Between today and last Tuesday I got some 400+ hits[553 including me] on my last post but just around 50 beautiful, lovely, wonderful, super bloggers have very kindly commented on it.
Dear persons who read the posts here but don’t comment, don’t you feel bad like as if you’ve accepted candy from a sweet little cherubic child & gone away without saying a word or a smile???? Just think for a moment how bewildered, how shattered, how heart-broken that adorable angelic little girl must have felt.
Yeah yeah I know I’m going overboard taking the sentimental route but the whole idea is to make you feel terrible……..the question here is, how lousy are you feeling about it?????
After reading just 3 or 4 posts on this page one doesn’t need Einstein’s brain to arrive at the conclusion that I have an IQ of an Iguana or maybe even lower than that.
Come on, I don’t talk about nuclear missiles or the Ringamore wastelands** here…..though I did talk about Rocket-science in 1 post……but that was just once……and I was actually displaying my ignorance on the subject, really. I write about everyday things or incidents which I’m sure most of you identify with. And I’m quite sure you would not keep coming back to a page to which you couldn’t relate at all.
How hard is it to pen a harmless one liner letting me know you were here…..u know it would make me feel so good.
Many of u are not aware of it but I blog under great pressure. I have a better-half who thinks I could have lost atleast 15kgs of weight in all this time I've spent blogging, a maid who threatens to quit coz she’s allergic to the sight of me tapping away at the laptop, children who pull me from both sides as soon as they see me login into blogger, parents who have no clue what blogging is all about, a sister who about once in 6 months casually asks me whether I’m still blogging and unsuspecting neighbours from whom I hide my blog since I write about them from time to time.
So you see, my only relief is the comments I get from u……I lap them all up and begin to believe in my own worth. You & I know it’s another world out here…..very few non-bloggers understand the ‘nasha’* of receiving comments from beautiful people across the big wide world.
I do understand the difficulty you face to write that first comment. I know for a fact that commentophobia is a natural tendency among both new & seasoned bloggers…….I too used to hesitate so much in the initial days and sometimes even now.
But you must, atleast just this once, delurk & let me know u've been here:-))
So to make it easy for you I have, after much deliberation, put together 3 simple phrases to help you get over the initial hesitation ….
Sample 1: Thank U Nancy for making it so easy for me to de-lurk.
Sample 2: Me thinks your posts are full of &%$%#@&.
Sample 3: I have better things to do in life than comment here.
Now all you have to do is just copy-paste one of the above into the comment box and click submit. Has anybody else made it easier than this?????
Ofcourse anonymous & troll comments for the 2nd point will be closely monitored. And if you feel all of the above is inadequate you are welcome to write about how wonderful a
Now after all this, if you are going to pretend that everything I’ve said above went over your head, I’ll make it short and snappy….
Just delurk dammit!!!!!!!!
* Nasha = addiction
**Ringamore wastelands = they dont exist, I made it up
p.s: Pssssttttt I’ll be putting up the awards sooooon [[‘wink, wink’]].