I just read a post that really resonated with me. I recommended it, but for those of you who don’t pay attention to recommendations, AND for those of you who are lurkers or who don’t subscribe to my site, I think I’ll give it another plug here. Read THIS
She said it so well! I have done quite a bit of public speaking in my life, and the lifebreath of that is audience feedback. And THAT is what I hate about blogging–the lack of audience feedback! I have always used my audience’s responses to gauge how well I am making my point. If they nod and smile, I’m getting through. If they look confused, I need to be clearer. If they shake their heads, I want to know why! I need interaction! I thrive on it. With a blog, though, you have no idea. Did everyone think I was totally wrong? Or did they just think I was stupid? Was that why they had no comment? If we were speaking in person, would they just turn and walk away?
I tend to have an opinion on everything (I know that will come as a shock to many of you, but there it is…) so I comment a lot–and I want everyone else to comment, too! I really, really love comments! To those of you who do comment regularly, thank you! I love you and I appreciate it immensely!
And to those of you who think you don’t have anything worthwhile to say– trust me, it’s worthwhile. Even if you only say “yeah, I agree,” it’s encouraging! Now if you don’t agree, I’ll probably want to hear why! I love a good discussion.
I do understand that once in awhile you’re in a big hurry, or you have dial-up and it’s just not worth re-loading the page, or you simply don’t get what I’m saying. Okay, fine. But try to comment when you can. Pretty please?
Now for a question: Would you like to have a commenter point out your grammatical or spelling errors? I never actually do that, because I don’t want to seem nit-picky, and yet it’s something that bugs me, so I appreciate it when people point out errors. (I’m really letting myself in for it, here, aren’t I? Gonna have to proofread this one pretty carefully!)