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Just like movie actors, we in blogdom have our own unique language — bloggerspeak. If you are new in town, you may even fall for it. Even seasoned bloggers are not immune to it, I must admit :).

Here is my effort to deconstruct some of it for you. Sometimes I do have so much time to kill, I tell you! Yes, you can thank me all you want in the comments!

I only write for myself. I don’t care for views and followers.
Deconstructed: I have tried to get visitors by hook or by crook but have failed miserably each time. I hate everyone popular to death!

I only want honest feedback.
Deconstructed As long as it is all good :).

I love your writing. You inspire me. I look forward to your posts.
Deconstructed: Only if you give me return visits and leave comments on my blog. My love vanishes if you stop!

Nice post. Amazing. What imagery. How visual!
Deconstructed: This is the best I could do from the comments I read above.

You write so well. I am looking forward to a book from you.
Deconstructed As long as you don’t expect me to buy it.

Who cares for awards? They are anyway dished out only to popular bloggers.
Deconstructed I would give my arm and leg for one but no one considers me.

I like only genuine readers.
Deconstructed By genuine I mean anyone who will comment on my post and also agree with what I write. Even Russian hackers are welcome as long as they add to the pageviews!

Crisp review. I think I will add this book to my must-read list!
Deconstructed: Your review put me to sleep! What book was that again?

This post has been sponsored by ….. But all opinions expressed are my honest views.
Deconstructed: After the client supplied the draft, added a couple of links and changed the tone.

I am so fortunate to have met such fantastic people on my blogging journey. They are friends for life.
Deconstructed: Only as long as they continue to read, comment on and share my work.

Your writing is so simple and beautiful. It strikes a chord every single time.
Deconstructed: Even my 10-year-old child can write better than that.

Hahaha This was so humorous. Fun post! Masterful satire!
Deconstructed: I did not find anything funny but what the hell everyone says it is funny so it must be.

Feel free to add to this list with some of your own gems of bloggerspeak here.

Disclaimer: This is a light-hearted piece. Any resemblance to anyone real and blogging is certainly intended.

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103 Thoughts on “Bloggerspeak deconstructed

  1. More than half of these comments have landed on my blog. But I really dont care because you know I only write for myself πŸ™‚
    Ruch recently posted…U.S Chronicles – The Grand CanyonMy Profile

  2. “No comments” – usually when I’m at a loss for words. Which I rarely am. (Or I can’t think of anything nice to say) πŸ™‚ Interesting list there Racha.
    Humor is sometimes based on generalisation, and usually if people can take that on their chin and in their strides – perfect. But yes, honesty seems to be a lost art amongst bloggers. No constructive criticism nor no acceptance of those either.
    P.S. I’m following this, just because I’m curious πŸ™‚
    Sid recently posted…Pandora’s Box – Ver 2.0My Profile

    • hehe I hope the comments you read here are fun. I guess, yes. Every place and its inhabitants have their quirks. This was really a fun post. If you haven’t noticed, most of these are my own comments :-D. Of course, I always mean them ;-).
      Rachna recently posted…Bloggerspeak deconstructedMy Profile

  3. Now don’t expect comments on a post like this!
    What can I say…we do take flattery to another level.
    Laughed loudest at What book was that?

    • I am surprised that so many people enjoyed laughing at ourselves. I know I did when I wrote this post. So many of these are my own comments or lines. Yes, we do take flattery to another level and I wonder why. It is not really needed. Glad you liked the post :).
      Rachna recently posted…Bloggerspeak deconstructedMy Profile

  4. Ahem! Bus pagli, rulaygi kya?

    So what you are saying is that I am supposed to READ before I comment? Now you tell me? No wonder I have been getting it all wrong. Lol!

