Sunday, October 12, 2008

Blanket Statement

So here's the deal. I have 120 posts on my Google Reader to read, and the higher that number gets, the less likely I am to read all the posts. For the most part, the blogs I have registered on my Reader are the ones that belong to people who comment on my blog and that I comment on theirs. There are a few on there that I just enjoy reading, and very seldom post comments, but for the most part I try to let people know that I was there with a comment or two.

Hence this post. The longer that list gets, the more daunting the task seems. Not because of the reading, but because of the pressure I put on myself to comment. Formulating something interesting to say without copying what others have already posted. Wanting to be witty and funny without seeming sarcastic and cynical. Uplifting and encouraging without being trite.

Sometimes it's easy, and sometimes it's hard. But I never know when I go to any of my favorite blogs what topics will be broached until I get there. So when I see 120 posts to be read, it's no surprise that I get a little stressed. So I am issuing a blanket statement, and you know who you are.

I have read your last several posts and I have enjoyed reading them. I will be back to read any subsequent posts. I am just excusing myself from commenting (for the most part) until I can get a handle on all the back reading.


That is all. (Except that I love all of you guys dearly!)


8 comments:

Mocha with Linda said...

I can't imagine what you've had to do this weekend that's been more important than reading blogs! :-)

I'll look for your comment at another time and another place. . . .

Hope the 4 of you are having a blast being back together!

Karen said...

No worries! Life is what's real and it's where you should be focusing your time and talents. Glad you're family is back together again;)

luvmy4sons said...

And here I was expecting a long paragraph or two each time! LOL!

Lisa said...

I love reading your blog.....but I feel the same way. I don't always comment either.

Alana said...

Girl. I understand! Blogging should never be stressful, although I could take my own advice ;-)

The Small Scribbler said...

Xandra,

You are such an encouraging person. Relax. You're off the hook.

Kate

Andrea said...

You're not alone...I have the same struggle.

The Young's said...

girl....I am SO there with ya!! i'm glad we're feeling the same way that way we won't be offended if we don't get comments!! :) I always check up on ya...but I don't always comment!!! LOVE your honesty!!! Hope you and your hubby are so glad to be reunited!!!