When I entered into this vast blogosphere I had no idea what to expect. There was no anticipation of anything other than freeing the words in my head but along the way something magical happened. After a few early posts I began receiving comments. Some of these comments made me struggle to understand their meaning but most of the words were encouraging and inspiring. Others contradicted the original intention of my post but made me think of my words from another perspective and how a chain of ideas may always have a broken link.
I am a creature of strange habits. I began to save the email notifications of the comments. I was unsure of why at the time but, tonight as I scanned through the myriad of remarks, I realized what a profound effect those snippets of language have had on my journey as a writer. I re-read some of my posts to connect the meaning of the comments and was affected by the growth of my friendships through those words.
I am fortunate to have met an extensive number of talented people through this blog – people who not only take the time to read my words, but assert their own opinions in agreement or defiance. A simple word or two from my fellow bloggers holds great significance because it means they took the time to read what I had beaten into submission before posting.
Your comments somehow make the toil of writing so much more worthwhile. I only hope I can return the favor and extend the same courtesy to you. As the sun sets on the eve of my busy season, I look forward to the eventide of a new creative flow and more time to read and comment.
Until that clocks favors me with more hours in the day, please know that your words keep me honest, they keep me humble and they keep me energized. Your few words mean more than a thousand hollow words from someone who will never understand this passion for idioms and your words drive me to sharpen my skills and hone my craft.
The comments and interactions in the comments are just as valuable as the ideas we express in the posts.
Keep at it!
Sometimes more valuable. Thanks for being one of the voices I can count on!
Nah, I’m just this guy…
Well, this guy leaves a lasting impression….in a great way! 🙂
It is really quite amazing what a few simple words will do… Comments make my day!
Mine too! Thanks for leaving one. 🙂
And likewise. Every word. 😉
I wrote for years while only receiving a minimal amount of comments here (although I would get feedback on twitter and Facebook) and it is certainly much better to get some feedback and get a glimpse of how people are interpreting things
Absolutely….it’s always interesting to find what resonates with the people who read my posts.
I agree – comments enrich the blogging experience. It’s encouraging to get feedback and the comment conversations reveal so much about all of us.
Very true. I’ve had a lot of great and funny comments.
Sometimes the comments are more fun than the post.
I agree….that is why I love going back through them!
I don’t comment so much anymore. But I do sometimes.
And I appreciate it when you do!