    But this was a good one, Rachna. Believe you me, I have resorted to it, too. Initially. Now I comment only if I think the post deserved to know ‘BlogwatiG was here’. πŸ˜‰
    BlogwatiG recently posted…Zindagi, Mere Ghar Aana…My Profile

  5. Ouch! I’ve read these comments on my blog. We bloggers are a breed apart!
    Ritu Lalit recently posted…A weekend with Blogadda in GoaMy Profile

  6. ha ha…true! It sounded like so much like the Rapid fire quiz on Koffee with Karan.
    But needless to say, you got all of them spot on πŸ™‚
    Ghata recently posted…Things Children Teach Us!My Profile

  7. hahaha Rachna I don’t know what to add to that…

    ‘What book was that again ?’ and ‘I only write for myself’ are the funniest ones…!
    nabanita recently posted…Dida…My Profile

  8. nahiiiii…. aisa nahi ho sakta.. ab se mein book review karna chhod doongi cos a lot of the comments that I get say “short and crisp” πŸ™

    πŸ˜›

    Loved this one, nodded my head to all and cried a bit on the book review one πŸ˜‰

  9. Agree fully with your deconstruction, Rachna! Quite a fun and enjoyable post. Each community does develop its lingo and subculture. The challenge is to walk through it and keep one’s authenticity. Your tongue-in-cheek post acts as a good reminder:) Thanks!
    Beloo Mehra recently posted…Cholamandal on the Blog, againMy Profile

  10. I love the first one the best….cos’ there was a whole blog post dedicated to this topic not-so-long ago πŸ˜‰
    Agree with all the points but can’t think of anything more to add. Haan, “I don’t resort to scratch my back and I will scratch yours. But, I return the favour…courtesy you see.”

    • Yes, yes it is courtesy :). But you know, I try to visit every commenter’s site at least once. And that has made me uncover so many fabulous blogs. Of course, those that don’t make an impression do not get repeat audience. Thanks for reading, Janu.
      Rachna recently posted…Bloggerspeak deconstructedMy Profile

  11. Your post is fun to read. But, there are still some genuine people (like me!) who really mean what they say…
    Ah! All those 1000s of real comments I have written… Bachao!!!
    Genuine Question- Time to read between & outside the lines, Rachna? πŸ™‚
    Anita recently posted…Official Friendship Day In IndiaMy Profile

    • Yes, Anita. There are many genuine readers. You know most of these lines I’ve used are mine but I don’t use them frivolously or without meaning them. This was just a fun dig at some quirks of bloggerland. You and I know that cliches exist and so do these deconstructions :). Thanks so much for reading.
      Rachna recently posted…Bloggerspeak deconstructedMy Profile

  12. Truth hurts..but we bloggers do speak this lingo. I cringed when I read many of your deconstructions.
    πŸ™‚

  13. he he he I get them all the time , I am sure you have seen it tooo
    Loved the deconstuction.. I need to go back to the old posts and copy some comments here πŸ™‚

    and what about those who read the first line of the post and the last and then comment πŸ™‚ as i had some saying i shud go and hug my dad or extend their regards to him etc etc.. I have not approved those comments but wanted to say , Sorry mate.. it will be a few years that i can do that .. dont want to die just yet πŸ™‚

    Lovely article πŸ™‚ no one says i like lovely article boooooooooo hoooooooooooo πŸ™ πŸ™

    he he he he
    Bikram recently posted…Friendship DayMy Profile

    • Yes, I have seen them on your blog. Reading the first and last line, yes they are under time constraint I am sure :). No one can accuse you of not reading. You always bring so much happiness and perspective to every post you read. How you do it, I don’t know? But thank you for being so genuine.
      Rachna recently posted…Bloggerspeak deconstructedMy Profile

  14. ramya on August 5, 2014 at 3:55 pm said:

    I went back to my old post and searched for ur comments on it πŸ™‚

  15. Most bloggerspeak, when tweaked a bit, applies to all personal interactions. That’s because many consider blogging as e-gossip!

    I’ve often wondered whether Commenters, Likers and Followers expect to receive Comments, Likes and Follows as ‘return gifts’!
    Proactive Indian recently posted…Cutting a watermelon: a lesson learntMy Profile

  16. These are non(?)standard comments all over the blogsphere..
    For a lot of people,its a cut paste job
    b k chowla recently posted…BAN 4 WORDSMy Profile

  17. Bloggers are a different breed altogether. They love each other and then they hate it each other! We also tend to crib all the time about comments and likes and awards and blah! Sometimes I feel we are a lost cause!! But then, who cares. As long as writing gives us happiness.
    Nisha recently posted…Movie Review – Humpty Sharma ki DulhaniaMy Profile

