A while ago, I waded into murky waters and asked if a commenting etiquette should exist.
Mel asks her readers today who comments where and why (in your commenting section or not?) and there is a lively set of answers basically confirming that everyone treats commenting differently.
I admit that doing NaBloPoMo has taken away from my commenting, and I apologize for that. My general rule of thumb has become: if you have commented on my blog, I will go over and read you and comment too. I hope I have done that with everyone, but please let me know in the comments section if I have missed you. I’m trying to add to my reader right now, too. Please tell me if you’d like to be added if you are a lurker 🙂
ANYWAY, here’s where I admit that my original series of posts was based on one particular writer whose blog I commented on and read regularly. She never reciprocated. And, because I have skin that is particularly thin, it hurt my feelings. That’s embarrassing to admit.
I still read her, because she’s very talented at capturing everyday life in a way that’s unique. But I no longer comment. She doesn’t get very many comments, and I thought, well maybe she doesn’t comment on anyone’s blog, really. But I’ll probably read her for as long as she blogs. I’m her Florentino Ariza.
I recently discovered that this same blogger now comments sometimes on a blog I read often. I cannot tell you how jealous this made me!
Why oh why do I care? What do the Buddhists say, let go of your ego? I need to do that. So what if someone doesn’t like my blog? (Or more likely, doesn’t even know I exist?)