03 February 2011

Commenting

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One of the goals I set for myself this year is to leave a comment when I visit a blog. Now admit it, don't you love it when you trek to the mailbox and pull out a card or letter just for you? By leaving a comment on somebody's blog you give that person the same warm fuzzy feeling that receiving a card gives.

Leaving comments pays off in ways one cannot image. You can make your opinion know by leaving a comment. You can answer a question that was asked within the post. New friendships can develop in a give and take of blog visiting. That has happened in several instances for me. One of those new friendships is Marne of Nana's Quilts and More. I have helped Marne by designing her blog banner. And on a recent post she asked for comments. My comment was short but it let her know I was there and reading her blog. By commenting, my name was drawn in the giveaway and now I get to go shopping at Connecting Threads. Thank you so very much!

It pays to leave comments: sometimes in prezzies, sometimes in friendship but all the time in giving warm fuzzies.

25 comments:

  1. It sure is nice getting comments - and new comments are a real treat, too. :) I agree. Great goal for the year I think.

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  2. How true! I still lurk on some blogs...and perhaps I always will. On the other hand, I may just take your advice to heart and see where my road leads.

    Love the pic, by the way. There is just *something* about true handwriting.

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  3. Oh I'm glad that the 'gift card'/email arrived. They made it very easy. And thanks to you for being a reader. I'm amazed at how many folks read and never leave a comment. Oh well. Let us know what you decide you can't live without from C.Threads.

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  4. Love your SOX pictures on Flikr! Have a great day!

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  5. I figure that comments are a way to give a quilty smile.

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  6. I try to do that too. It really just depends on the time of the day if I am awake enough to make sense. ;)

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  7. Hi Paula, you are so right. It feels great to get a comment, make new friends and get feedback on questions. I also like to become a "Follower" if the person has that feature on their blogs. It makes it easier for me to find them again and again.
    Take care and keep warm.....

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  8. I am here! And still enjoying your blog... Yep, it is great to recieve those little notes. I wonder though if sometimes Thumpers Mom's comment holds some people back "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all" I have a feeling that is what happens quite often... Though I do wish people would say the honest things but in a nice way,,,

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  9. Yes, receiving comments is great and makes me feel as if I'm connecting with others who like doing the same things I do....

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  10. Lucky you! Happy shopping!

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  11. Oooh, yes! This is so true. Our comments encourage and inspire many people, probably far more than we will ever know. I treasure the connects I have made through blogging and enjoy leaving a little note as I make my rounds. Finding a note from a newbie is always a nice surprise, too. I chuckle when a note begins with "I've been lurking"! :-D

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  12. I totally agree! I try to leave a little something everywhere I visit. I've also whittled down my list so I can get to everyone!

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  13. Definitely warm fuzzies.

    I don't comment enough cos the list of blogs gets longer and takes up more time.

    Lucky you with your win!

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  14. Paula I set that very same goal this year. I'm still not where I want to be in following through on it but I'm better. I love the comments I get on my own blog so I know what it means to someone else. Thank you notes are another goal. blessings, marlene

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  15. So very true! Thanks for your thoughtful post and the comment you left on my blog.

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  16. Thanks for your comments about commenting, Paula. I don't have a blog but I enjoy leaving comments; I don't do it as often as I'd like because I receive blog posts through Google Reader. A long list means I go directly to only some of the blogs or I'd be forever.

    If I comment about a quilt, or something else, I try to be specific rather than always use the common adjectives such as "gorgeous", "great", etc. I might mention the quilter's use of color or her workmanship for example.
    I never expect a blogger to respond to my comment unless I ask a question. Bloggers are busier than I am!
    Kathleen C. in CT

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  17. Great post, Paula, all warm and fuzzy-like! :)

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  18. Congratulations on your win. I've seen lots of people buy boatloads of thread from CT.

    It is a great banner and blog layout.

    I don't think people don't comment because they can't say anything nice - at least I hope not. I certainly hadn't thought of that. I think it is that they can't think of anything interesting enough to say, or think that everyone else probably covered whatever it was that they wanted to say.

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  19. Comments are kind of like a smile when you someone passes by. I do enjoy your blog and will keep passing by and hopefully smile along the way.

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  20. What a great idea- I do try and comment on the posts I read but as my blog list has grown I don't leave as many as I first did.
    Still commenting does help to build relationships.
    I hope you will stop by in the next few days as I am participating in OWOH blog festival. It is a great festival where you can meet lots of different kinds of people sharing their love of creating.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  21. I love to be a participater . . . . and the way to achieve that in the blogosphere is by commenting (and responding to comments left) I have found friends this way that I would have never known otherwise. I surely count you high on that list. Commenting *rocks*

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  22. After being in a commenting funk for a few months, this post was just what I needed. It started me to thinking about many things. It's not always commenting for comments, is it? Thanks.

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  23. It always gives me a smile to see a new comment too. I love visiting blogs and I try to leave a little something to show I was there :) it's nice to know that others visit.

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  24. I agree, there is nothing like mail, snail or high tech variety!
    Vicki

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  25. you are so right about the warm fuzzies :) I love comments and I find that by leaving comments often on the blogs I read has increased my traffic flow to my blog. I've never been a part of a blog ring... do they still do those even? But joined blogger just so I could leave comments. :) I'm so thankful that I became a blogger.

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

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