Having just read a comment which was a self-confessed blatant attempt to boost blog entry ratings on a site we’ll call Pord Wress (thanks whynotsmile for the anonimity technique…), I am questioning my seemingly innocuous cyber-scouting of said site. Do I really believe it is a better system on which to chronicle the random musings of this self-confessed un-intellectual? Or do I simply want to be able to boast of hits to my blog entries coming from all over the world?
Firstly: with this whole blogosphere community thing is it acceptable to derive pleasure from the internationality of something which is meant to be a humble sharing of life? Like, writing for the sake of art rather than just to be thought witty, or intellectual, or worth reading?
Secondly: are there ever any pure motives in leaving comments on the blogs of others, or am I just kidding myself?
Thirdly: who exactly decides blogging etiquette?
And finally: will you think any less of me if I switch sites in order to keep a close watch on my stats?
Post on “Modern Life: Blogging Stats Insecurity” to follow…