Thanks to Jane over at Confessions of a She-Fan and Tom at Rocky Mountain Way, I’ve decided to take a little more “risk” to get my name out there and see what I can do to make an impact in the blogging community. However, I’ve found that I’m having increased trouble in my attempts to do so. On my sidebar, I have blogs that I like to read, some of which have not appeared up there yet (Jane, I don’t know why yours isn’t up there yet, since I added it like two days ago). Anyway, there have been many places where I’ve wanted to comment on blogs, and yet, I find a message that says “You do not have permission to comment on this blog.” Hmm… why is that? There can be like 30 comments on it and yet, I do not have permission to do so.
I noticed recently that the MLBlogosphere has started up a school or a tutorial in blogging. I was really excited by this. I was on my school newspaper in high school, and while I entered college as a journalism major, I had decided that it was not for me. But I did want to thank him because he reminded me of the many lessons that I had learned throughout that time and had disregarded at this point, but I couldn’t because there was a lack of permission. When I write, I write like I talk, and so, well, ya know, it doesn’t exactly have the flow that many people would expect. Not only that, but for the most part, I don’t ever erase anything unless there’s a typo or something completely incompetent comes out, often lots of incompetent things come out, they’re just not completely incompetent. It doesn’t help that I let my mind wander and have ADD distractions and get off on another tangent that really has nothing to do with what I’m saying in the first place. Anyway, not being able to comment on a blog makes me feel like one of those people from the not e-harmony commercials. I don’t remember what the actual site thing is, but it’s like you get a big red REJECTED from whatever blog you’re trying to comment on. I mean, maybe it’s not like I have important things to say, but, ya know, I do have something to say. I use the words “ya know” a lot. That probably wouldn’t fly in the blogging school… It’s not like I’m hurt or anything, but it would be nice to know that I can comment on blogs if I really like reading something. Or who knows? Maybe I will actually have something valuable to say at some point. It’s more just on the principle that should I be struck with brilliance, I have a chance to tell someone else. And I understand that there are some blogs that don’t want comments because perhaps they’re personal, or perhaps they’re like, stranger-danger (I don’t really know if that needed to be hyphened, but I did it anyway), or for whatever reason. That’s not something I’m opposed to. People often have thoughts that they don’t want people to give their opinion about.
Anyway, I have to cut this blog short because it took a lot longer writing it than I thought and I have to go to a job interview (yay!), but let’s hope I won’t get the same message that e-harmony gives out to some of their hopeful clientele. ☺