Sunday, July 18, 2010

What do you think?

I have to be honest about something. I'm not proud of it but here it goes.

You complete me.

Yes, I joined Betty Blogger to become social media savvy but now that people are commenting on my blog (my instructors mainly) well it all feels so right. Fellow Betty Bloggers you know what I'm talking about! Sure, friends occasionally comment on my blog entries in person, through e-mail or facebook, even over the phone but rarely do they do so in the blog itself.

I don't know why this is as it couldn't be more convenient.

Picture this. The moon is full, you've had a hard day and you're seeking some "me time"; time to be entertained; time for "brain candy". You don your flannel PJ's and fuzzy slippers, schlep off to your den, plonk down in front of the computer, set your cup of steaming, black brew on the table and start surfing the web. After a half hour of mindless fun you enter into blog territory; the arena of real people leading real lives.

Ah, what's this? You've stumbled onto a site containing such whit, wisdom, and beauty that OMG you are awe struck. Unbeknownst to you somewhere out there in the real world a lonely, forgotten, wanna be writer, taps away decoding the stream of consciousness flowing out of their brain for the public to behold. From the cold, dark, damp, depths of her basement (I know, I know. Lucky her it's frikin' sweltering out there today. At least she has a basement, I don't even have central air and I'm in this tiny apartment... I already said that you're in flannel PJ's imagine that it's winter OK) she huddles over the white glow eminating off her screen.

Aw, come on, send her some encouragement. A little, "Hello out there.", "I think your stuff is fun.", even send her your own perspective or experience regarding the topic of the day to let her know that she's touched a cord. It might even spur others on to comment as well and a nice little forum could take place - sort of like facebook only you could be totally anonymous. And, hey you're already on the blog what could be simpler.

Here's a slightly edited version of how to comment courtesy of the Library Lady:
"At the end of each post you’ll find space to comment. Commenting is a huge component of blogging. Please feel free to comment on my blog. To do so, fill in the box provided, select your profile (always select Google Account) and click POST COMMENT. If you’re not signed into blogger, you can post anonymously or you’ll have to sign in. Once you’ve completed the steps, you’re comment will appear. It’s a nice way to make contact between fellow students and myself."
Please note that some bloggers, like myself, choose to review the comments before allowing them to show up on their post. As ruling monarchs of our little blog territory we get to make up the rules.

See the "tell me what you think" at the end of my post well that's your opportunity to make a comment. Just click on it and follow the directions. Yes, you do need a google account but it'll only take a second. Come on, what do you say...I'm bloody freezn' down here, and it's dark, and I'm all alone, and...
Could I make it sound any more pathetic?
You could comment on that.


  1. My apartment is hotter than... well... You get where I'm going with this. Yet still, I can't not wear my slippers every morning and night. It's routine. What can I say? I'm a creature of habit. And even though I sweat in them, my toes are all more rested.


    It's the little things in life, huh? Like slippers and blog comments...

  2. So true!

    I was thrilled when I noticed a comment from you on my blog!


    * I think that I have a plastic headband and a scarf somewhere that can be substituted as a neck brace. Easy Peasy. I better get cracking on knitting some shorts though! They look sooo practical.....

  3. I love reading your material, Nance. I'm glad you are encouraging others to comment on the blogs. However, I do understand that sometimes one just doesn't know what to say. As you mention, it could just be a simple "you're not alone out there" as working in an online environment can be very lonely.

  4. 2nd try. Apparently I still don't get how to post a comment. Let's see if this one makes it. s.j.