Are you starstruck by anyone? Does someone in the community respond to a post or a tweet and get you all speechless because they actually responded? Is there anyone you are waiting to have respond directly to you? Is there someone that you would like to chat to, but are too chicken? Am I the only one who puts other bloggers on a pedestal?
In a word – yes!
When I first started blogging, there were quite a few names I followed on Twitter who actually followed me back like Matticus and Healbot. I was even more surprised when Matticus even commented on one of my Priest posts one day.
Other big names like Cynwise and Rades, who have not only followed and conversed with me on Twitter, have also taken the time to comment on my Blog. That to me is an even bigger achievement. If only there were blogging achievements, I would be so excited :P It was nice to hear that Cyn liked my keen fashion sense (I seem to be having a Buffy the Vampire Slayer flashback) – in particular my Cymre Jones outfits and other items on occasion. When Vid and Rades published my guest strip on their From Draenor with Love site, I was awed by the great plug I received in the comic description.
Derevka is another priest I’ve been following for a long time. He’s great at number crunching and he even seems to like doing it! I always thought he had a cool yet familiar name until he tweeted that he was a fan of Alias. Of course… one of the more likeable baddies in the show. Disc Priests and Alias. Two very cool things to have in common. I’ve even been known to leave a couple of comments on his site…
I’m always humbled when I see my blog listed on other blogrolls. It’s also exciting when I get traffic from a new source or see my link when I’m visiting someone new or have admired for a long time. In fact, today I saw some traffic from a new site in Russian. I couldn’t help but paste the blurb into Google translator so I could see what they thought.
Автор блога специализируется на интересных картинках. Именно их он и пытается воплотить в конкретных наборах вещей. Помимо бессмысленных для наших нужд Бэтменов и Суперменов, там есть и неплохие идеи.
Author of the blog specializes in interesting pictures. It was their he tries to translate into specific sets of things. In addition to the senseless for our needs Batman and Superman, there’s a good idea.
Translator seems a bit off as well as the gender but otherwise it sounded like a nice comment.
Recently, WoWInsider linked to one of my posts. In terms of traffic, that was by far the pinnacle of my hits for the day. Hopefully the first of more to come :P
— WoW Insider (@WoWInsider) June 7, 2012
I still remember the time Beru sent me an email saying she would like to feature me on their Welcome Wagon post. I wasn’t sure what that was at the time but luckily she linked a few examples so I could get an idea. I was so new to the blogging thing that I was amazed that I had already made an impact and that Bloggers I admire, like Beru, even knew who I was. I always thought it was a bit funny how she linked my Flavours of WoW post as the homepage a couple of times. To me, that was one of my more embarrassing and silly posts but for those who like doing the ST’s it’s going to be an upcoming one in August :P
A few months later, I received an email from Hydra, asking if I would be interested in being a guest on the Twisted Nether Blogcast. That was even more amazing as I wasn’t a big name but maybe they had all been on before /shrug. I admit, lately I’ve been listening to it more and more, as I’m recognising more of the names on the show and consider a fair few of them my blogging friends.
I was surprised one night when Keelhaul tweeted that he liked one of my ‘Mog Me’ Mixes on twitter, I was even more surprised when he actually started following me! Times like that I wish you could freeze frame the moment and have the comment magically appear on your blog :P
As a blogging nooblet, they were my top ones but there have been countless others. I still get a kick when someone I actually know (or met in RL) makes a comment on my blog – besides Navi and Cool as they are my regular RL supporters :)
But to anyone who’s stopped by to say Hi or mentioned me in their Starstruck posts, I thank you :D