For anybody who is curious:
What Blogs do I “Follow”? – Pretty much any Blog that arouses my interest.
Do I read all your Posts? – No. Insufficient time.
How do I decide what to read? – The main guide is simply the first few lines of your Post. If it gets my attention, I will read on. If it is of marginal interest, then I will speed read until I either give up, or go back and read it thoroughly. Anybody who usually writes interesting Posts will be given the benefit of the doubt with marginal Posts, as will “Followers” of this Blog.
What turns me off Posts? – Bad (obscene) language. I see no value in using obscenities unless the intent is to shock, and I am not interested in being shocked. From my perspective, using obscenities shows a lack of respect to readers around the world, and a lack of imagination in their writings.
Anything else? – Yes. Over simplification and/or false generalizations. “The whole world knows that … (etc)” is unrealistic unless the “whole world” has been surveyed. “All men will agree that … (etc)” is an equally unrealistic statement. I have drawn the attention of a number of writers to these unsupported generalizations.
When do I “Like” your Posts? – Whenever I think that a Post has some level of interest to me.
When do I “Comment” on your Posts? – Whenever I feel that I have something to offer. It may not always be agreeable or supportive as I will quite readily suggest flaws in, or additional perspectives to, the logic presented. I will, however, always recognize that your creative style is nobody’s business but yours. Any of my “Comments” that appear to be negative are merely constructive observations which, if they make you think, have achieved their purpose.
On my Posts? I believe that if you have sufficient interest, and have taken a few moments of your time, to express yourself against one of my Posts, then the least I can do is acknowledge the fact. I know that I have not been 100% in this aspect, but I am working on it! Of course, and out of simple courtesy, I will often let you have the last word!
Questions, suggestions and thoughts are always welcome!