  18. πŸ˜€ LOL ! Now that you have deconstructed all the standard things that I had planned to say, lemme think.. How about – You can be the new Aunty Acid πŸ™‚
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  19. Hahaha! I don’t think there are any more to add. You covered all the hilariously shallow ones quite well!
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  20. Best time reading this this week!!
    Subhorup Dasgupta recently posted…Three Little Big MistakesMy Profile

  21. This is the best I could do from reading the comments above. Ha ha ha.
    Subhorup Dasgupta recently posted…Three Little Big MistakesMy Profile

  22. Hahahaha..this was so humorous, fun post :P…hahahahahaha
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  23. LOL!!
    nicely deconstructed Rachna!! πŸ˜€

  24. Hahaha! Rachna! When did you steal my dictionary/phrase-book? πŸ™‚

    Though about the only thing I make no bones about is the fact that I am with Isaac Asimov when he says, “When I call for criticism, I mean ONLY praise. If you find something wrong in what I have written, you can keep it. I don’t want it’ πŸ™‚
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  25. What a thought provoking post, ROFL, LOL , and I am so much inspired by your writing.. I will pre-book your book. πŸ™‚

    No seriously whom do we bloggers try to make a fool of in comments ? Each other I guess !
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  26. heheh!!! Great compilation!! You told us to thank you in the comments, so thank you very much!! I will keep this dictionary handy to understand what commentors are really trying to tell me and to make sure I don’t use the same terminology myself!! πŸ˜€
    I love the new header!! LOL!! Is this the one that Shruti made for you?!
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  27. LOL…you opened a can of worms….But, I do agree with Anita…there are genuine readers. I know she does.
    Vidhya Rao recently posted…Saturday Photo Hunt – CloudyMy Profile

    • Of course, Vidhya. There are genuine readers. I am sure of it. This was just meant to poke some fun at the cliches not to undermine all readers and commenters :). Thanks so much for reading.

  28. Rachna, I will only comment on a post that has intrigued me in some way or the other. I lvoe many of your posts but well my fav was your role model one. Truly inspiring πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    I am sure I have used some of those very lines on some blogs… but then I have meant what i said then πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Veens @ Our Ordinary Life recently posted…RetrospectionMy Profile

    • Ah, thanks a lot, Veens. I loved that one too. It was very emotional for me to write. You know, I have said all these lines and always meant them just like you. It is always the intent that matters, isn’t it? πŸ™‚

  29. between love the makeover of the blog… πŸ™‚
    Veens @ Our Ordinary Life recently posted…RetrospectionMy Profile

  30. Can’t stop laughing at this ungodly hour. Nothing to add except one ( I’ve confronted this one recently ) ” You’re my inspiration” Deconstructed : ” I can adopt your ideas and twist them in my own way ”

    …and feeling so scared knowing about that ” short and crisp” thing… Oh God ! really ??? πŸ˜› πŸ˜€
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  31. haha! That’s a fun and light-hearted read, Rachna:)
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  32. Not your reader any more….no more comments for you from today. Time out!

  33. Comprehensive.all-inclusive deconstructions Rachna.
    Now what should i say?I m in a fix.
    But i read you and liked it too.
    Indu Chhibber recently posted…Perfectionism–The Bane of my Life πŸ™My Profile

  34. I am afraid to comment now πŸ˜€
    not only here but on other blogs too.
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  35. Have you noticed, almost everyone said- I’ve got such comments on my blog too. No one said- I’ve also made such comments on people’s blogs.

    This was raw and spicy. Just as I love it.

    The one that truly gets my goat is the blogger who NEVER reads your post and feel they must compensate by leaving the most effusive and garish comment ever conceived. Or the one who is the soul- sister of that one but one of deplorably scant vocabulary. I don’t know which is worse, really.

    Brilliant imagery though. Such masterful satire! You’ve done it again! πŸ˜€
    Dagny recently posted…A Sense of Well-BeingMy Profile

    • Yes, I noticed that, Dagny. Actually, I’ve made all these comments on various blogs or used them in my posts :). Like you pointed out, the words we use may be the same but the intent varies from person to person. Like I said earlier, when you like it wholeheartedly, I know that it is a job well done. Thank you so much for reading, liking and sharing. Your last words killed me :D.

