Tuesday, 1 May 2007

A Comment Upon Comments

When I first started blogging, it was partly because I wanted to write. But also, if I admit it, I wanted to be read. I had happily stumbled across several lovely blogs that I felt connected with, and through those blogs found others, and have made some lovely friends. When I was very new, it felt scary, sending my little words off into the ether. Out there.

I didn’t get many comments at first, but then I remembered that I read a lot of blogs without commenting. Does it sound odd to say that there are some blogs that I didn’t comment on? That I don’t? That it is enough just to visit. I quietly hoped that someone was reading me, and not commenting.

And then, one day, a comment! And another! And sometimes, if I am ever so very lucky, an email! Some of the comments just recently, well, I just want to say thank you. Thank you for reading me, and taking the time to leave such kind words. And websites that you think I might like. And conversation. It really does mean a lot to me. I don’t quite know what the etiquette is- do I reply to your comments in my comments? Do I visited your blog and leave a comment saying thank you for your comment on my comments?!

Well I decided to do this instead- to post a thank you, and to let you all know that if I could, I would be sitting down with you now, in my little garden, handing cups of tea and freshly baked madeleines out of the window to you, every one of you.

5 comments:

tash said...

Any time! It's lovely to read your writings :)

Hope you're having a good week - and enjoying this balmy Summery weather in your little garden.

Anonymous said...

I check your blog a couple of times a week - I love your writing style. I live in the southern USA. I am quite the Anglophile. Someday, when I'm an old widow lady, I'm going to save my pennies and visit England for a whole summer. In the meantime, I'll have to visit vicariously through your lovely blog!
Nita in South Carolina

Tracy said...

Hi Mimi, I rarely leave a comment but just wanted you to know that I enjoy your blog. Keep blogging! :)

Anonymous said...

I absolutely adore your blog. Your writing is so descriptive and colorful, it's almost like visiting you. Carry on!

Nancy in Alabama

jean said...

I just found your blog today, and am adding you to my "favorites!"