A couple of days ago, I got to thinking about getting to know the people I am connected with better. I do pretty good keeping up when someone posts something, but I realized I haven't talked one- on- one a whole lot with the people I am connected with. I figured, what is the point of being connected with someone if you hardly ever talk with them; but at the same time- it seems like a huge task keeping track of who's who. So, I thought to myself; ok I'll go around and "ping" everybody to say hello. After a few people, I realized that I couldn't come up with something unique to say 180 something times, and was just saying the same thing basically; and if I'm going to just say the same thing over and over- I may as well be copying and pasting- which isn't as sincere to me.
I was also thinking about the fact that it's sometimes difficult to keep track of what I've commented on, so I've had the following situation: Someone will ping me, or otherwise thank me for commenting on their article; and I can't remember which one it was- so then I go to the person's profile and look- cause I don't want to look like a dumbass and reply to the person saying "uh, which article was that?" Does anyone but me ever think about or run across these kinds of issues? Do you talk directly to everyone you're connected with? or am I just having a blonde moment, and I'm the only one who has these kinds of issues? :-)
I'm just curious I guess.... do you consider it insulting if you're connected with someone, but rarely talk to them directly? Does anyone else have trouble keeping track of what you've commented on, so when someone thanks you; you're clueless? It be interesting to hear other's points of view on this, and I'll take this opportunity to say hello to everyone I'm connected with; and to thank you for reading my ramblings :-)