Jun 25, 2009

Comments are like CANDY BARS


and I could eat them all
WHAT? Are your comments not the scratch and sniff kind like mine??
Wow, you are missing out.


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I'm baffled....
I'm confuzled....

But what's new, right?
You see, I do a lot of blog hopping during the week and I come across some amazing blogs.
Blogs with great stories (REAL STORIES), Blogs with kickin' crafts, Blogs that make me laugh, Blogs that make me cry (STOP IT!).....
In other words, there are some real CRACK-A-LACKIN good blogs out there.
That's the great part.
The not-so-great part is that when I go to leave a comment I notice little to no comments.
WHY?
Yes, Yes, Yes
I know that there are 100's of new blogs popping up every day (blah Blah blah).
You can't keep up with them all.
I KNOW THIS.
But some of us never even visit new blogs.
We go to the same ones day in and day out.
We leave comments on the same blogs all.the.time.
STEP OUT!
You may just find some new blog to stalk.
(Dig?)
DUG!

And while I am on the whole "comment" topic...
Do you leave comments?

I can't tell you how many times I have heard a blogger say "I just don't have the time to read other blogs." or "I don't have time to comment."

Let me get this right . . .
You have a blog yet you don't visit others?
However, you desire other bloggers to visit and shower you with hits/comments?

Now I am not going to sit here and say that I am perfect (close but not completely).
There are some times when I just don't get around to each and every comment.
I get darn close though.
It's just a common courtesy.
These folks are taking the time to read our blog posts and comment.
Shouldn't we do the same?

Oh, and before you go all COMMENT CRAZY . . .
Read this post from Scary Mommy, How NOT to comment.
Not all comments make us spit out lollipops and walk on rainbows, just sayin'.

Hey Hey Hey.....That's not all folks
Check out this fantabulous post from tiaras and tantrums. She gives us some great bloggy manners advice and stuff and stuff.

Consider this your public BLOGGY service announcement for the day.

P to the S (P.S. get it?)
Possible ONE DAY in the NEAR future
(uh, you know when I get BIG and FAMOUS)
I may go all DOOCE on ya.
But remember
THIS.IS.VERY.IMPORTANT
remember
that I love each and every one of you!
even if I don't respond to your comments or visit you again.
mmm, k?

Seriously, Does she even visit other blogs?


Psst...
Don't forget to leave a comment.
BWAHAHAHA!
Totally kidding (COUGH COUGH) Kidding I tell ya.

55 comments:

Kim on June 25, 2009 at 10:28 AM said...

My mind sometimes goes blank when I go to comment! I have all kinds of things to say about certain posts but I have a hard time putting them in writing sometimes, so I end up deleting and not publishing. Thanks for sharing the link to Scary Mommy, it was very entertaining!
I LOVE getting comments myself. =)

blueviolet on June 25, 2009 at 10:30 AM said...

I'm a big commenter. If I read a post, I'll comment on it. There are days when I can't keep up and I just don't get to do much visiting (like hubby's days off)but for the most part, I really try to visit a lot of blogs.

Loukia on June 25, 2009 at 10:38 AM said...

You're hilaroius! Comments ARE like candy bars, I have to agree. Although I personally don't reply to each comment I get, I read them all and I love them all and I try to reply to my post to reply to the comments I get. Phew. Hope that made sense. I have a list of blogs I read daily/often, and sometimes I forget to visit a blog I'm used to visiting and then I feel terrible! I think I'm pretty good about leaving comments, though. I love commenting! I can't NOT comment, you know? :)

B.o.B. on June 25, 2009 at 10:52 AM said...

Just found your blog and happened to find it on the day you talked about venturing out to new blogs. Ironic, huh?

That is my comment.

I also love comments and candy bars.

Mindy on June 25, 2009 at 10:57 AM said...

I'm reading your post about comments and I get to the bottom... and there are no comments! What gives? I view and comment on A LOT of blogs on almost a daily basis... most people do not comment back - do they read their comments? I read all of my comments and always try to return the favor (if they have a blog). ;)

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes on June 25, 2009 at 11:09 AM said...

LOL Kim! My mind goes blank all the time.

Like right.this.minute

I really did have something witty to say but for the life of me I can not remember.

: )~

Sarah on June 25, 2009 at 11:50 AM said...

So do I get a candy bar for my comment? Or did I miss the gist of this post!

Hee hee - first time commenter on your blog! Popping in to say hi and that you are hilarious!

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes on June 25, 2009 at 11:58 AM said...

Let's not go overboard, Sarah.
I am not good with sharing the candybars.

I will give you PUFFY HEARTS and imaginary LOLLIPOPS though! Is that good enough? hee hee

Carrie on June 25, 2009 at 12:27 PM said...

I try to comment when I can- but these days I'm lucky just to get all my blogs read, since I've now got a newborn and a toddler to wrangle all day. But I do love comments on my own blog and don't get many of them, so I need to be better about commenting on others' blogs.

The Allen Family on June 25, 2009 at 12:28 PM said...

