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.