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06 July 2009

The Lowly Comment


As this weekend was a long one, I finally took some time to start to redo this blog. While doing so, I went to update and add a column for the blogs that I try to read every day. So what did I do? I went to my deleted email and clicked on the blogs that had left a comment. This started me thinking about comments and how they affect who you follow and which blogs we all read on a daily basis. Hence, the lowly comment.

I started this blog over seven months ago as a promotional tool for selling my antique jewelry. The gurus said this is what you should do and who was I to argue? I quickly found that I enjoyed doing a blog and not for promotional purposes, but just to share some of the little tidbits that passed through my brain..not promotional. The blogs I started to read were inspirational, some funny and some just for the pure joy of getting to know that person. If there was a blog I enjoyed, I'd check other blog rolls to read what they were reading. I'm a commenter most of the time...don't we all like to give our opinions now and then? Funny thing, bloggers started to comment back and I started to read many different kinds of blogs from all over the world.

So my rambling thoughts have come to this conclusion...a lowly comment leads to a form of growth within us, which is something I never expected. Just by a simple comment, I have made friends and visited many parts of the world, either through your eyes via pictures or through your words written to the vastness of the blog world. There are so many blogs out there that I haven't even found yet..pretty cool to say the least! Are there any out there you want to recommend?

PS..if I missed you in the blog roll, please don't be shy...do let me know! And remember, today at 5PM central time, I'll announce the winner of the amethyst pendant jewelry giveaway so click here and leave a lowly comment and you're good to go!
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22 comments:

Penney said...

I was thinking the same thing recently - I've only just begun blogging, but the few followers I have are mostly from the comments I've made and the blogs I've followed, and are a very diverse group in an interesting way.

Audrey said...

Alicia, I am so glad that you blogged about the comments. I for one am highly motivated by giving them - I am so amazed at the amazing people in the world, and I want to share my joy in discovering them - sounds a bit hoakey, but it TRUE! Getting comments back is the icing on the cake! It motivates me to keep commenting!
When I first started commenting, I thought it was my "job" as a follower - if I wasn't prepared to comment, why follow, I reasoned. But I understand now that was a misperception - many people read regularly and never comment. And that is cool. But I do like a comment, so I live by the age old (?) rule of "give a comment, get a comment!"

I love your blog! Can't believ you have only been at it for 7 months!

Sarah said...

Hi hon..you will laugh when you read my post!!
I am so very glad to have met you here!! I do love your blog. I too started as a way to pimp my artwork - lol - now look at what I'm doing on there! I keep thinking maybe I should do another blog for the photos..or the dog - lol!!
Namaste, Sarah

SoDear2MyHeart said...

I'm a bad blogger...I started one...then it got shuffled to the bottom of the stack as I got busy with other things. I must have the attention span of a rabid racoon on meth! I love the catharsis blogging brings, but can never seem to keep it short & sweet...it takes on the makings of a novella and who wants to sit thru that? I either can't or won't... For now, it seems that the contents of my blogging efforts have been relegated to almost daily emails to a dear friend.

I DO read some blogs regularly...boylerpf, nodtomod, High Desert Diva, drollgirl among others...I try to comment with something thoughtful, letting the blogger know that their efforts have made an impression...

Gee...I can't even keep my comments short...I'll shut up now...

I'm Julia said...

How true, that blogs evolve in surprising ways. I think the best ones take on a life of their own... one reason I enjoy yours so much.

I never know what you're gonna do... but I know it'll be good.

Have a wonderful, peaceful day :-)

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

I so agree! Promotion, schmotion. I have discovered many people from whom I want to hear and learn that I have been totally neglecting my Etsy shop. There are just too many creative, wise and wonderful people out there to discover - like you! Thanks for articulating my experience that I hadn't put into words yet.

NODtoMOD said...

i agree...you get to know sooo many people with comments. their takes on the posts and everything else. great post!:) xo

Marbella Designs said...

Same here, I started my blog for my jewelry shop, but little did I know I would meet such wonderful bloggers. I enjoy getting to know you all through all your wonderful blogs.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

I totally agree...I enjoy travelling this BLOGsphere(without VISA!) so much, sharing inspirations & value/cherish my blog-friends...but at the end of the day; our 'real life' without any pixels is more valuable I think... ~Great NEW week dear- XO*

Sandra said...

I have no idea why I started a blog. I was on some site that had an association with google and there was something about start a blog. Being the chronic clicker that I am, I clicked. Before I knew it, I had a blog! Stumbled right in and started typing. Before I knew it a few people started typing back. What a surprise that was! I had no idea it would become such an interesting pass time. I usually comment on blogs I follow but I have lots of people who read my blog (people I know) and never comment. I don't know why.

jarvenpa said...

Well, dear heart, you did miss my blogs, but they are odd, and I don't often comment here. Though I do read, and I do love your offerings.

~Thought's By Dena~ said...

I so agree with this post....it has been fun seeing life thru other peoples eyes in a way....making friends along the way!!!

High Desert Diva said...

Well said.

I started my blog for the same reasons, but, like you, I found I enjoyed blogging so much. Its morphed into its own thing....marketing....pfffttt!

The online/virtual friendships....so rewarding!

clairedulalune said...

Alicia, I loved this post. I didnt know what the hell I was going to write about and if any one would actually read it when i started mine! I love reading other blogs more though!
It's the highlight of my blogging day when someone leaves a comment!

drollgirl said...

blogging is so crazy!!! last year a friend started telling me that i needed to start a blog. and i said I HAVE NOTHING TO WRITE ABOUT -- I WOULD NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO! and months later, here we are, and i am hooked!

and it was so good and lucky to find YOU! hooray for blogging!!!!

briannelee said...

I hope I win!

I want that bunny ;)

Amariah said...

There are many blogs that I read and never comment on. I guess it's because I read fast but it takes me forever to think of what to say!
I do enjoy your blog, and I like that you don't just talk about your jewelry. I started a blog for the same reason but I find that a lot of personal stuff gets thrown in. I actually prefer to read blogs that are not always strictly business :o)

Judy said...

I agree with you about blogging....I too at first started to promote by business and then found it was so much more than that. I never thought I would "meet" such wonderful people at the same time, and you being one of them.

Hit 40 said...

Your a sweetie including my blog :-) Thank you!!!

Missy said...

For whatever reason, your blog is great! What was the lowly comment? I know people who know people...

I'm Julia said...

Oh mercy, I just realized I'm on your blog roll... I'm blushing. And I'm honored.

The Cottage Cheese said...

I started my blog for the same reason: marketing. However, I do very little active marketing on the blog aside from my shop links in the side column. I still feature a lot of Etsy sellers though. Like you, I have so enjoyed meeting many interesting people through the blog (you are one of the peeps I'm happiest to have met!).