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I have been thinking a great deal about blog comments lately.
Since returning from my self-enforced blogging hiatus (new job, finishing uni, getting hitched, lost smartphone) I have hardly received any comments or any new followers (not surprised at this one because I haven't been pimping myself on other blogs except for the odd comment here and there). Lucy yes, I have received yours - thank you for always having a kind word).
This lack of comments makes me wonder how many readers or active followers do I actually have? Followed by asking myself how much do they mean, am I putting too much stock in them, is my writing self-esteem directly to the amount or quality of comments that I receive?
Then I look at some of the really famous blogs that I follow (Diminishing Lucy, Wanderlust, Suger Coat It - to name a few) and I wonder how on earth do they keep up with the number of comments and responses their fabulous posts receive?
This leads me to admit that if I'm not in the first five or ten people to comment I don't often bother, because quite often they all start to sound the same and I don't want to write anything that might come across as insincere and joining in to be part of the crowd.
But then Hello! I do want to be part of the crowd.
I want to be part of that cool gang that is inspired to write everyday despite also juggling the balls of work, motherhood, wifeliness etc etc.
I want to be part of that cool gang who inspire even just a few through their finely constructed words.
I want to be part of the cool gang that meets up in person with their new bloggy friends.
But ultimately I want to be part of the cool gang who gets more than a few fuzzy comments!