A Little Note On Comments

September 9th, 2010 - filed under: Furthermore

Sorry for yet another ‘admin-ey’ type post. But, it is Get Out The Bonzai! month. What better time to tie up some of those loose ends that are dangling about?

When I began this site I was determined to respond to each and every comment that was left here. Easier at the beginning! I did keep this up for over a year, and still I manage it most of the time. Thing is, the site has grown (and continues to grow!), and these days it’s taking a ton of time. So I did a bit of snooping around the blogosphere, and of course I discovered that no other [mid-size +] blogger is attempting this. Um, maybe because it’s crazy! Ha!

So, I’m going to be reigning in my responses. Please believe me when I say I *wish* I could just hang out here all day, talking to all of you about all of this. Also know that I read EVERY comment – often more than once! – and I love them all. So please don’t withhold! Of course, I’ll always answer direct questions and I’ll write back to every email I get. But if I don’t reply to your specific comment, don’t take it personal, k? I love you guys!

Blah blah blah, business business, boring boring. Admin is so dull, let’s talk about sauerkraut . . .
sign-off

  • http://mentalworldofsgcorrie.blogspot.com/ Stephanie

    You are so adorable. I am not a mommy, therefore I have no idea what kind of time restraints that entails, but I cannot imagine you’re just sitting around all day!

  • Tenise Rae

    Fine by me. :D

  • Minna

    I’ve always wondered how you manage to respond to most of the comments! And because I haven’t seen you in real life, I guess I’ve been suspecting that you’re a superhuman/alien. I’m not kidding!

    I know some people have been doing this, but I think it’s about time we change this commenting system into a more interactive thing :) So that we don’t only communicate to you but to each other as well.

  • http://www.jemjabella.co.uk/ Jem

    (Hi from an up-until-now lurker :))

    I have been blogging for over 8 years (I’ve lost count) and in that time met very few who reply to all comments. However, certainly in some circles, it’s commonplace to try and return comments on one of their posts at a later date. It helps boost the community feel. Of course this only works if you a) your readers have blogs of their own and, b) you have time to read their entries!

    *goes back to lurking*

  • Squiggle

    Have you thought of doing an ‘ask Sayward’ kinda post every so often? It’s something I have noticed on the Pioneerwoman blog when I’ve been flicking through and it could work really well here.

    If you announce it like a week before, everybody sends in questions and then you can answer them in interview format. You learn more about what makes us tick, we learn more about you views on subjects that we have given and there is a fluffy-warm community feel to it :)

    B x

  • Donna Mae

    I am new to this site and really enjoy reading when I have the opportunity. You are doing a wonderful service and look forward to next week. thank you!

  • Tenise Rae

    HEY!!! Great idea @Squiggle!! I love the “Ask Sayward” suggestion. :D

  • http://bonzaiaphrodite.com Sayward

    Thanks for understanding, guys!

    @ Minna – It’s because I’m a robot! Shhh, don’t tell. ;-)

    And I agree, I would LOVE to see more interaction between commenters! It’s definitely already happening more and more and I think it’s so great!

    @ Squiggle – I really like that idea. I’m going to do it!

  • http://contagioushealth.blogspot.com Melissa

    no problemo!! I’m just happy you post such awesome content!

  • Kelly H.

    It could be called: “What say you Say?” ;o)

  • Melissa

    no worries!

  • Felicia

    @ Sayward – Sure, whatever you think is best, I didn’t really think about it, I just wanted to tell someone, I guess, lol

  • Rebecca

    Bummer! I enjoy your comments just as much as your daily (week-daily?..hmm..what is the proper term for that?!?!) posts.
    Totally understandable though…isn’t it interesting how life gets in the way? (sometimes in a fantastic way…in your case…a child!)

  • http://bonzaiaphrodite.com Sayward

    @ Rebecca – I’ll still comment plenty! I’m just not putting pressure on myself to address *every* *single* *comment*. That makes it fun, instead of stress. =)

  • http://bonzaiaphrodite.com Sayward

    @ Felicia – K, moved it! It’s here now.