I'm certainly not best at commenting, thanks for the kick in the butt. I'll definitely work on that. By the way, this post and the "how not to post" are hilarious! Have you ever considered stand up? :)

Melissa on June 25, 2009 at 1:25 PM said...

I would even like it if some comments were just smiley faces. :) At least you would know someone was there and how else do we know we are on track if we don't get comments.

A big thanks to you. You give me good comments.

Melissa on June 25, 2009 at 2:34 PM said...

Hey I just left a comment a minute ago. Where is it? It was my best work yet! You would have laughed milk out your nose. That is, if you are drinking milk. If not you would have just laughed and snorted a little.

Once in awhile, I start to think that nobody is interested in my idea's on my blog. I can spend a week preparing and have 1 comment. Once I got 500 hits in one day and only two comments. Comments are what keep bloggers blogging. So I agree, if you like a blog and what it to exist for a while, leave a comment. If you are totally blank, dito anothers comment or leave a smiley face.

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes on June 25, 2009 at 3:08 PM said...

Look at you Melissa, Two comments in a row!! You are rockin' and rollin'.

LOL

Kim Julian, STL Mommy on June 25, 2009 at 3:10 PM said...

Congrats on the $100!!! I was so excited when I found money it's like getting a present you didn't expect!

Have a great day and btw- I love this 'no comment' post! :)

Kim

Staci on June 25, 2009 at 9:17 PM said...

Wow, I really need to find a plug in for scratch & sniff comments. I would definitely have to go for coffee and chocolate scented :)

T~T on June 25, 2009 at 10:27 PM said...

here is my two cents:

http://www.tiarastantrums.com/2009/05/do-you-have-nice-blog-manners.html

Julie @ Joy's Hope on June 26, 2009 at 1:13 AM said...

i am a super lame hypocrite. have a zillion excuses (mostly read blogs from my phone with one hand while feeding the baby, hate to type with one hand, hate the stupid word verification.... blah, blah, blah.) but thanks for the reminder. i will be better, comment better. until I too am dooce-y. making 40g's a month from ads and never visiting any other blogs while I sit in my cool house full of free stuff counting all of my money.

Julie @ Joy's Hope on June 26, 2009 at 1:15 AM said...

look at you. commenting on your own comments. i quit. can't keep up. off to crawl in a hole and cry. and eat candy bars. since that helps. for a minute.

Melissa on June 26, 2009 at 3:29 AM said...

Oh now you just made me hungry for some chocolate! Gotta go I'm on the hunt for some candy bars! oh and ya know I just love all your funny face photos! They crack me up!

Scary Mommy on June 26, 2009 at 5:11 AM said...

Great post!






;)

I love this (of course,) and thanks for the shout-out! And, no, I don't think Dooce has ever visited another blog. I think she is officially no longer a logger, but a celebrity. I've never seen what's so hot about her anyway.

Kari on June 26, 2009 at 7:34 AM said...

I totally agree with you - its nice to get bloggy love!

Magda on June 26, 2009 at 7:43 AM said...

Your blog is hilarious!!!! I am one of those people who doesn't comment enough, but I will be better about it now :)

Now I'm craving a candy bar! ha!

Kizzie on June 26, 2009 at 8:02 AM said...

I would love for people to comment on my blog. I have a few - very few - good friends who do, but other than that, I must just have the readers who read and nothing else.

Summer on June 26, 2009 at 8:06 AM said...

I'm a big commenter, too! I LOVE getting comments on my blog, and I figure others do, too! I agree with you - you can't expect to get comments if you don't give 'em!

Celeste on June 26, 2009 at 8:30 AM said...

I agree, comments = candy in my mind :)

I do try to comment on other blogs as much as possible - I figure, hey, if I love 'em, I'm sure practically everyone else does too!

Kat on June 26, 2009 at 8:46 AM said...

I love to comment. Especially if I really love a post. I wish more people would leave comments on my blog, hopefully in time, this will change as I have only been blogging for a few months.

Allison on June 26, 2009 at 8:53 AM said...

Ummm....Candy Bars....

Great, now I want one. maybe two. :)

amanda on June 26, 2009 at 9:15 AM said...

I know the feeling, I can't get enough comments!

Amanda on June 26, 2009 at 9:16 AM said...

You are hilarious! I try to leave comments for new blogs that I come across, but sometimes things come up with the kids. I read the blog, then shut my computer! :( I am so coming back though! :) GREAT BLOG!

Heather on June 26, 2009 at 9:43 AM said...

Yumm...candy bars and blogs. Perfect combo!

heatherdemke(at)gmail(dot)com

Kristine on June 26, 2009 at 9:53 AM said...

So true! We all need to know there are people out there reading and enjoying our chatter! thanks for the post!

Jamie Lynn on June 26, 2009 at 9:59 AM said...

You are too funny girl! I like your blog and your hair bows over at the Vintage Pearl Blog too! Cute stuff!I love love love getting comments too! I just started blogging about one month ago and am enjoying every day of it! :)

Meredith on June 26, 2009 at 10:12 AM said...

funny! found you through vintage pearl and i'll def be following you.

