About What You Said...
I read in a recent post on Holly's blog that she wasn't commenting at her usual haunts, but she wanted to let her friends and visitors know that she was out there reading and visiting and would be back to her usual posting soon.
It made me stop and think about my own comments. You know I don't know if it's just because I've sort of settled into blogland or what, but my compulsion to read and comment everyday at most of the blogs I visit has just sort of gone away. Mostly because I don't think I have anything new to add to the discussion.
When I began my adventures in blogland, I was reading and lurking at different blog sites for quite a while before I'd comment. Once I started commenting though, the flood gates opened. Somehow I began to feel like it was rude to visit and not comment even if I was only echoing what someone else said. Sometimes the blog topic was too interesting or provocative not to comment. Then I went through a "that isn't clever or witty enough" stage and would agonize about what to say.
Yeah, I suffer from worrying about people I haven't met liking me. Sad, but true.
Now I just comment when the spirit moves me. Like tonight for instance, I felt compelled to say something almost every where I visited. Could I tell you why? No. Then again sometimes I don't comment for a week. Again, why? Dunno. The great thing is I don't think about it (much) or worry about it, which is nice.
One thing I don't do any more is read or comment when there are already more than 20 or so comments. Unless for some strange reason I happen to see a post early and comment, you can bet if there are lots of comments (80? 100?) I won't read them all and I won't add to them. Too much work usually and more often than not someone's being snotty to someone else and I'm just not interested.
Anyway, I thought Holly's note to her blog visitors and friends was nice. So like her, I'm just letting you all know I'm still visiting, I'm still enjoying your posts, reviews, anecdotes about your life, but sometimes I just don't have anything to say. Which isn't to say that the next time I visit I won't leave a comment that should be a post on my own blog.