As many of you know, since I started writing this blog (it will be 3 years on Feb 2nd), I’ve not found a comfort zone with regard to responding to comments. I do read every one. I appreciate every one. And something inside of me always feels a little rude for not at least saying, “Thank you”. On the other hand, I’ve thought that if I commented every time, I might be taking the focus away from the community; like I was trying to insert myself into every conversation. This morning, after reading a comment that actually spoke to this (my responding or not) I thought, “Why not put this out as a question to the community?”
So I am asking for your honest feedback here. My feelings will not be hurt if you tell me that you find it annoying, discouraging, or inconsiderate when I do not respond. I really want to know what you are feeling. As I write this, the words, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” are going through my mind. How do I feel when I comment on someone’s blog and they respond…even with just a “thank you Mary”?….I love it.
So, maybe I’ve gotten my answer, but I still want to hear from you…AND I am going to respond!
“The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community.” William James