Monday, May 04, 2009

Bah, Humbug

I am having one of those bah, humbug moments.

What is it with a site, author or blog having a name for their followers? Do people actually like that?

Doesn't it suggest they are followers, not in the "I read it because I want to" way, but in a "I love you because you are so righteous" sort of way.

And what is it with authors referring to their "fans". Who really identifies as being a "fan" of anything except perhaps a sports team.

Maybe I just need a reality check. But it seems to me that I follow a blog, not a blogger--and I am a fan of a book, not an author...


LVLM(Leah) said...

I agree with you about blog owners having names for their followers. That makes me feel uncomfortable and makes it sort of cliquish, which is a turn off.

But I think authors can have fans. Celebrities, musicians and other famous people have fans and fan clubs, so I don't see it different for an author.

Of course if it's an author who isn't famous but just has a small following, than it looks a little lame to call their "readers" fans.

Teddy Pig said...

I have never wanted fans but minions, now there is something to get into.
They just sound tougher and more menacing. Not the type you want to meet in a dark alley. Back or I shall call forth the minions!

Anonymous said...

We have a pet name for the people who come to our's "visitor".
But minion is nice!!

Seeley deBorn said...

Please please please can we be the ERECtions?

Anonymous said...

ERECtions - I like it! LOL

e-Pub comparisons for the eyes -
revealing bad contracts in disguise.

K. Z. Snow said...

I don't want any Snowflakes. Really. I don't.

ERECtions, though...that's pretty danged irresistible.