December 7, 2006 4:53 pm

Not Thinking About It

:note: Avantasia – “Reach Out For The Light”

I am feeling better about missing the show yesterday. I’m still pissed that I forgot about it, since I’ve known about it for months and kept asking what the actual date was and I knew it was the beginning of December, and… ugh. STUPID. I don’t even want to think about it.

Since we are not thinking about that, I will talk about my haircut! I brought in pictures of what I wanted (basically, more bangs/fringe, lots of layers) and my lovely lovely stylist did exactly what I wanted and I am super stoked with how it came out. You can see a few pictures on Flickr. My last haircut grew out really nicely, so I didn’t hate my hair when I went in to get it cut, but it needed a trim and I had money to do it so I did. My haircuts are sort of dependent on how much my hair is annoying me at any given day, and if I can afford it. Not when I “need” it. Hence why it only gets done every six months.

Graduation is a week from tomorrow. Eeek! I spent some time after class today getting things like my cap and gown (!) and having papers signed and paying the remaining balance on my account. Everything is wrapping up.

Just wanted to mention, as a side note, I have seen a couple people lately get upset at the lack of comments on their posts. One has even shut down her site because of it.

I’m not sure how I feel about this, since my readers-to-comments ratio is positively abysmal. I sympathize with these people. I do. I agree that it can be hurtful when you have no comments on a particular entry you felt was moving or somehow worthy of many responses. You want to know my personal comment record? 13. That’s the most comments I have ever gotten on any entry I have ever written in my whole life, and you know what it was about? A spam email. A stupid spam email that I posted about and PEOPLE I DIDN’T KNOW found me from search engines and commented. I have written far better, more poignant, more interesting, funny, insightful, intelligent entries than that, and yet the spam email gets the comment record.

I guess all I’m saying is that it happens, you know? It happens to a lot of people. I thought that more than 10 people read my site, but… there you have it. Nobody contacted me about a letter then, and no one has contacted me about attending my portfolio show now. I don’t expect them to, I guess, after the blatant begging-for-comments ploys still fell flat. I purposely didn’t participate in National Delurking Week because I knew it would only serve to disappoint. My website just does not entice tons of people to comment, and I am becoming more and more okay with that.

That said, I’d like to say here and now that I appreciate each and every one of your comments. I feel very fortunate to have gotten to know some wonderful people online through the business of commenting on each other’s websites. Yes, I would love it if you spoke up more, but it’s okay that you don’t. Maybe you’re busy, or maybe you can’t think of the right thing to say, or maybe you’re new so you have no idea who or what I’m talking about and feel lost. That’s okay. I still appreciate you coming by.

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  • Paul says:

    Hey Meggan.

    It’s great that you’re listening to Avantasia right now… or when you wrote this post. I found that collection of metal CD’s that you burned for me a while back. I hadn’t really listened to them in earnest until this past week, OH MAN! They’re all great, there was the aforementioned band, Rhapsody, KSE, and Weltenbrand.

    I think Weltenbrand is my favorite. But they’re all awesome musics.

    So anyway… I promise I’ll post more often from now on. I know it probally doesn’t *really* bother you. But I should let you know what I think about your life…

    *the more you know*


  • Lew says:

    It’s kinda arrogant to expect people to comment. And it’s a slightly empty sentiment to comment out of habit. If they’re so desperate for feedback go talk to someone face-to-face.

  • Paul says:

    woo! It now looks like more than 10 people read your blog Meggan!

    too bad this new one seems a bit… pointy.

  • Claire says:

    Maybe it’s the season for it, but I too have noticed some of my favourite bloggers harping on about lack of comments and tbh, nothing turns me off of a blog more than comment-related grovelling/whinging/whining/guilting/moaning. I comment when I feel I have something worth bothering to say, nothing more, nothing less and I think that’s all we should really hope from our visitors, IMHO.

    Clearly in most cases, those that complain do so because they’re IMHO, blogging for the “wrong” reasons i.e. not for any self-satisfaction purposes, but because they thrive on the feeling of living in a goldfish bowl and having people ooh and ahh over their every utterance.

    Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy getting comments and having my posts spawn further conversation. But that’s my point, I love genuine conversation with people that have taken time to read what I’ve written and then responded to it in the form of a genuine, valid contribution. So many sites with tons of comments are just fully of smilies, gushing,”OMGs” etc and little else; commenting for the sake of consuming more bandwidth.

    I may “only” have a similar “comment record” to you but I wouldn’t trade my comment(er)s for anything, as for the mostpart, they say things worth saying and to me, that’s the most important part. :)