Wednesday, October 13, 2010


So despite what Jeff told me about the do-hicky to plug the camera to the computer being in the drawer to the right, it's not, to the right.

So instead of posting about something funny Henry said, I decided to wax eloquent about comments.

First of all, when I write a post, I usually am not thinking at all about who will read it.

I just like to share things about our family and life, and occassionally when Jeff will tell me that a co-worker has told him about reading my blog (thank you, thank you by the way dear co-workers of Jeff) I realize,"oh, people read this. Oh yeah."

But once something is written and I have hit publish, then I am quite suddenly aware of who may read, and who may comment.

And then I check back through the day to see what people have had to say about my words.

I would love to say that I don't care, but that would be a total and complete, utter lie.

I do care. I base the worth of my blog post on how many people have commented on it. I read every comment as if it's a note from a long lost friend.

I cherish every word said. Truly I do.

In fact, I may obsess a little and wonder what made one post garner more attention than another.

It could be that most of us don't post a comment unless something really moves us, or something exciting has happened or something tragic.

And I understand.

But I know you're out there, the people that read and never comment.

And I want you to know that I appreciate all of you. Every person who comments, and every person who reads without commenting, and every person who will email me from time to time to say they loved something about my blog. (you know who you are dear friends in Utah, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island.)

But I realize I have also been remiss in my responses. Sometimes someone will comment and say something so funny or kind and I may laugh or smile or feel touched, but I don't comment back.

So now I'm going to. You may count on me talking back to you through the comments section on this blog. That way you know I'm listening, that I care (alot) and that you matter to me.

Now I am off to have a fantastic day, which I hope for all of you as well.

And tomorrow Jeff will have found my do-hicky and I will have a short but awesome post about Henry.

Til then.


  1. Well, let me be the first to comment by saying I LOVE to read your blog and that I, too, LOVE to get comments on mine. Something that you are great at!

    So, Yay! for comments. And Yay! for people reading. And Yay! for Amy's Spoonful of Sugar!

  2. Everyone feels this way. It's like we're all secretly back in middle school and this is how we are validated...I just added the "Followers" section to my blog and cried a little when I saw that I only sad for me. My sitemeter says I have a lot more readers but it's killing me to have only 9 followers. How lame is that? So, I know how you feel.

  3. I used to watch daily as my followers went up,and then, inexplicably, it stopped. So now I have worry over that. But oh well, I suppose. I have to remember that I really did start this as a way to journal about my family, my life, whatever I wanted. So it really shouldn't matter, Iguess. But it does, it does it does!! (obviously I identify witht he middle school analogy)

  4. I comment because I know it feels good to have people read besides "just family" :)

    You know I was reading a post I had just written on mine and thought "I wonder what the next one is" and clicked on it and found you! AND then saw that you had a Norah too only without the "h"
    God works in crazy ways sometimes!!
    Thanks for being the "next blog"

  5. Ooh I'm a closet reader. :) I don't comment much because I usually don't have anything worthwhile to say. But I love your blog. :)

  6. I am alot like you where I love it when people comment! It doesn't happen as much as I would like but when it does yay! I love reading your blog and even if I dont comment dont feel bad I will try and do better:)

  7. You guys are awesome! And perfectly crazy-welcome! I'm so glad you're here. And don't worry Angie, I don't get sad about it all, I just love hearing what everyone has to say.


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