Yes, yes I do! Yes, I do need to see it in writing. Your opinion is what I need to see in writing. Your comments. Your Likes.
Why? Just because. It shows others what I’m made of. It shows others that there are people out there that care, that appreciate – or maybe not appreciate. I could handle that. It shows me that you are seeing, and reading, and understanding what I am trying to do. It makes me feel that you look for me every day anticipating the message I am sending. That’s why. Because it makes me feel better.
I’m still honing this skill of writing and what you think is important to me. This blog I write weekly helps me to master those writing skills. I feel it builds endurance. Your comments and likes push me even farther toward my goal.
Believe it or not it may make you feel better too. When I started blogging I was a little intimidated in posting comments on blogs of others. Yes – even when I felt like there was something valuable I could contribute. I had an opinion and someone out there cared enough to acknowledge my opinion or comment.
Yes, I reply to all comments on my blog. Isn’t that what I am supposed to do? Sometimes I reply twice or even thrice. It all depends on what you have to say. I reply to comments made on Crossing The Line Facebook page. I reply to all comments made to me in person. I would even reply to reviews on Amazon for ‘Crossing The Line’, but I don’t think that can be done.
No, I’m not the COMMENT QUEEN. I’m far from that. Ask Andrew. He thinks I’m the ‘QUEEN OF SEWING’. LOL! I read other blogs that I follow and when I like or comment I sometimes see, “You and 80 other bloggers have liked this post so far.” Also there is, “64 Comments for this post”. Where are my 80 LIKES and 64 COMMENTS? That may be a little extreme. I’m just a small blogger in this relatively new world of blogging. I’ve only been around for a year.
I’ve made some acquaintances – I like to call them friends – from commenting back and forth on other blogs. You know who you are. 😉 That’s what’s going to happen when you put yourself out there, so don’t be shy!
I know you’re out there. I can see it from my stats. I also know a few of you are out there because I know you personally and when we bump into each other I always get a personal comment from you about my most recent post. Thanks for that and I’m glad I can reply in person, but just in case we don’t bump into each other I’d still like your opinion! 😉
I also try to visit the sites that have liked my posts not leaving a comment, and I leave a thank you comment and sometimes even follow if it’s an interest to me. I feel that’s good blogging etiquette or is there a rule book on that somewhere I’ve missed?
Don’t stay lurking in the background. Hit that like or comment button. Try it – you’ll like it!