I find it completely and helplessly annoying and I can’t help it. I have REPEATEDLY spoken about it. Have made threats about it. Have ranted about it and have even begged about it… and still NO CHANGE! Practically none.
And much as I like to pretend or act like I don’t care and that it doesn’t matter, IT DOES!!!
I visit several story/literature based blogs and then I read a hundred + comments or over fifty comments solely from readers and while I’m well aware that we all have varied follower-ship and readership base, I also know I could match those comments by half at least.
BUT I DON’T.
And I wonder now why I work myself to the bone — and seriously I do. I overwork myself writing FREELY and more than half of you can’t make the effort to comment. You are too selfish for that. And I am seriously becoming too sick of it.
I have an eye condition that warrants I limit my use of computer screens but I still don’t do it… to satisfy my readers. To fulfill a dream. To do what I love and would sincerely love to be appreciated for.
I also notice that some of you visit other blogs and comment more there than you do here. WHY? They make your efforts more worthwhile?
I am hurt. I am disappointed. And I am FURIOUS!
I left a post requesting that you, my readers, help me choose the new theme for this blog — how many even bothered?
Do you even get it? Why do I bother with politeness? Why do I need to bother with apologies for my absence? Why do I need to keep a schedule? Why do I need to write and re-write and then edit and re-edit to post bi-weekly or more episodes of a story you can’t make the effort to come appreciate?
Someone care to tell me why?
I AM TIRED!!!
A time will come when TM David-West will ONLY write for a paid audience. For paying readers. That time is coming and you are bringing it to birth. I never conceived I’ll leave Alifediary empty of full-written stories but soon it will be an Excerpts blog and those who are willing… and able, will pay for complete stories.
I’m sick and tired of near-zero comments. I AM BORED WITH IT. I have threatened to abandon ship here once… there are many ways I can do just that.
If you are reading a work by TM David-West and you didn’t pay for it, your charge is ONE COMMENT. That is my rule. You can keep that rule and be honest that you do, or frankly, you can walk with your too-disinterested-to-appreciate self.
THIS IS NOT A RANT!