NaBloPoMo Day 10: Comments Please

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This post is brought to you by the NaBloPoMo July prompts from BlogHer. This month, I am writing about connections. 

Today’s Prompt: Think back to that first blog comment: how did you feel when it popped up on your computer screen?

When I first saw a comment on my blog, I had the same reaction I do every time I get a comment–someone actually read what I had to say and took the time to let me know they had an opinion on it! A smile comes across my face, my fingers tingle in anticipation as I wait for the e-mail to load, letting me see your words of wisdom. I wonder if it is someone new, a family member, or an old friend.

Comments are a bloggers best friend, even when they don’t agree with your POV. When you comment, it means that the writer and reader are connecting. People are not just lurking. You’ve engaged them and they’ll want to come back for more.

On ‘lil Burghers, comments are rare, beautiful gems. I appreciate those of you who take the time to say hello, offer a suggestion when I write about a parenting issue, or give a HELL YEAH when you agree with a post. If comments aren’t your thing, maybe calling me to say you liked what I wrote (hi, Aunt Amy, MWAH!), a Facebook like, a Pinterest Pin (did you know you can do it just by hovering over any photo on a post on this blog?), or a share on Twitter. Whatever it may be, those of you who stop by and engage with me make my writing 100x more meaningful. And if you don’t? No worries, I know my writing will mean something to the kids one day, which is why I do what I do. But lurkers? Take a minute and say hi tonight, k?

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(First ever ‘lil Burghers blog comment, from my mother-in-law, about 3 months into blogging)

 

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