  36. yipes… everyone always tells me how simple my words are.. now I know the truth πŸ™
    From tomorrow onwards, I am keeping a thesaurus beside me while I post. No more small words… I mean “nil speeches of coherent thoughts of miniscule proportions” !
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    • Roshan, I hear simple writing about my posts all the time :). I take it as a compliment devoid of any connotations. Come on, cheer up, you are a popular, award winning blogger :-P!

  37. All this while I actually thought I did a decent job of ‘masterful satire’. My life is a lie. Ezcooz me, while I go and drown myself in the nearest pothole.

    On a serious note, I’m still laughing :p
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  38. Blog bookmarked. πŸ˜‰ trying to be original here. πŸ˜€
    Had fun reading this and agree with what Dagny said. I never had the art of doing tis right. Don’t have a funny bone I guess but it is a post I can surely share. With your permission of course. I usually don’t comment unless I have something worthwhile to say. Sometimes I read and embibe the good from the writings of fellow bloggers/authors. This was good fun.

    • Thanks for enjoying the post, Tikuli. Sometimes I don’t comment either if I have nothing to say and add. Yes, we all learn from each other. So good to see you here.

  39. Nahiiiiiiii…. Yeh to ham sab ki story hai….
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  40. Ouch! This is close to reality πŸ˜€ Still laughing at the book reviews and sponsored posts comments πŸ˜€
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  41. The new look is refreshing .. and as per the comments-sometimes what happens is I kind of do not like the write up but I mostly enjoy reading them, the most mundane ones even .. During such times, I do not comment or when I do, it may seem like a courtesy gesture ..
    simple girl recently posted…Trying to be sane…My Profile

    • Thanks, Simple girl. Glad that you like the new look. Yes, I understand what you are saying and it is a very valid point. Sometimes, we may leave a comment to show that we’ve been there. If we don’t have much to add then it may seem like a forced comment. Sure.
      Rachna recently posted…Bloggerspeak deconstructedMy Profile

  42. regarding the few comments I get, I am mostly happy to get them so I am not bothered about deconstructing them…
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  43. Lol! Thanks for breaking this down Rachna! I will sure keep this one handy all the time πŸ™‚
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  44. Oh dear, and me was thinking I’m getting genuine comments and people must really love me….with all the hahaha’s and “nice” and “lovely” scribbled over my posts!! mera dil toh chur chur ho gaya Rachna!!
    btw, we also always know the genuine comments from the just-brushed-past-your-post ones nah?
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  45. OMG so familiar I must think of some new lines now. Great post Rachna.
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  46. As usual the last to comment πŸ™‚ Only you could have carried the post so gracefully and so humorously, all the while with the tongue firmly in cheek. While I could say something useful on many posts, I used to search for positive things even in not so well written posts and commend that. Then I stopped when reading so many blogs and commenting became too stressful figuratively and literally. And now I have discovered many of your deconstructed blogisms coming true on my blog πŸ™‚
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  47. Ohh no Rachna! You’ve leaked the truth. Now how will I go and comment on any of the blogs that I follow? πŸ™

    I must say you have had quite a few good experiences. πŸ˜€ Very well ‘Deconstructed’ post I must admit. πŸ™‚ I have one to add to the list.

    “I do not write for money or for winning contests.”
    Deconstructed: “I only do it for money and winning contests. This comment is my way to stop you from even attempting to hijack my market share.” πŸ˜›
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    • Good one, Rekha :D. Oh yes, how could I have missed that one especially when no one writes to win contests but only because the topic was so appealing ;-).

      Glad you liked the post. Nice to see you here after a long gap.

  48. Should I or shouldn’t I comment …is the blogger’s Hamlety dilemma now after this deconstruct. Will have to be a little cautious about their interpretations now…:P You hit the nail alright, Rachna!!

  49. Now I have to think twice while framing a comment or a reply.
    EXCELLENT POST RACHANAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! YOu killed it!
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  50. Aur men samajti thi log such much pasand karte hain mere blog ko. Oh God, the problem now is to write or to stop writing !
    You have analysed the reality in its raw form. Can’t help smiling.

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