Welcome to you all
Michele Martin’s Day 22 task is to review comments I’ve received, and highlight one or two of them.
There are so many comments that I can write about that were thought provoking and none that I can’t say I didn’t like. I've already mentioned a few in my post Using Comments . . . Let’s face it, when a blogger starts off with a shiny new blog, ALL comments are liked. Muchly!
Special comments (there are more than just a few)
However, there are perhaps a few special ones that were thought provoking – I’m going to stick to this principle otherwise I’ll never make my mind up which ones to choose.
I have had several supportive comments like this one Kate Foy sent to my post I have been weighed. . . Kate came to my blog mainly because I’d visited hers the same day. I’d left a ‘sigh’ on her post, which she had requested.
Hi Ken.Kate’s comment is special because it is the epitome of what networking is all about. I can’t even recall how I came by Kate’s site when first I visited it, but gee, it certainly gave me a buzz when she shot back to my pad and left a comment.
I really enjoyed this post and your recollections about that Biology class and about being learners together ... I reckon that's a great starting point for every time we gather as a group on a project. BTW you don't sound like a know it all and you have a warm, relaxed 'voice' in the blog. It's easy to read and to relate to.
Welcome to blogging and to the 31 Day Comment Challege, and thanks also for stopping by mine today and leaving a comment08
sigh' for Day 14.
Starting up a conversation
Another comment that gave me a buzz but for a different reason was Christine Martell’s. This comment started a conversation between several commenters. It sparked one of the first real discussions involving more than two bloggers on my blog. I was stoked!
There are several reasons I might not comment on blogs. There are some bloggers who just don't seem to engage with their readers, so I don't bother talking to them. It terrifies me every time I comment on one colleagues blog who writes about business writing and grammar. I'm just sure I'm going to make a mistake there. Time is absolutely a factor for me. I read in my RSS reader, and it takes way more time to click over to a blog to comment.
I edit people's comments. Not for wording, but if there is an obvious typo, I fix it while moderating. I have also had people email me and ask me to fix something, which I am always glad to do.
Christine’s comment has one of the many snippets of advice that have been written in comments on my blog – I cherish those muchly.
I have to admit I had problem with her post as well...but I suspect that she is playing the devil's advocate. I would hate to see one size fit all for blogging - it is the richness of bloggers and commenters that makes this so meaningful!
Britt was referring to Michele Martin’s Day 9 post. His words, “. . . the richness of bloggers and commenters that makes this so meaningful!"
So very true!