Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Golden Rule: Comments

Hi. My name is Rebecca, and I have a problem.

It's a problem that many of you may share with me. Some may consider it normal while others consider it rude or even verging on illegal. What am I talking about?

The act of reading others blogs while never commenting, also known as: lurking.

With Facebook and blogs, it is so easy to follow someone's life, and keep up on their activities without actually connecting with them. Then, I sit at home, refreshing my blog to see if anyone has commented. Ironic? Yes.

I am changing my ways. Right now. From here on out, I am committing to being more communicative and less stalkerish. I will actually take the time to type up the thoughts that I have and share them (at least the nice ones), instead of just moving on to the next thing.

I won't beg (oh please!), but just know how much I LOVE reading comments. Maybe this will start a mini-revolution in my little blogging world.

In summary: follow the Golden Rule and share the love. And don't be surprised if I know more about you than you may think (hmm...is that verging on creepy?)

13 comments:

Holly said...

I love this! It is so true, commenting does not happen as often as it should. I am going to try harder from now on as well.

Bridget said...
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Bridget said...

ha! ha! You lurker! Just teasing. I had to leave a comment otherwise the title would become my own! xoxo!

Channa said...

I just love you Becca! I have been trying to comment more on my friends' blogs also. Once a week I try to catch up on all of my friends' blogs {and} comment. It's hard because it takes so much time! But, it's fun because if you start, then it motivates others to do it also and it seems like you keep in better touch with friends. You are so cute! I miss seeing you everyday! :)

P.S. I love your background - it's darling.

Laura said...

Hey i've been starting to feel the same way. but you have to post more little missy!

Ixchelle said...

You crack me up!

jon & kira said...

Rebecca, you are too funny. Just so you know, you can have your comments emailed to you, so you won't have to refresh your blog. :) Sorry I never comment; I just read the posts from Google Reader and then move on to the next!

Mindi said...

Hi Becca,
I love the new look of your blog! Let the comment revolution begin!

Amanda said...

I'm one who doesn't often post comments. I try to when I have something to say...but I have to admit, with pregnancy brain I can't come up with coherent sentences very often. Just know that I read every time you put up a new post--and I will try to comment in the future. Even if it's just a grunt or two to let you know I was here. ;)

P.S. My word verification is "verema." Sounds like a cream for treatment of vericose veins.

The Cluff Family said...

Thanks everyone! I already feel less like a criminal! :) Laura - I agree that I need to post more often. Just like Channa said, it can take awhile to catch up on everyone else's blogs...but I always find time for it.

I need to stop reading and thinking, and start doing!

Kayla said...

It's funny that you posted that because just last night I was reading blogs and decided I read several blogs without the blog owner knowing. I decided I was going to post on every single blog and let them know I read it. So I did. And I got several comment back about how we need to catch up or it was good to hear from a long lost friend. I don't know why I was silently reading this whole time.

I try to make comments about blogs, but I agree with the previous comment...you need to post more often! :D

Cathie said...

I've just come to accept the lurking. Then if anyone does comment, you're pleasantly surprised. Low expectations, that's my game.

Lydja said...

I am no stalker! I found your blog on Amanda's and now I say hello!