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.


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!"