Dear wonderful reader! (s?) -
A humble request on behalf of myself and all else who call themselves bloggers. Your comments matter. A lot. Maybe too much, sometimes, but perhaps not. Think of it like this: You're 10 years old. You just cleaned your bedroom. Did your best. Even threw away the old Dorito bags that were crumpled up under the dresser (this is all just hypothetical, okay?) What's your first and most important need? Find mom to come and see your work, of course! Now imagine she comes in to see it, walks around the room, even checks under the bed, but never, ever says a word to you. Just walks in, looks, and then walks out. But mom would never, ever do such a thing, now would she?
Comments on blogs are a little bit like that. So here's my simple rule, which I will forthwith commit myself to follow as much as possible...if I take the time to read someone's blog, I will take an additional 30 seconds or so to comment upon it. Even a "thumbs up" or "what in the world?" or whatever else you want to say tells me someone cared. And I so know you care.
And I would be very negligent if I didn't say "THANK YOU!!!" to any and all who have ever commented on any of my bumblings - they have without exception been made better by your shared thoughts.
(This is about to become even more of a big deal - whhhhhaaaaaaaahhhhhhhaaaaaaaaa!)