Don’t worry if I don’t follow you, because I follow you anyway!
August 1, 2017 8:50am CST
There are some users whom I don’t follow, but I do follow their discussions. I guess it is in the topics they discuss that I find myself getting engrossed with reading their discussions. There are however, some whom I follow that I have not been connecting with them for quite some time now. Maybe one reason is, they respond with single or 2 words only, and for me, I would prefer long comments that would engage me in an interaction. If a discussion is answered by a yes or a no, then for me, that is already the end of the interaction. I still want to interact and question, but when I read a response of “thank you for dropping by”, I would think of that as the termination of my interaction with you, so I leave the discussion and go to another. But don’t worry; I follow you with your discussions, even though I don’t follow you.
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@toniganzon in my own opinion, saying 'hi' is his manner of getting more acquainted with the author of the discussion, but maybe the next responses won't be directed or connected with the topic of the post. maybe it will be "had lunch"?
• Rochester, New York
I agree with you there. I'm not following everyone who is following me but that is because I haven't gotten around to it yet. The ones who give the one word answers tend to get unfollowed if that continues. I understand that sometimes you don't know what to say at times but I would rather get a generic answer instead of one word.
• United States
@ridingbet when I see the single word commenters, I do tend to still make a comment that acknowledges their acceptance or denial, but further investigate why they feel so compelled to react in that way by engaging in further discussion
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
I think I might give too long a reply but can't help myself. It seems I am in a mania stage and am either talking too much or writing too much? At least according to my case manager who calls it pressurized talking. You might now what that is as you are a nurse, a good one, too.You never saw my emails to a dear friend and my sister they must be pages long! I hope i can eventually get rid of this stage
i recall you, my friend. and i even made some comments about your avatars, and i remember one comment from you that you changed your 'heart' avatar in a specific month. i really like to read long and pertinent discussions. it further enhances my thinking and learning processes and comprehension as well. it is okay if you have that pressurized talking. we can have that stage of mania too.
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
@ridingbet I like long comments too it seems like the person has more to say about the subject which means at least to me, that the person put a lot more thought into the subject. Yes I changed my heart in a certain month and I always mean to change according to the season and/or the month but I have been negligent lately. I am going to try and keep up with it. I don't think there is any special holiday or season for August??
i am off, and it is my TV watching day as well. i have a discussion too about followers and following.
I do follow those people who have responded to my post. I have followed those whom I responded but they seemed not taking to respond back to me..and I don't stay long in mylot because i get distracted with some thing else on the net.