Friday Blogger Follow: International Style
Friday Blogger Follow
As my tweeps know, on #FollowFriday I like recommending bloggers. Those bloggers who I find are just awesome. But 140 characters is not enough to sing the praise those bloggers deserve. I’m changing up the format a bit though. I’m sharing the blog’s url and not the twitter url, cause frankly, i’ve got way too many outbound links in these posts. I’m also focusing on one blogger per post. Why? Because this post has been written and waiting two weeks for me to finish it.
For the longest I had one friend who blogs from the other side of the planet. That’s the extraordinary Maureen in Jakarta of Tatter Scoops. I think my second friend is Jan from the Netherlands, who I only met a few months ago and have mentioned both in this post.
Now I’ve got a several really cool fellow bloggers around the world and I want to share one with you that I haven’t before.
You need to meet Vidya. I love Vidya’s blog, but most of all I love her writing style because she is naturally too bloody funny and I’m going to share a taste of it from a comment she left on a recent post about commenting.
I usually don’t care a rat’s backside whether the blog is big or not. Let’s face it, if it weren’t for commenters/readers/visitors/lurkers and now sharers – size wouldn’t come into the picture – I mean, nobody’d even know they existed. If the post appeals, I always comment when I have something worthwhile to say. (And I am under the delusion that I always have something worthwhile to say (wow, those emoties were beckoning to me and I just had to click one!).
But. I do feel bad when some bloggers don’t care a dog’s dangler to acknowledge, no matter what. I find that rather strange behavior, even though i don’t keep score. Odd, that. And yes, I’ve had it happen to me – a comment not being published – and what’s funnier, the blogger posting it as their own. Comic eh? But I guess that’s what it is all about for most folks. The desperation for reciprocation is also odd – there are totally unrelated people who wouldn’t give a kitten’s cuss about my blog, but will come over and say – “very good post. please visit my blog and leave a comment” and actually post their link there.
I totally understand the mood of your post. Not having time for readers is, in my book, weird. Where is the logic? Long ago, I knew a blogger who would expect me to comment on every post – yet would be snooty about visiting mine. Later, I came to know that my content did not meet with approval. I write about whatever I feel like – and right then, I wrote about the benefits of cursing, my experience with sanitary napkins and all sorts of topics that everyone else did not seem to mind. Oh okay, there were barely any comments, but them most of my readers are not the commenting type. I’ve never self-promoted because to me, the whole point of my blog was not that. But I found it funny that this blogger was worried about not looking good, being associated with my blog. Some friend, eh?
Anyway ~ different strokes for different folks, I guess. It is interesting to see different shades of behavior and how most people won’t give unless they know what they’re getting. C’est la vie.
Vidya’s way with words is just wicked. BTW, Vidya, if you read this, be sure to checkout Moms Without Fluff, I would have added you there if I’d known you then.
Other great blogs outside the U.S.
Robyn at Love vs Goliath writes about her fight against the Goliath of bureaucracy to be reunited with her husband. Some of her posts just break my heart but i take solace in the fact that she’s telling the story of what happened and that they are together now.
Alison of Mama Wants This! is the SAHM of two little boys (one only a few days old) and not only is her blog funny but she’s also a facebook and twitter addict!
Mayura is a sweetheart and a great guy to have as a bloggy friend. Find yourself in a Blogger pinch or looking for someone who’s got tips and tricks for everything social media – he’s your guy!
Sujatha’s blog gives you an inside peak into the life of a career woman/wife/blogger living in India. Believe it or not, it is a bit different from being an indian here in the US (yes I am indian, but west indian, and american born) though I can relate to some of her stories, some are a complete shock to me. This sistah speaks her mind and doesn’t give a damn who likes it or not – including her hubby.
And that is all peeps! Happy Weekend!