31 Days: Comments

I’m often asked by friends {or blog readers I’ve never met} about how I feel about comments. So many people tell me, “I read along but never comment”. Trust me, I get that. I do all my blog reading from my google reader app on my phone. I LOVE google reader! It’s so awesome and has all the blogs I love lined up for me in an easy to read pattern. The only bummer about the reader is you never get over to the actual blog to make any comments, so as you can imagine, I don’t get to comment much myself….mainly because it’s such a nightmare trying to get from the reader to the blog, comment, and post comment from my phone.

ANYWAY…my point: I understand why you don’t comment. 

But when you DO… I LOVE IT! I really do. I am trying to get better at responding to comments through email, but I’m not a pro at it. :( My email inbox overwhelms me to begin with, so often I never get to the blog responses, but I DO read them. And they DO warm my heart. Many times you guys make me cry with your kind words. In this last giveaway, so many of you wrote along with your size requested, how much you love reading this blog. Those comments do not go over looked. I love you guys, thank you!!

 To answer your question on whether I like blog comments: YES! I love them! And when you leave them I get so excited! So if you can, and want to, please do leave a comment. Today I am thankful for blog comments. Because every time I read one I realize that this blog is not a waste of time, but it is actually doing SOMETHING! ha.

Love you friends!! xoxo

PS…can you help me? I am thinking about making this blog trunicated, which means when you see it in your reader, you will get a few sentences and then it will ask you to continue reading by clicking over to the blog. How would that work for you? Would you head over to the blog? The reason being is it increases my traffic and actually helps me financially {whole ‘nother subject for another day}, but I definitely won’t do it if nobody will click over to the blog. Would love your thoughts there.

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In case you are wondering what’s going on here, I am joining up with The Nester and her 31 Day Challenge. I am challenging myself to write about Thankfulness for 31 days…every day be thankful for something, even if it’s little. A way to force me to look at the positive so to speak…if you want to see all the 31 day posts I do, click HERE.

13 thoughts on “31 Days: Comments

  1. 1
    marlana buck- arnold says:

    That would be great! I almost always read on my app on the phone, but then read again on my laptop! Hope that helps!

  2. 2
    Aiko Romo says:

    I still read and love your blog as much as I did 3 years ago! (When I first started following) I know I never comment, but I love your posts and they are always an encouragement, even the “bad day” ones.
    Love you and keep blogging!
    PS I always read blogs on my laptop…

  3. 3
    K. Sanchez says:

    Hi Amy,
    I think this is my first time commenting on one of your blog posts! I also read blogs through Google Reader and I like it better when I can read the whole post right there. Sometimes if I have to click on “continue reading” I don’t. :(
    Keep up the great work! God Bless You!

  4. 4
    SoShawna Gray says:

    You know I always read your blog and then of course, text you :-) But know this; as a crazy busy Mom I take time to read your blog posts faster than anything else. And few other things get read in my day but you are a priority!

  5. 5
    TammyO says:

    You are so inspirational and make me smile, cry and laugh all the time. Please keep it up. You are such a delightful and caring person. You touch my heart! xoxo

  6. 6
    Bethany says:

    I would click over. I don’t know why all bloggers don’t do this. It’s not a big deal to click and wait for a minute and I like the idea that in a tiny way I am helping the blogger support their family. Great blog btw!

  7. 7
    Miranda Sowers says:

    I always click on the link of facebook to read your blog. Does that count? And I love reading your blogs. :-)

  8. 8
    Stephanie C. says:

    Nooooo! I hate truncated posts and there are only a select few blogs that I follow that do them. Am I saying I’ll stop following along? No. But I’m also saying its got to sound pretty interesting for me to click over.

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    Susan says:

    I don’t have a “smart” phone :-) , so I always read your blog from my laptop. Therefore, I can’t help you with truncated info. :)

    I always look for your FB post regarding a new blog, but if I don’t see a post, I have your blog website bookmarked on my toolbar and I check it EVERY day! :)

    Love you and I love reading all your blogs!


  10. 10
    Nicole says:

    Hey Amy!
    I read from my computer, not a reader, but I love your blog and will start commenting more seeing as how you like them so much! ;) Thank you for spending the time to write your blog – I love reading it! :D

  11. 11
    Jana says:

    There are several blogs that I follow (also on Google Reader) that are trunicated, and I do click over to read them. (Martha Stewart, Honey Bee, etc)

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    stefanie says:

    I read every single post and most times I do not comment and I have gone back to read all your past posts. I have said before I love your blog you are an inspiration to me and encouragement thanks for writing your blog.

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