Just an observation

One of the phenomenon I’ve noticed about people who come to my blog through a link to a specific post, is that there is very little context about the rest of who I am and what I’m about.

Sometimes the comments reveal that the person commenting thinks who  I am is based solely on that one post.


Author: JaeRan

Assistant professor at UW Tacoma, writer, and researcher.

6 thoughts

  1. Wait, aren’t you really a monkey? 🙂
    Just for clarification, do you mean that comments are made under the assumption that the commentor THINKS they know who you are based on one post? If so, that is probably one of the main reasons I stopped trying to dialogue on mailing lists. Each of my posts was taken as the sum total of who I was and I had to remind people over and over that I was a little more complicated than could be summarized in one post. PITA! Now that I blog I can at least interlink my posts so that I don’t have to keep repeating myself!

  2. Yah, that’s what I meant. Some people think they know everything about me based on one post.
    I appreciate more the comments, even those that disagree, if I know that the person has taken the time to try and get to “know me” first.
    I’ve noticed lately there are so many links to my blog from some forum or discussion group. I know people are curious. But hey, some of the weird comments lately are head-scratching!

  3. Yep, it happens to the best of us. When I get comments and emails like that I’ve reached the point where I just delete them. I expect people to take the time to get to know me. I realize that many bloggers out there are kinder and more patient than me and really don’t want to censor anyone, but I’m no longer one of them.

  4. That is an interesting observation – so I guess some people walk away from mine thinking I’m some mushy first-time mommy and most walk away thinking I’m a whiny ungrateful daughter-in-law… yeah, the whiny part IS accurate, I guess. 😀 The other day, some one found my blog via “angry KAD” – wonder if they were disappointed to find that I may be angry and K but not quite an AD.
    I usually hold off commenting until I read a few more posts, click on their links, etc.. Not so much because I’m considerate but because I don’t always like the taste of my stinky foot in my mouth. Some people, on the other hand, don’t mind that as much.

  5. Ha ha, Mama Nabi! Like Sue said, you mean you’re not a kad? How Shocking!!!
    BTW, I’ve been reading your blog, just haven’t had enough time to post anything thoughtful. All my comments would be along the line of, “Yeah!” or “Me too!” and that gets a little boring after a while 🙂

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