Sunday, November 30, 2008

Reader Made Me Do It

Not IT, but reader has made me into a bad blog friend. I am terrible at leaving comments and it happened when I started the google reader. I still haven't figured out how "following" is any different but doing both has some blogs posting to my reader list twice which is very annoying and time consuming, especially when one of those is Pioneer Woman. (She writes some long posts!) I will have to tweak that soon. I cry a little that I am following umpteen(that's KY talk for a whole lot)blogs and yet only three people are following me. Oh well, I keep reminding myself this is all about me journaling more than my readership. The reminder goes unheard as I eagerly await responses and comments like an addict waiting for crack. Comments are my crack. Anyone else have this comment addiction? Why do we need it so bad? I have alot of "real life" friends who give me "real life" attention. I get tons of attention from my family and EVEN MORE from my pets. Surely at some point I will feel validated at just the thought of someone else reading and not need snarky comments-snarky comments are my favorite.

In other news, Erika had her first babysitting gig tonight. It wasn't a "real" gig because she was more of a nursery attendant than an on-your-own full-fledged babysitter. She got rave reviews and I am not surprised. Baby steps. I'm not sure how I will feel about the real deal babysitting, but being a helper to good friends is win-win for everyone.

I woke up this morning intent on not going to church today-just because I am still tired from all the holidaying. When Erik and the kids got up and were going anyway, I decided I should go and it was great. So great I went again tonight and I'm glad I went both times. I'm pretty sure I have gone through some major changes in how I feel about my church family because instead of feeling upset and misunderstood all the time, I now feel really blessed to be a part of such a loving and understanding body of believers. Even people who used to really test my patience now just make me smile and thank God. Mostly because I know I test the patience of many but they smile and thank God for me too. Grace, such a good thing. Grace, best served in heaping portions.


Becky K. said...

You dear woman...I so relate!

I love, love, love comments!

I go through stages at church!

We must be somewhat normal, if the only ones willing to talk about it.

Becky K.

Amy said...

My husband and I are both in a "stage" right now concerning our church. (long story)

And I totally understand your comment feelings. My bloggy friend in blog land and real life, Shelly, was talking to me one day about this very thing. And we both said that (sometimes) if we know our blog friends are reading but not commenting, it "feels" like we have run into them at Walmart and they don't speak to us. Does that make sense? Anyway, we both know that is NOT the case, but the communication in blogging is half of the fun, so, of course, we are going to look forward to the comments.

And I like what you said about served in heaping portions. *sigh* I really needed to hear that this morning.

Happy First Day of December!
God Bless,

hulagirlatheart said...

With gravy.

I'm terrible at commenting lately because the days are rolling over me so fast I can't keep up. Gak!

Ami said...

I read your blog through Google reader. But I can still comment... I just have to click on the blue title of your blog in the reader when it comes up.

I know I have more than 4 readers a day (4 is how many 'followers' I have)because of my stat counter.

Keep writing as long as you're getting something out of it and don't worry so much about the public.

(Congratulations. You've just received the first comment I posted today. It even looks coherent. Can't tell I was up like 12 times last night, can ya?)

Mia said...

Okay comments are like potato chips you can't just have one! I despise Google Reader. I have to go to the blog page its much more fun, its like opening a present.
I "follow" a blog just so I can have my tiny little picture block on their page! HAHAHA!

~ Stephanie. said...


If I count right, I make the 6th person who is clearly following your blog . . . and I can think of several others who read even if they don't comment! :o)

Ami said...

oh, and tag! On November 30th I posted a Christmas meme and tagged a bunch of people. You're one. No obligation, but wanted to make sure everyone I tagged knows about it.

Jen, Fred, Jennifer said...

Oh, you crack me up!! What is with this following thing????? I don't have time to add one more thing to my list......oy!

And I suck at commenting, so don't ever feel about sucking at commenting to me either! Shoot lately I've even sucked at keeping up with my blogging......'tis the season......

Oh, and one more thing......I don't think I can like you anymore since you are done with your Christmas shopping.