by Marielle Carlisle
Every time I post on this blog, I check back about 20 times that day to see if anyone has commented on my post.
I'm almost giddy with anticipation. Did someone think I was funny? Does anyone agree with my ideas? Am I such a brilliant writer that the masses flock to view whatever words of wisdom I have divulged?
Most times I get the customary 3 or 4 comments. One time I got 9, which is my personal best.
And my worst? 1. It was supposed to be 0, but sweet Terri Wagner commented on it 5 days after I had put it up. I think I got a sympathy comment. Bless you Terri.
I thought it would be interesting to see which post had the highest number of comments on it. The winner:
Joyce Di Pastena with a whooping 19 comments for Dante and the Book of Mormon!
There were actually two posts that had 0 comments (here and here). They technically weren't posts but more like informative updates, so I'm not counting them. Of the 874 posts on this blog, not a single one has been un-commented. I think that's awesome.
Is it bad to care about what other people think? Should I just post whatever I've got to say and then be on with my merry life?
When I don't get a lot of comments, I think "is it me? Am I having an off day?" Perhaps what I have to say isn't very comment-able.
When the tables are turned, I guess I'm not contributing as much as I should. I love reading the daily updates, but most times I 'read and proceed,' not 'peruse and muse.'
Sometimes I feel like what I have to say has already been said, or will eventually be said. But since I'm beyond thrilled when people comment on what I've written, me thinks I should start sharing my thoughts on other people's posts.
Let the commenting commence!
(And yes, I will be checking back 20 times today to see what comments people leave about my comments post)