as i was driving to work this morning i started thinking about blogging.. and the people who do it.. and those who read the blogs, and comment on them, etc.
and i know how i personally feel about blogs and bloggers. i care about the blogs i read. i care about the people writing them. and i care about the people who comment on my blog. i really do try to visit everyone new who comments on my blog. i read a lot of people in my feedreader, and thanks to this post from the other day, i now have a lot more that i'm reading (which is awesome). i don't comment as often as i'd like, but i'm definitely reading and when i can, i try to email.
i'm curious- how do you feel as a commenter on someone's blog. do you continously comment on someone's blog who never responds back to you? do you like to feel cared about as a commenter, or do you not care if the person writing acknowledges you in any way?
i'm just asking because i'm wondering. i don't expect anything in return, although when i go out of my way to visit and read someone new, i like them to do the same via a quick email response, or a quick visit back to my blog. so i suppose i like to be acknoweldged and i think i wouldn't continously read someone's blog who NEVER visits mine in return (unless i've met them in person).
what about you?
ps- peggy reminded me why i started this post to begin with, and just how rambling and fucked up the whole thing got. my basic point was supposed to be about how important i feel that comments are to a blog. and that without them, you lose the very basic thing we all blog for- interaction... conversation.. opinions... friendship... you know? i think that the comments are SO important and i feel like it's equally as important to acknowledge them in some way. and i wondered if you felt the same. like you wanted to be made to feel important... like you matter.. like what you say and take the time out of your day to post on someone's blog, matters. i like to know that what i've said matters. you know?