracle to me any time someone not only finds my blog, but then actually reads it and comments on it. I've only had a few of those types of comments (or e-mails), but still, you never know who is reading what you write (well, unless you have a private blog...)! I certainly didn't start my blog with the intention of having it rated and evaluated, but it's nice to know at least someone who isn't already a friend or relative thinks my blog is decent! Mostly I started my blog as a means to communicate with friends and family as well as an outlet to express my opinion on things I think are important. The more people that read it (and comment) the better as far as I'm concerned. I make a point to not include things that are too personal (that's what personal journals are for). So, to all of you "regular" readers, thanks! I appreciate all the comments I get!

1 comment:

Mariah said...

Way to go on the 7.3 rating! I'm new to blogging, so I guess that outstanding! My first blog comment was from someone in Brazil and I thought that was the coolest thing! Haha.... who knew someone in Brazil would take an interest in my little piece of the internet!