Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Scandal in the Hood

Actually the title is not quite accurate but when looking through my blog stats I find the more scandalous the post title the more read it is.

This isn’t really surprising otherwise I wouldn’t have titled those posts the way I did. That said, it just proves that many of us are quite curious about others’ peoples drama.

Is it that we like to peek into their drama or do we care enough that we are honestly concerned?

I am going to say it’s all the above for me. I do care when my bloggy friends are going through heck and back. At the same time their challenges makes me realize how lucky I am.

So what are you drawn to in bloggyland? Do you like photo, drama, family, introspective, diet and/or cooking blogs….

18 comments:

  1. This is funny. Yes, I am drawn to titles and to pictures. And, Rachel Randolph did a post a while back where she said to use catchy titles and photos - they draw people. She gave a link to a title that was truly outrageous and had over 16,000 at the time. Unbelievable!

    But, content draws me, too. Stuff I can use in illustrations, talks etc., about family, the Bible, etc. Good post.

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  2. Oh my dear bloggy pal I am very sick right now. This is some flu! I would like to do your article but maybe on Thursday. Can you e-mail it to me? This post reminds me of the song Dirty Laundry. I did not quite understand that song when I was younger, but I do now. I think that there are some people who genuinely become bloggy friends and want the best for their buddies. They get to know one another and want to see the children learn and milestones and be there when maybe things are tough. Then their are others who care in passing. They are caring people and may stop by a couple of times and then life gets busy and you may not see them again. Then there are people who feel secure when they see others having a tough time and they can say they are doing OK. It makes them feel better in a way. Not that they wish others to have a difficult time, but it just gives a sense of well being and reminders to count our blessings. As far as out there in magazines and in the media I think the dirty laundry comes out and the not as nice people might revel in other peoples harder times. This is why we like bloggy land! We create kind friendships that we help one another and give support. I hope you are well! Have a great day TV!

    Mama Hen

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  3. My favorites are humor blogs, but, really, I have lots of favorites...now that I think about it. I like blogs that make me think, like yours! (I love that picture of you and your sweet KLV. Beautiful!)

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  4. The Internet gives us that little bit of anonymity that makes it okay to click something we think might be scandalous. That's my theory anyhow.

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  5. I think that mostly I click in because I e-know the person and am interested in what's going on in their life, good or bad. But I have to admit that sometimes I have to stop reading. Sometimes reading about bad things that happen to others is a little too real for me. It's like it reminds me that my perfect bubble that I live in could be destroyed at any minute, you know? I also agree with Joey - it could be the anonymity that makes it so easy.
    I think the type of blog changes as my interests change. For a while I was obsessed with food blogs, but now I'm getting more into photography and my blog reading reflects that. But I always love reading family blogs and blogs that give me something to think about.

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  6. I'm a photo freak. I love family photos, pro photos, amateur photos and everything else. Also, I tend to read posts that sound personal in the title. You know, like, "today sucks and I don't care anymore" vs. "LIKE MY FACEBOOK PAGE!"

    I like to know my blogfriends are people like me.

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  7. Catchy titles will get me there (for posts and blogs) but the content has to keep me there. The things that hold my interest the most are the ones who share similar struggles.

    That way, I know I'm not the only nut in the bin!

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  8. You are SO funny! I think I like bloggyMoms that speak from the heart. I can tell they are sincere with their posts and/or comments! Almost like if we all lived closer, we'd be friends in real life :) I enjoy exericse/healthy cooking/living blogs too! Gives me great ideas to step up my workouts and great recipes to share with my family too! LOVE your blog for sure!!! great post!

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  9. LOL too funny...I avoid the scandal and mama-drama. Don't need it, don't want to read it. My favorite blogs? Usually authored by women I've enjoyed reading or connected with on a more personal level. I need to create a blog roll on my blog - yours would be on it for sure! Love to visit!

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  10. This is SO true! I posted on FB this weekend a simple statement of pray for my hubbs health today, thanks....we got tons of super "concerned" people who really just wanted in on the drama...cracked me up. As soon as I said, it wasn't serious and we just needed pray they stopped commented and stopped showing interest. People make me laugh;0. I enjoy blogs for photography, humor, creative and engaging writing and crafting! ;0 Drama...eh, not so much;0.

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  11. TV, I love your expression in that photo. LOL Casey, I was one of those people on your FB. Lately I haven't had the pleasure of reading more blogs but I hope to find my way back into catching up with my dear blogging friends. I enjoy blogs that help us look outside ourselves and think about the bigger picture. It could be great photography, crafting, business, and family life.

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  12. LOVE THE PICTURE!!!! I laughed out loud when it popped up! Too cute! It's all of the above for me as well. I just like feeling connected to other people. I think we all crave connection and validation, doesn't matter the topic.

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  13. I love humor! Yes, one of my posts that gets the most hits is called Shock Value, but it really is just a fiction story about an art gallery opening!

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  14. I'm with cooper up there! Some blogs (especially ones that deal with loss/grief) are so hard for me to read. They tear at my heart to the point where I can't function. I most enjoy the blogs where I have a connection with the writer, either personally or through email, or just identifying with their writings. I once title a post "I worry" as I was concerned about baby's limp....that post got more comments than anything else I've ever written. I think people are curious and they also want to support. This is a great community for that!

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  15. I love Mommy blogs--that way I can get new ideas or perspectives on my parenting style and activities to do with my little one. Yes, there are times when I read about others' hardships, and I do feel very, very lucky. I guess it's nice to know that we're not alone. All of us have our own ups and downs on this one incredibly fascinating journey. Have a great weekend TV!

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  16. Stopped by to see if you posted yet today. I will probably not be able to stop back by until tomorrow. I hope you and your family are well. Have a good Friday! : )

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  17. First - blog stats. I have over 6,000 views of a post with a Philly Cheese Steak mention. Try that one - title it Philly Cheese Steak and watch what happens.

    Second- my views triple when I lay it on the line.. and there are so many more comments when I am expressing a particularly hard time I am going through.

    I genuinely like to to read about other people and their little worlds. I do care if someone is going through a hard time - but I refer to see them at least work it out.

    Seriously - try Philly Cheese steak. It's insanity. ;-)

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  18. Writing. The connections I've made. Seeing other people's creativity. Being creative. Writing...again. Escaping reality. Having "friends" that know things about me that others don't. And last, but not least, writing. I just love writing. The rest is bonus. And sure, a good scandal every now and then doesn't hurt. : )

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