All right, I must admit I’m pretty new to running a blog that’s focused entirely on my work. Before with RoneBreak it was an attempt at a cultural collective meant to showcase a myriad of different projects, very few of which were mine. So I apologize if my blogging etiquette is a little rough around the edges. After all, I started this as a means of giving my writing and work in general some kind of online presence. Why? Well, to give potential employers an easy place to go and because the internet is a magical entity that can lead the right people to you as long as you exist virtually.
Nevertheless, a fellow blogger, alwaysandie nominated me for this thing called the Liebster Award. Of course I Googled it to see what that meant and it’s an award for up-and-coming bloggers with less than 200 followers. There’s a whole bunch of rules for participation once nominated. You gotta answer some questions. Then you gotta nominate 5 other bloggers. And so on and so forth. However, while I check out every blog by people who like, share, or comment on my work, I must admit that I’ve only found a handful that appeal personally to me.
One thing I’ve noticed and something that I’m sort of uncomfortable with about the blog culture is the idea that a lot of people like, subscribe, or share not because they enjoyed your work but because they are hoping you do the same for their work (even if it might not appeal to you). After all, the more likes, shares, etc. one gets the more visibility their blog gets. It’s sort of like kids who rank up in online video games just to be the highest ranked. I never understood that because I believe in earning your standing or your ranking based on the merit of your work.
So with that said, I promise to continue to check out the blogs and work of any person who likes, shares, or comments on mine, but be forewarned that if you are liking, sharing, or commenting please do so because you enjoyed my work not because you hope I’ll reciprocate the likes or shares.