I don't know about you, but I am always excited to see comments after my posts. This is another aspect of my Blog obsession/addiction. Some of the Girls (a.k.a. best buds) have been so sweet and thoughtful to read my blog and comment when they can. This just makes my day for several reasons.
- Each of these Girls is a very busy mom with very busy little people. They squeeze in time to keep in touch, which is sooo thoughtful.
- We are able to stay in contact and also get to know each other in different ways. Every blog post is different. From updates on families and activities, to little things like daily chores, to funny experiences, to deeper thoughts and reflections. Every post shares a little piece of "me", whatever the "me" is feeling & doing at that particular time.
- I feel more connected. One of my dear friends recently moved and is adjusting to life in her new home and town. Even though she is 5+ hours away, I still feel close which is wonderful.
- I am not a great phone person (I guess I need to work on that). I always feel like I'm interrupting or intruding. That might not even be true, but it's the excuse I tell myself. Blogging, while not as personal, seems to be a nice compromise. People can read and comment at the time that's best for them. (I promise to try to become a better phone person!)
Sometimes I wonder who else is out there? I have noticed on my cluster map that people from all over have "dropped by for a visit". I think that's great. Why don't they comment? Why do I worry that they didn't? Silly, but then I feel inadequate, my blog isn't interesting, an so on. I guess my blog has self-esteem issues.
Challenge to self: Even though I don't know someone, if I can relate to their post, I challenge myself to leave a comment.
Do you comment on blogs that interest you, but you may not know them personally?