|SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE!|
Like many bloggers, I comment on a lot of other blogs. I haven't been blogging as long as a lot of people, but I realise that's how you build up some sort of blogging presence and attract a readership. At last count, I was commenting on around 30 other blogs, and when you think that some people are quite prolific, this was taking up quite a bit of my time. This was due to the fact that I don't like to just leave a "thanks for sharing" comment, or be insincere, or not actually read the post. But I no longer want to spend my time doing this. That's really why I decided to stop blogging, the ball & chain of constant commenting was getting heavier. However, I do enjoy writing the blog, and thanks to all the emails I received, I know that a few of you like reading it. So, I have decided to continue.
What I will not be doing is commenting on all the other blogs I read in the way I used to. I will still be reading them and may occasionally comment, but no longer religiously. I won't be expecting anybody to leave a comment on mine either. I really mean that. Honestly, life's too short. If you read it and enjoy it, and then move on - that's great. If you really want to leave a comment, do so. I could always tell when someone left a comment because they felt obligated to, and I'm sure a lot of you can as well. I suspect that a lot of bloggers would like to free themselves from this built-in somewhat insidious aspect of blogging. On the other hand, there are plenty of bloggers who simply never comment on other blogs and they aren't struck by lightning! I know that comments are a good way to form a bond with other people and these friendships are an easy way to connect with other people. So, if that makes you happy, keep doing it. The main thing is that whether you choose to comment or not, you PLEASE YOURSELF without feeling any sense of recrimination or guilt. It's only a blog - not a cure for cancer. It wasn't until I started blogging that I realised how much time it took up. However most people already have a never-ending list of commitments on the go, why add to it needlessly? So, I'm back to blogging, but I'm jumping off the crazy merry-go-round of full-time commenting. I hope for the blog's sake that this is the most boring post I ever write, but I wanted to explain my reasons to those who read it. Back soon!