You’ve been rejected by MLBlogs. Burn.

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,chemistry_rejected_2.jpg 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.    



  1. juliasrants

    Hey – if you find you can’t leave a comment, log out & then log back in. Sometimes the system has a hic-up especially if there are a lot of people logged on at the same time. Jane’s blog is listed on your sidebar. I sometimes find that I have to refresh my screen before I see my updates. If you still have problems, leave Mark a question. Good luck!


  2. iliveforthis

    Julia – Thanks so much for letting me know that. I went back onto MLBlogosphere and got to write what I had wanted to. I was pretty excited. Thanks so much!
    Jen – I’m glad I’m not the only one that gets that message. Now that I know what to do, hopefully I’ll be able to comment on more blogs. As for the job interview, it was more of a mini interview. I’ll know more in one to two weeks. Hopefully it goes well!!!!!

  3. iliveforthis

    I did not, but I would have loved to. I mean, seeing my two favorite teams play?! I don’t really know how you would write out like… the sound when clouds part and there’s this beam of light coming down… if you write “ahhhh” which is how it sounds, it makes it sound like someone is yelling or screaming or something. But anyway, there’s no way that I could have afforded it. At that time, I was a poor college student with hideous amounts of debt. Nowadays, I’m a college graduate with hideous amounts of debt.

  4. Elizabeth D

    Good luck with your job interview! Have you told Mark about this problem yet? He’s always there, and is a great guy. What did you write about in high school? I want to join my paper.. but the sad part is, no one cars about baseball.
    And I think your blog has a very nice flow :). I really like blogs that are kind of like ‘thinking out loud’.

  5. raysrenegade

    Sometimes out little blog world has a mind of its own. I remember a few weeks ago you would leave a comment and it showed up on the blog about an hour later.

    Or the time that the links disappeared and then reappeared at the bottom left hand side of the blog and not on the right like the rest of the columned links.

    I think as the roll becomes longer and longer, MLB has to make adjustments and some of them are not instant. I know my site did not reject you. I actually like your style and I am like everyone is welcome as long as you do not pass go and collect the $ 200 dollars, or is that

    Anyways, keep up the great work and Mark’s Jblog school is a great way to remember wht those teachers were telling us as we edited the copy back in High School for the paper.

    Rays Renegade

  6. iliveforthis

    Elizabeth- I did not end up telling Mark about the problem because Julia’s suggestion actually works for me… most of the time. I do find myself having to sign in and out a lot. I wrote for sports in high school, mostly hockey. In high school, I didn’t really care about baseball, hockey was my sport. And thank you for thinking that my blog has a nice flow, I think it had a ridiculous flow, but I’m a ridiculous person, so I guess it works out.
    Rays Renegade- It definitely seem that the blog world had a mind of it’s own. When I left a comment for Red State Blue State, it said that I was in the recent comments section, but my comment didn’t show up until much later. And I do appreciate very much that you like my style.

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