Tuesday, May 06, 2008

On Commenting

If you've ever wondered whether you should leave a comment on a blog or not...how comments are viewed by bloggers and by other readers...whether it's okay to read and never comment...there's a great post at I Should Be Folding Laundry which will be enlightening!! (HT to Fried Okra)

A comment is more than just a comment, it's feedback, it's conversation, it's appreciation. You not only hold our "paycheck" in your hands, you also hold our longevity. A blogger who is appreciated is more likely to be a happy blogger and a happy blogger blogs for a long time and doesn't stop because they are under appreciated or frustrated.


I'd just emphasize what she said about it being fine NOT to comment too. Numbers are also affirming, and so is someone telling me in person or in an email that they read my blog! It is a HUGE compliment to me just knowing that people take time, regularly or irregularly, to read what I've written. So thanks to everyone who's ever let me know (in any way) that you're out there!

Along these lines, I've been feeling the need to apologize to some of my blogging friends that I haven't been able to visit and comment much at your blogs for the last month or so, since we found out we are moving! I hope y'all see this and understand. I KNOW so many of you do. I miss your wisdom, your inspiration, your hilarity, your stories. I'm trying to tune in when I'm able--and when I do, I compulsively read back through everything I've missed, not just the top post--so I don't miss it all. I just get it late!

9 comments:

Jenny in Ca said...

here's a little comment-love your way...! We all get busy like that, too- it's nice to see a familiar name once in a while.

good luck on the move!

Linds said...

We know. I am like that too at the moment, and while I try to read as much as I can, sometimes there is no time to comment! But I always make it back in the end. You carry on, my dear. We will be here wating to see the big move complete at last!

Anonymous said...

By the way, I have some smaller moving boxes. Do you need any?
Lori C

Brea said...

I think we all go through times like that (I'm kind of in one right now, minus the whole moving thing!), so most bloggers understand when it happens. :) I'm still praying that the move goes well, especially since you've filled your ER requirements.

~Brea

Bronwen said...

No need for apologies Jeanne! We can tell you have a fair amount on your plate right now.
Take it easy and don't tire yourself out too much packing up... and after the move unpacking! You'll get back to our blogs with your pearls of wisdom when the time is right.
I'm amazed your still blogging regularly with all that's going on.

Ann Voskamp @Holy Experience said...

Sending love your way, Jeanne...

Terri Tiffany said...

Loved your reasons why we should blog to each other! So many times I read and move on--but not this time!! Blessings!

Amy said...

Just wanted to say I LOVE your blog!

I don't often comment on blogs but am making a better effort to show my appreciation to those blogs I enjoy...and learn from.

Sherry said...

Comments are great, aren't they? So is a SOLD house when you're ready to move on. Congratulations and my prayers for the Lord's continued blessings on your church plant.