Wow- what great and honest responses on yesterdays post!!!
I wish I could say “I had no idea people felt that way” but the truth is, I KNEW people felt that way. I have emailed with enough people on the topic to know that this not something I alone was feeling. I know that I am not the only one that grapples with my own self-guilt over what I read and don’t read. And I know I am not the only one that follows someone just because “everyone else” does. That was part of the point of the post- to get an honest discussion going about those feelings. And to hopefully make others realize that if they are feeling like the only one who feels this way, they aren’t alone.
A few things I thought about as I read through all your comments, which by the way were thoughtful, honest and very much appreciated!
- I had to laugh when so many of you kept writing “if you still read mine” because every single person who commented is a blog I love and read 🙂 Like with most things in life, when you try to point something out–the ones who you are referring too, never see it in themselves. It reminds me of my job; often I will send out an email correcting a procedure- I send it to everyone because that is fair and polite- without fail, all of the people who did it right, will respond. Those who did it wrong, rarely recognize it.
- Like many of you, I keep my Reader organized with folders. I have the ones I try to read every day, the ones I try to get to each week and the ones I stop by when I can. I always star the posts I want to read later if I know it is one I want to take my time to read.
- In regards to my notes on commenting- I suppose I should have clarified. In no way do I assume anyone has time to respond to every single comment or visit every single blog every day and comment. Mostly what I meant is, that after repeated attempts to reach out to certain blogs without any reciprocation, I feel a bit…let down. And I do think that if someone is specifically reaching out, especially with questions, they should be reached out to by the writer.
- Meg and Lindsay– yes, I am sure we all had the same conversations with Rick 🙂
Again, thank you all so much for your thoughtful and honest responses. I have to admit- even thought I knew people felt the way I did- I did worry a little that putting this out there so honestly would cause me to lose readership. But then I reread my post and remembered what it was all about it the first place! It is about people, not numbers. And people who enjoy my blog will respect my honest posts.
Blog on interwebs…blog on 🙂