Saturday, July 18, 2009
I have 70-something blogs listed over there in my blog roll. I stopped using my Blogger dashboard reader- which may be a mistake. I have more blogs there, blogs that I intend to read but didn't automatically add to my blog roll for whatever reason. So I guess I have some updating to do. But I keep that list over there by "most recently updated" and it is basically how I read my blogs. I have some of you that I actually look for and know when you pop up on the top of the list. And whenever I have a few minutes to ignore my job (the conference call, the e-mail, waiting for a report to load) or ignore my kids (TV is on, they are playing in their rooms, naptime) or ignore my husband (who am I kidding? he's on his computer as much- no, more- than me!)... I pop onto my blog and click through that list of 70-something blogs that I like to read. I have gotten lazy with commenting. Like I'm suddenly shy or something. I feel like I have this self-imposed pressure to be funny or witty. I feel silly leaving a comment that basically just says "Love this post!" But you know what... I'm going to make an effort to do that more often. Because I love it when I get those kind of comments. Not because the comment says anything about my post. But because it's a calling card left by the person who came to read my post. That's the part about comments that I love- knowing who stopped by. I have "real-life" friends that sometimes mention my blog to me. And I love knowing that they read my blog! Christy came with me to music team one night at church- so she could play with my kids while I rehearsed. And 2 of my music team friends immediately knew who she was- "Is that Christy? From your blog?" I just like knowing that someone out there enjoys what I have to say or gets something from it. I enjoy the friendships I've made- the bloggers I feel close to, in some sense. I also enjoy just having even a minor connection to the people I read and who come and read me. So if you come to the blog regularly, feel free to click on that "follow" thing over there. Leave a little comment letting me know you're around. Or just keep coming back and reading, getting whatever it is you get from whatever it is that I put out there.