Sunday, 8 June 2008

I'm Putting YOU on the Naughty Spot!

You may remember how I previously mentioned I am a huge advocate of Supernanny and her Naughty Spot technique. In recent months it is even working supremely (not to mention frequently) well with Eli. I find it really gets the point across with my kids, both simply and effectively. Plus Eli has outgrown the stage where he would loudly mock cry and attempt to sit on Thomas the whole time he was on the naughty spot. Which Thomas clearly didn't really appreciate at all (though I did find it quietly hilarious).

So this leads me to the point of my post today. The nice people at Sitemeter recently sent me an email saying my blog had attracted 1700 visitors in the few months that I have been blogging. Obviously for a second I felt so incredibly special. Then reality sadly kicked in. If my blog has had 1700 visits then why oh why has it only had 182 comments? (Yes, I did count all of them specifically to reinforce my point and it was worth every single mundane second!)

Now I am happy to consider the point that sometimes people check my blog only to find it hasn't been updated recently, hence no new posts to comment on. But seeming as I generally blog thrice weekly or so I'll divide the 1700 visits by the 7 days in a week and multiply by 3 (I know I am a maths genius!) to determine that 728 times whenever someone checked my blog they would have been greeted by a brand new somewhat spectacular post.

I am not considering that what you read on my blog didn't deserve comment, that is not even possible. Especially considering I generally neglect keeping my house clean to update my blog (which I hasten to add is a very small sacrifice).

Commenting by the way could not be easier:

  • You don't need a Google/Blogger Account,
  • You can simply choose the name option and input your actual name,
  • Or else you can do what Rob does and leave anonymous comments and claim it wasn't you,
  • You don't even have to be someone I know, frankly I am more than happy for anyone to read and comment about my endless ramblings on life. (BTW I know you're out there because those nice Sitemeter peeps let me know location and pages visited of every single person who visits my humble blog!)
So somehow I am missing 546 comments. Well that is naughty behaviour if ever I saw it!

Therefore.....

I am putting you on the naughty spot.

I am even dispensing with Supernanny's preferred manner of providing a warning to allow people a chance to change their behaviour. She says when behaviour is serious enough to warrant it skip the warning and get straight to the discipline. You have to be cruel to be kind after all you see.

(In a stern tone) You people haven't been commenting on my blog like you should and it is simply just not acceptable behaviour. Now you can sit there for x minutes (x being a minute for every year of your life, so for some of you that's a really LOOOOONG time).

So there you have it, while you're on the naughty spot thinking about what you have done (or failed to do in this instance) I am going on strike! No more blogging for me until previously mentioned behaviour is fully rectified!

I need apologies, hugs and kisses people! Then I'll happily forgive and blog on.

But until then 'Au Revoir' while I go cry into my pillow about not feeling the love.

22 lovely comments:

Shannon said...

Wow, there are a lot of naughty lurkers out there!
I'm going to plead my case though in the effort to get my punishment reduced (although I'm sure that I'll be sitting in front of the computer for 32 minutes regardless!)
I will admit to visiting your blog without commenting on occassion- however I have commented more often than not. Can I at least get time off for good behavior?!

Rachael said...

I go along with Shannon - I try to leave a comment most of the times I visit your blog too . . . but we need to remember that I've only recently entered the exciting addiction of blogging. As for those other - I'm sending you some extra hugs, kisses, and love. And PLEASE don't go on strike because I love reading your stuff!

Priya's Mommy aka Bree :) said...

Ok, Ok, you got me. Carol, it's funny because in truth,I hardly know you since we only spent - what - a week or so together doing EFY? But I do admit that I have added your blog to my Google reader list so I am aware every time you update your cute little blog and now I know more about you and your cutie little kids than I do about some of my life long friends! I can't promise I'll comment too much more frequently, but I DO promise that I really enjoy your blog and love the fun insites I get while reading it! Take care and much love!
Bree Lemke-Heaton
ps feel free to check out my blog @ silly-little-things.blogspot.com

Zoe said...

Your so funny! I would comment more on peoples blogs but it's accomplishing something when I can actually check my friends blogs or write my own. I do love blogging though, I wish more friends would do it. I do love your blogs, it's nice to come on here and catch up.

AMY said...

