Ok I have a confession to make. I read a good number of blogs throughout the week. Many of them leave me inspired, convicted, happy, or just laughing. However, I also need to admit that I rarely if ever leave comments on these blogs. I don’t know what it is, but I guess I just see other comments, or I might see no comments, or I can’t think of anything to say off the top of my head so I just close the browser and move on with my life. I was affected by the blog and grateful to the writer for taking the time to post it, but often decide it isn’t worth my 30 seconds to express that appreciation to them.
Then I started to think about it in reverse. Hundred’s of people read my blog everyday, but the sad story is that I don’t know who most of you are. Sometimes people put links to my blog on their blog and I can follow it back to read yours. And some people leave comments which always puts a big smile on my face. But when I look at my stats I see hundreds of entries like “126.96.36.199” which is a number assigned to someone who has visited 54 times in the past few months. However, I have no idea who you are. I love knowing who is reading, and if you have a blog I want to see it! Let’s be friends!
All said I am making a resolution to leave comments on blogs I appreciate. It doesn’t need to be eloquent, it doesn’t need to be long. Even something as a simple as “nice” and my name I’m sure will let someone know the time they took to articulate their thoughts and post them on the internet was appreciated by me.
Thanks for posing for my illustration Greg! Every post needs at least a little color. =).