The last couple of days there has been discussion in this "blogosphere" about commenting on blogs and bloggers replying to comments. La Gringa started it and Theresa jumped in with some thoughts of her own, as did HeatherinParadise. Interesting reading all around, I highly recommend checking them out (and the comments that follow). My take on blogging is that it is a communicative and interactive affair, I write, you respond, I reply to you. It's an open dialogue and far more interesting than simply reading what my point of view is. I make a great effort to reply to all comments, even if it is simply to say "Thanks for stopping in". It's friendly, it's warm and it feels nice when people do the same on blogs that I comment on. That said, if I have ever missed replying to one of your comments, perdoname, please forgive me, it was not a slight, more like early Alzheimer's. I really enjoy reading every else's comments on other blogs as well, it feels like a social event rather than just a solo venture, you feel like you are part of something bigger.
Now, all this was happening and I was commenting on how I try to keep up with comments, and what happens? I take a nap and wake up to find I have a new Queen of Commenting on my blog! Heather (not paradise Heather, the other Heather, mom to two fabulous toddlers), was traveling for a while and managed to catch up with my blog all in one afternoon, contributing 18 comments on 18 different posts!! Now, normally I would try to respond to each and every one, but with my ridiculously slow internet connection I will just do it right here.
So Heather, thanks for all your comments, I agree with everything you said and appreciate you taking the time to read and share back with me!
So, how many times did I use the word comment and what is a suitable synonym? I hate to be repetitious. :)