WAS IT SOMETHING I SAID?
I gained a new subscriber this morning. Somebody new, I hadn’t seen the name before. But I can’t remember what it was, because in the intervening eight or so hours, they unsubscribed.
This has happened before. Usually it is someone with a right-wing bent who subscribes and then reads a few back entries, inevitably discovering my left-wing bent. But I never got a chance to visit this new subscriber’s site, so I don’t know if that’s the case this time. And, most of my recent entries are vacation fluff. What could have chased them away?
Do you ever unsubscribe from Xangas? I do, when my list becomes unwieldy and I find I am skimming or skipping a lot. I hate it, because I don’t want to hurt anybody’s feelings. Once somebody even emailed to ask if they had offended me after I unsubscribed. (They hadn’t.) I try to limit my Xanga time to something reasonable, and that means holding my subscriptions down. Y’all are a talkative bunch.
How do you decide which sites to subscribe to? I lean towards the intelligent and witty. Sometimes I’ll ditch some intelligent and witty sites and pick up different ones, just for variety. Then later I’ll pick up the ones I ditched again. It’s all for entertainment value, and I hope nobody takes it personally. There are a few talented writers I’m still subscribed to even though they rarely or never post. (Ordinarybutloud, you still out there? Writejaywrite, I’m lookin’ at you, buddy.)
So, my brief subscriber, I hope you’ll come back some day. Maybe I’ll even subscribe to your site for eight hours. Peace.