It takes just as much energy to take offense as it does to deliver it and your intention was not to do so. I'm not offended.
I have been a blogger for 6 years and have been here for 5 of those years. You say you have have blogged here for 3 days. Welcome. :)
Its all about writing to write, not writing to get attention.
In fact the reason most people do blog is to get attention, if that wasn't the case they would have their blog visibility set to "private".
IMO the majority of bloggers do want to create a blog that attracts an ever growing readership and lively discussion in a blog centered community. Most do belong to some social networks to increase the numbers the notices of their publishing a post reaches. They also want to attract enough backlinks to their posts so the blog does earn a good page rank. Consequently, they aim to create even better content every day. Good on them. :)
I recognize there are many different kinds of bloggers and without doubt some are happy to stay behind the garden walls rather than social networking. For example there are bloggers who are posting now to the Showcase Forum, who are happy with the number of readers they have, and they don't care that their blog has a no page rank despite the fact a year has passed. The good news is they are welcome to do that. :)
There's room for all at WordPress.com. :) Every special snowflake can have a cool blog, choose whether or not to make it public or private, and/or choose to promote it or not promote it at all, and if they do choose to promote it they may choose to promote it solely within the WordPress.com community, or beyond it.
Best wishes with your blog. :)