Want to know something that really brings me tidings of great joy? Blog comments. I love them. As in: LOVE THEM, love them. I’d totally eat them for breakfast if I could. Actually, sometimes I do.
And I’m not just talking about the complimentary comments, either. I’m talkin: all of ’em. Constructive? Critical? Short? Long? Thought-provoking? Not? Get in my belly.
Without comments, it gets a little lonely on this interweb, you know? I start to wonder whether anybody’s actually reading.
And in case you think I don’t listen, I not only VALUE your opinions, I often IMPLEMENT your ideas. When I wrote, “Shut Up and Work Out Already,” Marissa motivated me to get back into Hot Yoga. When I wrote, “Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect Another Stroller,” the reader who refers to herself as “Happily Hydrated” motivated me to go out and find a Step-2 Push-Around Buggy–which Punga loves!
I could go on.
So here’s what I want you to know about WordPress comments: they don’t work the same way as Facebook comments. As in, you won’t receive an automatic update when I reply. If you’re interested in seeing my response, you have to come back to see it.
I recognize that the check-back is inconvenient for you, my lovely reader, and for that, I apologize. If I could reprogram the system, I most certainly would. And if I could feasibly continue with my previous approach to mitigating this situation, I’d do that too.
But I can’t do it, Johnny. I just can’t do it.
Previously, I would reply to you on my blog, and then, just to make sure you were aware of my utter appreciation for your sentence or sentences, I would find another way to contact you too: email, facebook, text, message in a bottle, all of the above, etc, etc.
While I was happy to hunt down my readers, the time commitment for appreciation-sending was getting extravagant. As it stands, I can barely make time to shower, never mind finding the time to send smoke signals.
So, if you leave me a comment and you don’t get any notification that I replied, please don’t think I’m dissing you. Au contraire, mon ami! Just come on back and you’ll see my response.
In the unlikely event that you return to MommaGooseLand and I actually HAVEN’T replied, please don’t be offended by that, either. I probably read your comment, did a happy dance in appreciation, and then ran off to hurl my body between my son and the magnetic force emanating from danger around here. And then I just plum forgot.
Or maybe I’m out flying my plane again.
Is there anything I can do to make reading this blog easier for you?