Comments make me smile. I love it when someone leaves a comment on one of my blog posts.
When I started blogging in 2010, I didn’t think that it would matter if anyone read my blogs or not. My only goal, at that time, was to record my thoughts and practice writing. As I visited other blogs and left my comments on them I felt a sense of community develop. It felt nurturing.
I know at least one other person feels this way. Kathryn McCullough discusses this very topic on her blog post titled “Gone Blog-Wild and Comment-Crazy!”
But. Did you anticipate a “but’?
However wonderful it is to write blog posts, share stories, visit other blogs, leave comments and reply to comments, it is time-consuming. I didn’t realize just how time-consuming until this week when I signed up for the Post A Day challenge.
I love all the blogs I visit and I love to leave comments, but it doesn’t leave much time for things like; paying work, projects that I need to finish in the next couple of months and tending to the state of my health.
So…I’m re-thinking the idea of blogging. I’m thinking about taking some “work offline” time, at least, for a couple of months while I focus on other things. I dunno….I’m still processing or maybe pondering is a better word. Maybe, I’ll wait a day or so before I decide for sure.
Do comments make YOU smile too?