They have kept me blogging since I wrote my first blog post in March 2006. Little did I know seven and a half years ago how much I would be impacted by people across the globe.
There is an internal struggle I have with comments, though.
I'm not sure whether I should respond back. Sometimes I'm afraid if I respond to a list of comments I"ll come off as a big faker. I want to be genuine. Other times I'm concerned if I comment back it makes it look like I expect readers to check back again and again. The thing is, I'm just happy you came in the first placed and ecstatic you took the time to leave a few thoughts in the comments. I also don't want to send the message that I don't value feedback. I care deeply about comments. they fuel my writing life.
I'd love to know your thoughts about commenting back. I'm blessed by comments and I shouldn't be hesitant to respond back when I'm moved, nor should I worry about being ungrateful if I don't respond.
I have to remember you are reading because you want to read, not because you are forced to read. And if you leave a little comment-goodness it's because you want to leave a response.
Thank you for your encouragement and inspiration and making me a better educator and momma and person.
What you leave is so much more than comments.