OK, this is probably going to sound really mean, but it’s been grating on my nerves for a while now. WTF is up with all those people that come out of the woodwork whenever a blogger does a giveaway? For example, I follow a really awesome blogger, who gets probably an average of 10-20 comments per post–except for the days when they do giveaways, and then suddenly it’s all; “OMG! I love your blog! I want free stuff! You’re so amazing that I’ve never bothered to read your blog or comment before, but I NEED whatever it is you’re giving away!!” And suddenly, instead of the 15 or so of us who are faithful readers/commenters it’s 200+ commenters. Maybe there really is that many “lurkers” on a blog, but somehow I just have trouble believing it. (Because I do a lot of lurking, but I’ll still post the occasional comment, just to let someone know that I appreciate what they’re doing.)
I actually had planned a giveaway fairly soon (which is part of what prompted this post), with much weight being given to my faithful commenters/subscribers, because I’m not excited about sending something to a person who’s never taken the time to acknowledge my existence up until there was free stuff.
Maybe I’m being too harsh?