I will have to agree with the two above. In fact, you are one of the only people I comment on. Just looking at blogs takes so much time, much less commenting on other blogs and keeping my own up. Have you seen my list of blogs? I can't keep up. But since you are practically my best mate (plus your blog is far more interesting and funny than most) then I'll keep commenting to keep you happy!

Candice said...

Ok, Ok, I felt as though this post was written especially for me. As the red drains from my face I will confess...I am one of those un-commenting readers!!! I don't even know you and I LOVE your blog. I am Shannon Limburg's older sister Candice Nelson. I happened upon your blog while lurking on hers and got a hoot out of your life experiences and your honesty in dealing with them. You crack me up. I can see why you have had 1700 hits! You can't go on strike...we need your humor as stay at home mom's. :) Please!!!!!! Thanks for the good times.

Stephanie Cunningham said...

I'm sorry I'm naughty! If it makes you feel any better most people don't leave comments on my blog either. Of course I am not nearly so diligent as you. I'm sorry--I will be better!

Jill said...

Ahhh, the lurkers. I admit, I'm not the best at commenting....I do enjoy your posts though! So, I'm sorry. (she says while looking you in the eye) and I will try to better! I echo your sentiments. Comments are a wonderful thing!

Heidi said...

Don't feel too bad, love. I get 70-100 hits a day, and I'll be damned if I don't only get ten comments. That's serious naughtiness.

Megan Mitchell said...

You had to wait until a few days after my birthday to put us on the naughty spot, great now I have an extra minute. I have to admit, I check in here when I can and love reading your blog but I am guilty of not commenting most of the time. I will think about that while I sit here for the next 26 minutes.

Dana said...

Ok, you are my #1 commenter, so I have to leave you one. I promise I try. My biggest problem about commenting is that I usually find people's blogs when they are well established, and then I get so caught up in reading them that I forget to comment. Sad, I know, I have an obsession to get to the end, so that I can stay caught up. I've been working on this though.

Melissa said...

Aww, Carol! So sorry that I haven't left enough comments on your blog! I really, really do enjoy reading your blog! So please don't go on strike!!! I'll do my part to be a better blog reader and comment more often. But, I do have a good excuse to not comment.... Most of the time I am nursing the baby when I'm surfing the "net" and reading blogs, etc, so I don't get around to commenting most of the time cause I really SUCK at one-handed typing! ;)
Just so you know, we DO love you!!! xxxooo

Jayme said...

WOW you are serious! I am going to leave a comment so I can get out of the naughty spot! I love hearing about the boys!

Ashley (Sweethearts) said...

I didnt even know you could comment without having an account, otherwise you probably would have gotten tired of my comments! lol I hope enough people beg for forgiveness soon bc I love reading your blog!!

jayme said...

Ok, i tried to leave a comment earlier & it never appeared! I love reading about your exciting life!!

alisha said...

Alright Miss Comment Nazi, I will leave a comment.
I have thought the same thing about my family blog, noone ever posts a comment and I know that people read it. You've inspired me to put my family on the naughty spot.
I do have to agree with rachael, please don't stop blogging. You are the only one of my friends who does consistently, and now that I am on summer vacation I need some good blogs to read.

Citoyen said...

So basically today you ran out of material to write about and HAD to nit pick to find something to post about? ;)

Jokes aside, I'd feel like a psycho stalker if i commented on every blog i read. I read a LOT. Do you really feel comfortable having your conscious being reminded that many people know all about you?

The Limbys said...

Carol so sorry for my slacking. I to am one of those readers that doesn't comment as much as I should. Please, Please forgive me I really enjoy reading your blog it is very entertaining. We love ya hope to here back from you soon. Shannon
P.S. Chris says to stop being a phatty and get back to writting. I think he reads it more then I do!!!

Cami said...

OK, I'm one of the naughty lurkers out there too! But, to my defense, I just love to read your blog, because it's so fun and interesting, and you update it so often, so I always have something new to read. So you should be proud that everyone loves to check you out!

Jodi said...

No Comment

Jen said...

I think this may be the first time visiting your blog (maybe) so I guess I'm off the hook on this one. I love comments too! It is such a great feeling to have someone repy to something you said. It's like getting an letter in the mail--really makes my day!! I like your blog so I'll definitely try to come back again (and of course comment). :)

Formercitygirl said...

Glad you stopped by so that I could find your wonderful blog. Will definitely stop by again and leave a comment.