Saturday, August 22, 2009

YAAAAAY! I'm the first

... to comment on the phenomenon of saying "Yaaaay, I'm the first to comment" on other people's blogs. (Sorry if you were expecting anything more dramatic from this post's title.)

I've noticed on some of the more popular blogs that there are at least half a dozen comments which say "Yay! First to comment" or "First" (as if that's an achievement - or is it meant to show the single-minded dedication of the commenter to the blog being commented on?).

What I'm getting at is, do they not realise that the perceived absence of comments doesnt necessarily indicate the actual absence of any previous commenters? In other words, it's just that the blogger has not yet vetted and published the remarks that have been left. Which is why one gets to see the half-dozen or more comment(er)s all celebrating that they're "first".

Awww....

7 comments:

Blogeswari said...

Praying that I am the phaashhhtu comment on the blog

rads said...

lol, yea, I find the whole thing silly. Also, just coz there are no comments doesn't mean the post hasn't been read first ;-))

ummon said...

:( i'm not the first? at least in the first 3, so please to appreciate my dedication.

Richard Crawford said...

That explains the graffiti I saw on the recently re-painted wall of a bathroom in California. It said, "First post!"

inbavalli said...

Yay! I get the bronze here :D

Kamini said...

These people are seriously unemployed and must live singularly dull lives to get a thrill out of something like this.

TBC said...

Oh no! I'm the 6th (?) to comment here! :(