Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Yakkity Yak

Hi friends!

You may have noticed I've been absent from the blogging world for a bit of time. Or maybe you didn't miss my ranting/snarky/funny/weird/sarcastical voice.  But I have, in fact, not typed a published word in 13 days.

Why, you ask?

'cause I ain't had nothin' to say.

Life has been truckin along. I've done lots of driving, lots of playing, lots of reading.  But not lots of crafting. I kind of lost my muse there for a week or so.  And now I'm getting it back, but making personalized stuff (with last names even, so I really REALLY can't post pictures), or projects that are going to take WAY longer than expected.

So instead of just remaining silent, I actually came up with a discussion question.  And I'd really love to hear from all of you on it.

How do you feel about comments?

Now, some of you, I already know your opinion. You in fact have wonderfully thought out comments about comments already on your blog.

But most of you, I really don't know about.

When do you leave comments?  What makes you NOT want to comment? Do you over think them? Under think them? Ramble too much?

My two cents: I LOVE comments. I love reading them, I love leaving them.  I happen to think I'm pretty smart, and my thoughts are worth reading.  But often, someone starts crying, so I don't get the chance. Or I don't know how to phrase what I'm feeling.

Or more often than not, there's already a bunch of comments.  And really, I'm just a silly little housewife, without much to say, and everyone else can say it better, and who really has time to read the 63rd comment on the exact same topic, and I'm just wasting my time 'cause someone else noticed the exact same thing as me and why bother.

Hmmm. I'd say I've got all the symptoms of having too much to say, and too many insecurities to just say it.

I want to be one of those people that my bloggy friends know, because I comment on their thoughts.
I want to have conversations, let people know who I am, what I'm all about.

If 12 people all said the same thing on my blog, I wouldn't be bugged. I'd take it as a sign that their words are true.

This whole post is more of a pep talk to myself. Which I've decided I'm going to be better about taking to heart.

Who cares how many comments there are.

My words still count too.

*please please PLEASE chime in. 'Cause I want to know you all too.  This blog has more than tripled in followers in the last few months, but I really only hear from the same people. I'd love to know everyone's voice!

5 comments:

  1. I pretty much only comment when I think I have something worthwhile to say. And that doesn't happen too super often. Or, when it's a family member or friend who I just want to tell that I love. I just try to make sure it's pertinent and not at all critical. I fear I sometimes fail, but that's the plan!

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  2. I am all about leaving comments... when it's someone I know personally. When it's a stranger I think "Who am I to them? They're not interested in me or what I have to say." Maybe I need to be less of an online wall-flower. As my good friend says, "If you don't leave a comment, it's just ease-dropping. But if you say something back, it's a conversation." :)

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  3. I used to read every elses comments before I wrote my own. I had to quite doing that because I found it would influence what I would write.

    So now I comment if I have something to say, don't if not and pay no attention to how many other comments there are.

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  4. I don't post comments as often as I would like. I know I love receiving comments on my blog. It's reassurance to me that what I have to say is worth reading. And since I like to read comments from readers, it only makes sense that I should comment on the blogs I read. I don't do it often though. I can't always think of something to say. I definitely over-think my comments and usually don't ramble (with the exception of this comment). And usually when I have something to say but don't comment, it's because it is negative - I wait and complain about it to my husband when he gets home instead of trying to poke holes in others opinions and thoughts on their own blog.

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  5. Sometimes, I do that, too . . . I decide what I'm going to say, then I realize that there are a bazillion comments, and figure my thoughts are probably not original, and is it really worth the effort to say it again? And totally talk myself out of adding my two cents worth to the list. But really? Don't obsess. Don't comment if you don't feel like it. Do comment, if you do. And be happy about no pressure!

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