Maybe you’ve noticed them. They buzz around the Freshly Pressed page, commenting on every FP post, agreeing with everything. Sometimes, they even include a link back to their own blog. They are the Freshly Pressed Groupies.
They will “Like” your Freshly Pressed post. They will comment and blather on about what a great post it is. They will “Follow” you.
But you’ll never hear from them again. After you are Freshly Pressed, and you are center stage for the day, they run away like you are last week’s newspaper–after sitting in the bottom of the bird cage.
Their own blogs are either boring or non-existent. They can’t seem to get Freshly Pressed themselves, so they stay where they think ALL the action is, on the front page, the Freshly Pressed, the FP-FP.
Maybe they were bottle fed.
Maybe they were dropped on their head.
I have found WordPress to be a mini-family in cyberspace, more entertaining than Facebook. But that’s because I read and comment on posts that are–wait for it–NOT Freshly Pressed. I read about the day-in, day-out lives of real people, not superstars (yet)–although are Super Stars to me.
I do check out Freshly Pressed, and yes, I had the honor once. But after the thrill is gone, it’s the real people that keep coming back to read and comment.
Because that’s what family does.
So Groupies, you are welcome to join the FAMILY. Where one day is good, and another is boring.
That’s how you connect with other humans.