I sometimes do a joke, 'those who hate everything 'Annabel' but STILL read my stuff!'.
But I know it is true, people who dislike everything about me, my blogs, my tastes, my opinions, will STILL read my stuff, usually the controversial opinionated stuff. Why IS this?
I of course don't really know, I am no mind reader, but I have a few ideas.
A. Curiosity: They want to see my latest ranting, see what I am bitching about. It's like an accident, people just NEED to see even if it is STUPID to do so.
B. Boredom: Admit it, not much on the Lodestone is interesting unless you are interested in looking at people's pictures or reading their fiction. Few post clickable things that make you want to click that link. If someone sees that I have yet posted another rant, they will look just because there is nothing better to look at.
C. Entertainment: This is the BIG one. Ok, lets face it, people secretly LIKE controversy, they LIKE conflict, they LIKE chaos. This is why reality shows in real life are so popular. Yes they are trashy, but they are like donuts, they are sooooo bad but good!
It's the same with my posts. I post stuff people may not like, but like it or not, it's not BORING, they are entertaining posts. They can be full of arguing, conflict, trash talking, and more. This ATTRACTS people who will read them even though they don't like me OR my posts. They may hate themselves for doing it, but they will STILL do it.
It's like with watching the Bachelor.
"Oh God Annabel, that show is sooooo dumb with those desperate, attention seeking women. HOW can an intelligent woman like yourself WATCH it?"
"Um, yes, (blushing).....I have a problem.... But it IS fun!"
And there is the key word, FUN. My posts are fun reads, they can be stupid, thoughtful, serious, or silly, but they breed comments, they attract people who WANT to comment for both good AND bad. And those comments make for interesting reading.
Am I kind of full of it? Probably. But you who think so are probably reading this, so in a way this, 'full of it', Blonde ditz is right. ;-)
Megalomania? Ha Ha, Oh Lolo, you are Soooooo Funny! Like I think I have ANY kind of power, well except to entertain. ;-)
No, not a necessity, but an addiction!
I am the 'Donuts' of the Lodestone!
I may be bad for you, but I'm oh soooo decadently GOOD!
Hey, I LIKE that, I may use it as my tag line!
Yes Esper, fun posts ARE the best posts! There are TOO few of them on here!
Hmmmm Yoko, 'Hate to Love'.....that COULD be true! ;p
Anna dear you're like the Lodestone's very own Kardashian! The urge to keep up with you is simply too strong to resist.
As former Queen of the Lodestone, it is my matronly duty to both foster and chastise your growth in the role.