Now that I'm back from the land of ginger ale and pretzels, let's talk blogging. Jenn recently informed me that I don't get credit for a visit to my blog if someone reads my entire blog post in Google Reader or Bloglines. Considering that BlogHer Ads pays per impression, it makes monetary sense for me to display only a partial blog post in the feed. Call me mercenary, but I want that extra dollar or two a month, dammit.
Anywhoo, apparently I've breached blogging etiquette. Suzy announced on Twitter that lowdown Bloggers like me who refuse to put the entire feed in the reader will no longer be read by her. annahannah clicked through from her reader to comment, "I am done following you on google reader since you now make me click out of it to read. Seriously, that is soooo annoying."
Really, people - if I'm not worth that extra click, I don't know why you bother reading my blog anyway. Go do something useful with your time, and godspeed.
I did spend the time to click through to annahannah's blog (who seems to be a nice person, by the way) to explain to her why she could no longer view my posts in her reader. There I discovered the lyrics to a beautiful song called "How Could Anyone" displayed across her header. The song, written by Libby Roderick, is twenty years old and famous; but I guess I was too busy having babies the last 2 decades to have heard it. People, I'm going to buy me an IPod just so I can download this song and listen to it all the time.
My point? Is that it might be worth clicking through to someone's blog page. You could discover something beautiful. Thanks, annahannah!
Oh, man, I get all weepy. See ya tomorrow...those of you who click through, that is!