These days, receiving an invitation to ‘join my blog community’ does not engender a flutter of excitement, nor, a buzz about having been selected for contact. My first thought is always to check the motive for the invitation before making a decision, insofar as I can, because there is so much disingenuity coursing through the cyber pathways,(it’s a shame really).
The blog I checked out today had a number of lively posts. It looked hopeful. Then I noticed that there was a lack of interaction with commenters. The question for me is, do I want a one-way ticket? The answer is, no I do not. :no: What makes a ‘community’ to my way of thinking, is the very thing that was missing from the blogger’s platform, interaction. If I want to read the equivalent of a pamphlet without sharing any point that comes to mind,I can go elsewhere to do it. :yes:
At the end of the day, it is horses for courses; how a blogger operates in their space is their choice. My feelings on misuse of the blog platform are well known here – I shan’t bore anyone with repetition. The latest invitation does not appear to fit the misuse criteria, rare these days. At least that is one good mark chalked up. On reflection, however, due to the apparent passive nature of the offer,I am declining it.