Pookie likes this new devider I found for her and watches it with pleasure. Deviders are very useful when you want that your text remains with the right picture ! Googleblogger develops a big phantasy in putting it just there where you absolutely don't want it to be
Sunday's usually are very boring. Nothing at TV, and the weather always bad so I had enough time to dig a little deeper in different blogs. And then I started to look at "comments". Maybe because today it should be "Click & Comment" day or because I have got a comment on this blog for the "Photo Hunter" group, the only difference were that I had no picture here on the proposed word "technology" ! The comment said, that my pictures were very nice for this word. I agree that my pictures were nice, but I wonder where the technology is. Obviously this absentminded Blogger had clicked on a wrong link and had probably just pasted the comment he/she pasted on every participating blog.
Now this I can understand, because you see 100 of pictures with the same subject or almost. The usual comments on "Photo Hunter" subjects are : Nice, beautiful, wonderful, great pictures, lovely shots etc. If you comment like this of course you will win the marathon comment and get in the Guiness book of Records.
Fortunately amongst my readers there are only very few of the shorthand commenters and I have to admit I did it sometimes too, I mean, copy and paste ! But I think I always looked at the pictures before pasting my comment. On the other hand you cannot say that the pictures are bad that would be very impolite.
But I noticed also with all these groups you really have no time to read everything especially when it is a long text. So you have to quickly glance it over and hopefully pick out something suitable to comment on, without reading the whole post. That mostly happens when the post seams boring to you. Which of course is also possible, not everybody has the same interests that would be awful.
The hunting for comments is sometimes terrible, especially for professional or semi-professional bloggers. Of course they want to earn money. At least I guess so, because in reality I have no idea.
A very funny idea is this game "I will exercise for comments" so if a Blogger remains corpulant, that means he doesn't get a lot of comments and if he looks anorexic then his blog is very much appreciated, because he has to do one exercise per comment !
I also noticed in groupes people forget to read. One thing only is important, comment and comment and comment again, because then the Blogger who had the honnor to be commented, has to comment back and that makes a lot of comments, but not readers and then you can proudly say to whoever wants to hear it " I have got 50 comments today "!
On the other hand it's also very disappointing when you don't get any comments especially when you have read a blog with pleasure and wrote an according comment in it and then you get never ever any comment back. You don't even know if this person is reading your posts.
On one blog I found this text which resumes what I think too : "On the other hand, if you read everything I write and never comment, I must assume that your fingers are stuck in several pair of finger cuffs, and you can only operate the mouse with your foot. In that case I'd like to say, thank you for your sacrificial loyalty, and push your fingers together."
Conclusion, comments are nice when they are true and not just a competition between comment hunters. And a little comment is better than nothing.
Picture to comment for lazy readers.