So why do bloggers blog and what do we expect / hope from our readers?
The reasons we all blog are as diverse and as many as those on the planet!
So how do I react to comments?
Well I love comments even if some challenge my view, my behaviour, my actions. And the securer I become the more I welcome the challenges. Why? Because it gives me the opportunity to challenge myself and how I truly feel. This isn’t the reason I started my blog but it’s been a great bonus – one that I didn’t expect!
If a challenging comment makes me feel defensive or angry then these days I ponder on why. Has someone unintentionally touched a raw nerve and if so why is the nerve still raw!
Some commenters have, occasionally, told me how to think! Well none of us are in a position to tell others how or what to think or to judge us! But it’s always interesting to get someonelse’s take on a topic or idea, thought or action
So making one’s blog public comes at a price! There is no such thing as a free lunch! By inviting comments sometimes we might not like what someone writes but for me it’s a price worth paying! Because although occasionally I’ve had the odd comment that has made me spit it has also made me think hard about how I come across to other people and to question my actions, motives, whatever.
And then I’ve also gained a large community of friends who I otherwise wouldn’t have and that is very special to me. You’ve given me incredible support and encouragement, dear reader. I’ve been humbled by it all and appreciate it no end.
So blog on everyone! I’m going to!