So,what DO you expect?
That`s another great word is`nt it? “Expect”.. Kinda just rolls off your tongue, nice feel, nice sound, cool word…. Here`s a link to Websters defining it, Expect. Was going to define it here but there`s a lot to it… Anyway, what do you expect when on the interweb? I write in this, my own little blog and sometimes I wonder why? Do I expect something from it? Is it because I expect to get lots of hits or lots of feedback/comments? Or is it something else entirely? To make lots of friends? Its a lot of questions really…I must admit I puzzle over them as I started this blog with no actual intention other than to be able to “do” one! It seems everyone has a website/presence and I wanted to prove to myself that I could also. I did not expect to meet loads of very marvelous people or get masses of page views and comments etc, I just did`nt! The thing is, I still don`t! I actually expect nothing and have been like that for as long as I can remember because I figure, if you expect nothing and get something, its a real bonus and you appreciate it far more which is exactly how I feel now. I belong to a number of so-called “social-networking” type sites and sometimes I see behavior which really puzzles me and its all to do with “expectation”. I see quite often people take offence at the fact that they are`nt replied to or commented back often enough and it really bothers me that they are like this…..
Personally, I have been overjoyed at the people who have stopped by, left comments or emails etc. I have met thru` this blog many a good person. I don`t expect it even though I may wish it. Is`nt it strange!? Its almost paradoxical, why have a “web-presence” if you expect nothing from it? Oh well, there`s nowt so strange as folk!
So if I may ask, what do you expect from your blog/website? Theres that paradox again..if I ask a question online, do I expect an answer? My answer is no, I do not expect it…but it would obviously be nice and would in my case be very appreciated! I also know that asking a question of your intended audience is the best way to elicit a response, or so some of the tutorials on writing blogs and getting a better web presence would have us believe!