Yanno, i get ya. Its funny, how much we do for these people that dont care...but i mean, im sure you know this, but they are but a fraction of your audience, there are plenty more that read your story diligently. And hey, dont let them bring you down- you do so, so much for us. I hope you have a good day, despite the stupid and lazy people
i appreciate that, i really do
but when i get more of those asks, and asks that are thoughtless and more like some random question/shitpost, than i do asks that have actually taken the time to go back a page or two, it feels like maybe that’s not the case
certainly, i know i have people who have read through the blog, and i keep going for those, i keep going for the people who reach out to me and tell me they like what i got going so far, i work hard for the feedback and comments and communication.
but i feel like, a lot of the time, those people don’t reach out back to me. i have an ask blog going and i rarely get asks that help advance plot. i rarely get asks that go into something i purposely left open for people wonder about.
i wonder how many people have questions but shrug and say, “oh they’ll get to that one day”, or, “they probably got that ask rn”. because i dont. i really dont. and if i did, receiving a similar ask isnt bad because it tells me people noticed something, and theyre actually reading what i post and want to know more.
you might see more of the plotty asks than the “fodder” asks but thats purely filtering on my end.
i filter content and the type of asks i receive to create an image that i have a lot more interest in certain things than others, and it used to help create more interest for those topics than not. like when i answered one or two asks that asked andante to punch them, i got so many more asking the same thing. when i just didn’t answer them, they stopped.
but that no longer works as well. and trust me. i delete more than you’ve seen. so on my end it feels more like i receive the fodder asks than not.
i even get people in I.M telling me they don’t even really read my blog at all, but still try to throw opinions at me when they’re totally wrong. those really stuck w me
because of the rising popularity in a different type of ask blog, wink wink nudge nudge, the amnt of asks ask blogs themselves receive have gone down dramatically from what ive seen (fucking ironic right? considering the name ask blog). i now can’t even filter that well, because i just dont have much to work with anymore.
i should make posts asking for asks but it feels so disheartening doing that.
i should interact w other blogs to gain more exposure, but im so fuckin a-social and picky on the types of blogs i even follow that i don’t even care much to do that anymore.
i used to admire the fact my q posted twice a day and now i realize, that i probably couldnt do that anymore even if i wanted to