19 Responses to “Throwing down the Gauntlet…(and a blog of the day)”

  1. Anonymous September 28, 2005 at 10:47 PM #

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  2. Anonymous September 28, 2005 at 10:48 PM #

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    Yesterday I decided to read some blogs and found yours. Nice blog. I am trying to get ideas on the direction I should go and what it should look like
    I have a japanese wedding site/blog. It pretty much covers japanese wedding and related stuff. Come and check it out if you get time

  3. Anonymous September 28, 2005 at 10:48 PM #

    Hello I really like your blog I have a home employment site/blog. It pretty much covers home employment related stuff.

  4. Shannon September 28, 2005 at 10:51 PM #

    Does spam count? *g*

  5. Alyssa September 28, 2005 at 11:52 PM #

    I can relate. Ten comments to a post is the exception rather than the norm for me.


  6. Sam September 29, 2005 at 2:14 AM #

    I think a well known author has an edge, of course. Just like any celebrity would have an edge for their blog.
    But don’t despair! I think your blog is terrific!
    Now please give Brianna a Huge Hug from Moi! Her pictures are just too cute!!

  7. AngieW September 29, 2005 at 7:18 AM #

    Ha! I was going to make a crack about spam in my post but I forgot. Normally, I’d delete it permanently but just for this post, it’s staying. Tee hee.

    Hey Sam, I forgot to mention, I’m glad you like Squeee but I can’t take credit for it. I’m pretty sure it was Sybil who came up with that one. At least, I stole it from her 😉


  8. Sam September 29, 2005 at 9:26 AM #

    Well, it doesn’t matter where it came from – I just had to add it to my vocabulary, lol.

  9. jay September 29, 2005 at 11:02 AM #

    Not to take away from Sybil’s shine, but squee has been around for a long time. It’s one of those words that was originally meant to be used in an ironic way but lost its ironicness when the plebs started using it.

  10. RLGelber September 29, 2005 at 11:24 AM #

    I don’t think I’ve every had 10 comments on my blog. Does that mean I should stop? 🙂

  11. Tara Marie September 29, 2005 at 11:37 AM #

    Hey, I think I’m number 10 (if you want spam to count, it counts.) I’ts official, your blog “RAWKS” but we already knew that.

    Famous authors definitely have an advantage, they’ve got a built in following. To be honest 28 comments doesn’t really seem like that much for someone as popular as JAK, but it would be kick ass for the rest of us.

  12. Tara Marie September 29, 2005 at 11:38 AM #

    someone else beat me to 10, oh well, 11 makes it even better, right–LOL.

  13. Cheyenne McCray September 29, 2005 at 12:12 PM #

    ACK!!!! I accidentally lost my post. and it was a long one, too!!! I hate that. Grumble.

    Anyway, I was saying that you’re right, blogs do have a voice. I just never thought about that before.

    And looks like you have over your 10! 😀

    As far as number who post to mine, it really depends. Depends it you’re counting my own responses. Ha! My blog isn’t even hooked up to my website yet–webmistress hasn’t gotten around to doing that yet. But I’ve been doing pretty good with visitors. Not that it shows up on my site now that I have a new look and the comments thing isn’t showing up. 🙂

    I think the more popular authors would have more than 10 Some of us are working up to that. JAK has tons of books out, so I wouldn’t be surprised if her blog overflowed! And she’s a terrific author.

    OK, enough rambling. I can’t even remember all I said!



  14. Sraikh September 29, 2005 at 1:43 PM #

    And I made it 14. 🙂
    And I am happy when my blog get even 1 comment!

  15. Emma Sinclair September 29, 2005 at 1:44 PM #

    There are comments (spam, Hi’s, Congrats, etc) and then there are the comments that actually say something.

    I’d rather have a few with something interesting to say than 30some saying I’m great.

    Nope. I’m lying. I want 30 comments saying I’m great.

  16. Jaci Burton September 29, 2005 at 2:40 PM #

    Oh hell it’s official. I’m not famous. I very rarely get 10 comments on my blog. Angie, make me famous, okay? *g*

  17. AngieW September 29, 2005 at 2:55 PM #

    Oh sure, let me just wave my magic wand J 🙂

    Sunita and Leslie, I think all bloggers forget that just because no one is commenting, doesn’t mean no one is reading!!

    Jay, I guess I just got the word from Sybil’s blog. I don’t mind giving her credit. And squee is a fun word!

    Chey, I hate it when that happens too! And between your blog and Michelle’s blog, I’m pretty sure I’m losing my mind. I keep thinking I’m leaving comments places and then they don’t show up. I figure I’m getting deleted as spam 😉 Although, in the case of Michelle’s blog, it turns out you have to hit enter twice. Dammit. So I’ve been leaving comments for weeks and then wondering where the hell they go! On your blog…I think I’m just dreaming that I left a comment. Ahahaha…

    Emma, of course you do. We all want that 😉

    Tara Marie, every comment counts. And you left two. And clearly, my blog does totally RAWK. *snort*

  18. Kristie September 29, 2005 at 7:10 PM #

    Hey Angie. I had such a good comment earlier and it wouldn’t let me post it and now I forget what I said.
    I agree with you on the 10 comment thing – sort of – kind of. Authors do have a built in fan base that would garner them more comments. But then I don’t visit that many author blogs so having said that, I (very)rarely post on author blogs. But I don’t know if I’m the norm. I concentrate more comments on reader blogs because I find them more interesting and I’m always thrilled when I see comments on mine. And I always read the reader blogs even if I don’t always leave a comment.

  19. KarenS October 3, 2005 at 7:46 PM #

    Hey Angie, I’m with Kristie, I’m more likely to comment on blogs that belong to readers, they’re usually far more interesting and honest because they don’t have to watch their p’s and q’s as much.

    Having said that, I quite like Jill Shalvis’s blog because she discusses a whole range of stuff, plus she’s amusing which helps a lot.

    I also like Monica’s blog, because I love how controversial she is! She probably scares a lot of potential commenters, but I think they still read her stuff.

    And as you said Angie, just because the comments aren’t there doesn’t mean that nobody is reading them, a prime example being LLB’s blog.

    She gets a ridiculous amount of hits, but very few commenteers.
    (Now going to try to decipher the word verification thingy again, Goddammit!)

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