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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Comments--What Every Blogger Wants

Comments.  Comments.  Comments.

Our blog doesn't get that many comments.  Sure some times we have a post or two that prompts a few but overall we just don't get that many.  And I'm o.k. with that.

When we started this blog, my motivation was to get the creative juices flowing, learn about a new medium, and keep an online scrapbook of my family's various antics.

Of course, every blogger likes  loves to see that their post resonated with someone so much so that they responded but I'm happy just to hear from friends that they read a recent post and that it made them chuckle, smile or nod their head in agreement.

But I must admit that it is so exciting to see a New Comment notification in my email in box--that is until I realize the comment is from a florist who is responding to my Mother's Day Post only to advertise their own services.  Or that the comment is written in Chinese  and once translated it is a porn site trying to promote their "services"---YUCK!  I'm sure there is some blogger term for these "false comments" --what it is I don't know.

But the real comments, the ones where someone provides encouragement, sympathy, understanding (or even disagreement) or their own related story--give me a real high.  Those few words create a connection-even if short lived.   I love the fact that our lives can intertwine whether we know each other or not.

And no, this is not a shameless plug for comments.  It's just a post to say that your comments are appreciated and welcomed- in real time or in the blogosphere.


  1. This is such an honest post. As a reader (stalker of your blog), I wonder why I don't comment more regularly. Hmmm.....In a lot of ways, your blog is such a wonderful insight into your lives and thoughts. It's good to just read and absorb the information--like food for thoughts. Are blogs venues for comments/discussions?

  2. Thanks for the comment! I think a lot of people are lurkers. I'm one too. I don't expect a lot of discussion through our blog, it's really more like we are throwing mud at the wall and hoping some of it will stick.

  3. It's like checking to see if there are any messages on the answering machine or if someone responded to your Facebook status. We crave that acknowledgement and interaction, even if it's only in cyberspace.


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