so I'll just go on about yesterday instead.
it began like most every other day. after making a quick round through the house to make sure the mess and laundry weren't going anywhere, I brewed myself some coffee and sat down at the computer.
THAT was the beginning of the end.
I don't remember whose blog I began with (I read a handful everyday and not always in the same order), but anyhow, after reading through it, I noticed a button on the sidebar linking to another blog. curious, I clicked on it and proceeded to read a couple entries from that blog. it wasn't long before I stumbled upon another link and clicked again. this went on and on, until an hour had passed and I had accomplished nothing except a bunch of blog reading.
but I couldn't get myself to stop. the stories were fascinating. some shared heart-wrenching stories. others were inspirational or humorous. as unique as each blog was, they all had one thing in common; the authors were exceptional writers. and they had about 352 comments on every one of their posts.
that brings me to this question: what IS it that spurs a person like yourself to comment? don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to lament here. as a blogger, I want to be able to connect with my readers in hopes of gaining a little insight. what brings you here today? do you like what you see? how did you find me? have you had similar experiences in raising children? you've all read my crazy musings. now tell me a little about yourself.
I admit I've been just as guilty when it comes to lurking as everyone else. but ever since I started this whole blogging thing, I've realized how encouraging a simple comment or thought really is. it gives that little extra "oomph" to keep posting. and I'm trying to make a better effort at reciprocating, as well.
so, real quick, I want to say thanks to all of you that have reached out. I truly have been enriched by your comments, encouragement you have given through really tough days, your stories, your kindness. I value inspiration... the fact that every one of us has the ability to give it... and that, if we let ourselves, we certainly have the opportunity to take it. I have been inspired in so many ways and always look forward to the wonderful things you have to say.
PS. if you have a blog you would like to share, please do! being the nosy gal that I am, I love reading about other people's stories and adventures. I'd love to hear yours!
PSS. also, there's still time to enter the giveaway! able mabel has lots of great last minute gift ideas!