Janell on June 26, 2009 at 10:24 AM said...

I love finding new blogs and leaving comments. This was a great post and now i want some chocolate.

Wendy on June 26, 2009 at 11:05 AM said...

I just found your blog through The Vintage Pearl and you had me laughing so hard!!! Can't wait to read your future posts and go back and read some of your older posts! It's good to know that I'm not the only one who gets really excited when I receive a comment on my posts.

rileysmama on June 26, 2009 at 11:09 AM said...

I am loving your bows and cannot wait until you have your site up!!!

CurlyGirlD on June 26, 2009 at 11:25 AM said...

Linda,

You're new blog is so smart & funyn! Glad Erin (Vintage Pearl) reminded me about your lovely bows. Good luck with the new shoppe!

Tiffany on June 26, 2009 at 11:34 AM said...

YOu made me smile today! Thanks!

Carla on June 26, 2009 at 11:36 AM said...

OMG you are too funny! I am adding your blog to my reader!!

Jilly on June 26, 2009 at 11:54 AM said...

Love it -- well said!

Sandy on June 26, 2009 at 1:42 PM said...

Linda,
I would love to win a hairbow for my precious granddaughter, Madasyn Shae.
Love your blog.

erin on June 26, 2009 at 2:09 PM said...

as I said, HIGHLY ENTERTAINING!

I can't believe I just read through all 40 comments.

and I will be better about commenting, promise :)

Jacky on June 26, 2009 at 2:41 PM said...

I'll comment for you! =) I try to comment whenever I can, although I don't always do it consistently. I have 57 followers on my blog, but my average of comments per post is like 1. Or none. =( But oh well! I'll be cheerful about it! =D

ThatMommy! on June 26, 2009 at 3:42 PM said...

I love reading your blog ... except ... everytime i do i have to run to the bathroom cause u make me laugh so hard i almost pee in my pants!

i like comments too but .. did u say candybars????

Chelle on June 26, 2009 at 9:02 PM said...

Love, love, LOVE it!! It's so true.

My latest pet peeve? People emailing me practically begging me to do a plug for their book, their fundraiser, blah blah blah. Are they serious? You want me to advertise for your book...I've never heard of you and there's nothing in it for me to write a post about you...ugh!!!!

Sorry :) Had to let that one out! Ha!

Thanks for the links--I agree with everything!

the monkey's mama on June 26, 2009 at 9:26 PM said...

so funny! i came here because you commented on my blog! So thanks for that.

I love to comment and my husband actually thinks i'm a bit obsessive and weird about that so thanks for the encouragement :) ha!

Happy weekend!

Kacee Nichole on June 26, 2009 at 10:09 PM said...

oh girl, you are funny!!!

i really am just starting to branch out...i've been blogging since january and i'm still feeling new to this whole thing!

my blog is Life in My Ark...my little boy is noah and it is mostly for him, i'm not so good at keeping up with the baby book...online is much more fun...

anyways, i found you through A Vintage Pearl and i'm loving your stuff so far!!! can't wait to read more of your blog!

www.jamieandkacee.blogspot.com

Laura on June 26, 2009 at 10:34 PM said...

I'm guilty of reading blogs and not commenting. My lame excuse is I don't have the time, but let's face it, if I have the time to read it, I have the time to leave a relevant comment or at least a thanks for the information. I'll going to make an effort to comment more often on the blogs I read. Have a wonderful weekdend!

Amanda on June 26, 2009 at 11:26 PM said...

This is so funny! I try to leave comments, but I find so many new blogs, I would be on here all day! I do admit though, that I could take a little more time to make someones day!

Terra on June 27, 2009 at 11:07 AM said...

I am still cracking up at this post! After I got your comment on my blog I had to come back over and revist you! ;) Great metaphor....comments are yummy like candy! You are hilarious!

Candice on June 27, 2009 at 4:16 PM said...

I like this post and your blog, I just found you. My kind of gal, you are funny and sweet! I comment all the time of some peoples blogs and never once have they commented back, I hate to admit that if kind of bugs me! Thanks for sharing this!

Jodi on June 27, 2009 at 6:35 PM said...

too stinkin' funny - I hate it when people will always read but never comment...we all love some comment love, right? best wishes with your new bow site!

Lucy postpartumillness.com on June 27, 2009 at 9:13 PM said...

I love this post. I comment all over the place and even have a list to remind me of who to follow up with but I get no love in return.

It bums me out but I just keep on givin the love. I think I have a comment loop of around 2 weeks but at least I get back to my favorite blogs and comment every two weeks.

Maybe I just stink and thats why no one says anything:)

MommaD on July 2, 2009 at 2:29 PM said...

I love leaving comments to let someone know that you were there, you enjoy their posts, and that you didn't just accidentally pop in and x out. Sometimes I look at those visitor numbers and wonder how many people actually read what I was writing. Enjoying your blog today!

Tina Fisher on July 3, 2009 at 8:51 PM said...

I love comments!!!

I am your 100th follower! Yeah to me!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

I like your style!

 

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