My apologies to Gwen Stefani.
This Sunday, I will participate in Relax and Surf Sunday, as I have every week for the past month or so. LeeAnn and Colleen host an amazing weekly blog hop to make new friends and find new blogs. The great thing? There are no rules – you’re not required to follow 18 people from the list or everyone above you or even the hostesses if you don’t want to; you can just link up and walk away, if that is your inclination. For me, that kind of defeats the purpose of finding other bloggers with similar interests and ideas, but you *could.*
So, anyway. Every week, I link up – and honestly? I hop to a few blogs. I do not make it through the whole list, but I usually travel the interwebz and make a new friend or two on the way. I’m a busy guy; between Music for Aardvarks and playground visits and “babies who lunch dates,” never mind bloggy baby adventures, I don’t have time to follow everyone. I read every single blog that I add to my reader and many times, I leave a comment.
Therefore, I don’t expect everyone to follow me. IF you happen to stop by and like what you see (Mommy thinks I’m really cute), I’d love for you to add me to your reader or blogroll or whatever. But if you don’t? No biggie.
IF you hang out here and something in one of my posts strikes you? I love comments! And I can guarantee that if you comment here, I will visit your blog and check you out.
But I have a teensy pet peeve: pretty please? Don’t leave a fly-by nothing comment – you know what I mean…
“Hi! Here’s my link, follow me back.” <--- That, right there? Tells me you couldn't be bothered to read my post or look at any of my pictures, but you expect me to take time to visit you. We've already established that I've got a pretty busy schedule - my interwebz attention span is reserved for people who care to take 3 seconds to formulate a meaningful response or who I talk to on Twitter. These bleeps (bloggy peeps, you know?) don’t necessarily comment on every post (I’m not the only busy one), but they check in every once in a while.
So, to recap:
- I have some great interwebz friends and YOU could be one of them.
- Please don’t leave me a generic, cut-and-pasted comment and expect me to blindly follow you.
- If you think I’m cute, let me know – I will come and visit your corner of the web!