When I'm really in the stalking groove and enjoying a blog, I'll jump around from story to story. I also almost ALWAYS read your profile and see if we have anything in common (like a diet coke addiction), if you've got self-depricating humor (my favorite), and where you live. Sometimes I read so much of a blog that I think we're friends and that I actually know you in real life (Melissa, Emily, Julia, Jasmine).
But the one thing that I CANNOT stand is when I don't know what you look like! It baffles me when writers put so much of their soul into their blog and yet don't let us see their faces. A blog (even if it's just your thoughts and words) is your way of selling yourself...isn't it better to do that in person rather than through a logo???
Which brings me to the NUMBER ONE offender...Deanna. Deanna is the DomesticChicky and the Apronista. She designs blogs, hosts two of her own, and is a photofiend (like me). We've had an online friendship and have even chatted while watching The Bachelorette (her fav, not mine) and yet I never knew what she looked like, until Saturday.
Deanna and I both decided to attend the OC Blogger's Ball and I suggested that before we go, we meet up...and then I persuaded her to let me take some profile pics. And she relented!!! I'm so glad she did, because the pics turned out so nicely and I'm hoping that homegirl decides to use them on her blogs!!!
So, now that we've taken care of Deanna...who else do we need to yell at??? Please bloggers, don't be afraid to show us your smiling face! I promise it will make people want to read you even more!!!