On Blogging

As you all know, I am a new ‘Blogger’. I would like to thank all my friends, and a few outsiders too, (Ecuador? Not Assange, surely?) for reading my blog. I am also privileged to have a few ‘followers’, something I found unusually exciting! However, those of you who have not yet embarked on your own Blog will be unaware of something very annoying.
When someone ‘likes’ your Blog, or an individual post, you receive an e mail telling you that they do. This also includes a link to their Blog, and their username, with an invitation to visit their site. When you have only posted a few entries, it can be very encouraging to start to receive these notifications. Unfortunately, with a few exceptions, these ‘fellow bloggers’ are simply trying to sell you something. Whether it is by clicking a link in their Blog, or an actual direct request to purchase their book, recipe, ladder, travel services, cheap cigarettes, or information on how to make money from blogging.

I am not blaming you for trying to make a living, but I have to warn you all, that I am not going to buy your stuff, or click on your links. I am not writing this Blog to make you money, or for that matter, to make money for myself. I would really prefer that ten genuine people read this Blog, rather than ten thousand who are just in it for the money.

11 thoughts on “On Blogging

  1. We have a recipe for the best Ecuadorian “Bolon de Verde” you’ve ever eaten! But rather than share it with you online, please come to our restaurant in Marcabelí so that you can actually taste our wonderful national dish that uses ingredients from our very own cantón. We highly advise you to contact our local travel agency to ensure that you enjoy every bit of your trip. We will arrange first-class lodging for you when you arrive.

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