I do some of my best thinking while running (hmmm, maybe I should run more often?). This morning while running, I was thinking about blogging and comments.
When bloggers post things that make me feel an emotion, I generally comment. It's easy to comment when somebody is sharing good news, such as opening a shop (Cassie), embarking on a new adventure (Holly), earning a degree (Jessamie), or completing a room or piece of furniture that is inspiring. I am genuinely happy to see people reach their goals, succeed or try new things.
It's more difficult to know what to say when a blogger shares something sad, such as illness, death. or job loss. I usually post something like "I'm so sorry," "Thinking of you," or "Sending prayers." These always feel so trite and generic to me and I wish I had something more profound or meaningful to say, something that will truly share how I feel.
Sometimes I think it would be better to not post at all than to post something short and bland. However, my thinking on this has changed. I mentioned something to a fellow blogger and she replied that she would say a prayer for me. This was not an earth shattering reply, but it made me feel like I could face whatever was coming and to have a more positive outlook.
I guess the point of this post is that comments really DO matter and make a difference to a blogger. Even if I don't know exactly what to say and the "right" way to say it, I think it's better to say something rather than nothing.
This post is definitely NOT meant to be a plea for more comments on my blog. Just some random ramblings on how much I truly appreciate your comments and I know other bloggers feel the same way. Happy Sunday!