Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Sometimes - I admit it - I get stuck in a theme. Like last Friday's LOL day. I have been stuck there ........ wondering (still) about the ones who come and read and leave.
I have done the tour of blogs who did LOL day and the ones who didn't. I have read all the comments - and thoughts - and some of what I read touched a chord inside me. Like - answering the comments left on my blog.
I don't answer the comments - oh sometimes I do - most of the time I don't. Rude - downright rude !! I should know better!! If someone comes and reads and takes 2 minutes to leave a comment I SHOULD respond to it - no excuses allowed. Of course I often wonder if anyone comes back to see if I have answered - someone told me they don't....... which then made me think most don't. But Ordalie (god bless her) she keeps me honest. If she comments/asks a question and I don't answer it - she gives me a gentle nudge (sometimes not so gentle a nudge)
I promise from now on - to answer the comments...... even if it is nothing more than a simple "thank you"
And all this thinking about lurkers - got me to wondering where folks have gone...
Mr. Upton OGood used to comment from time to time.. he even has/had his own blog - a blog that made me think (sometimes till my thinker hurt) ........ not only has he disappeared from my comment section - I can't find hide nor hair of his blog... (of course it doesn't help that for some reason I can't find the bookmark for his blog either - le sigh)
Then there was a wonderful woman who shared a heart wrenching story via email about being crippled (inspired by a blog entry I did on my fairy who fell from her perch and broke both her feet and how W fixed her) And then who later on would write to me to correct my Japanese/Chinese ......... which led me to believe she must be of Asian origin.
Then there was magadala - who had a wonderful blog for the longest time - who answered all my stupid questions when I was new at all this - who just sorta kinda disappeared. Until last year when I was so sick and in hospital for so long - and W was posting updates - and suddenly there she was commenting on a post - I never told her - but her post made me cry...... a voice from my past reaching out .........
Soudrire who was my very first mentor - lived in California - and I lost track of her after her Master died - and have no idea where she is ...........
And oh so many more - who have touched my life through this blog - who became like friends (real friends) and then disappeared.
Ahh well - just thoughts on being stuck on LOL day - and a promise that I will respond to any and all comments from now on.........
Oh and a new icon on the left side of the page - to remind you and me - that I do indeed love my lurkers - cause if no one came would I still write???