Friday, April 25, 2008

Comments

Every once in awhile someone will ask me why I don't have comments on my blog. I don't really know how to answer that. There are several reasons. Some of the primary reasons I suppose are I didn't want to feel like I needed validation for what I'm saying, doing, etcetera. What if I became dependent on feedback? Does that mean I have to comment on the blogs of commenter's? After all, I'm just saving fellow mothers time. That being said, I've been thinking that maybe sometimes I'm doing myself a disservice by not allowing them. I can learn from what someone shares and so can others that read. (All 5 of them!) So every now and then I will let the comment gates open and allow others (who I may or may not know) to share insight, motivation and ideas. With the understanding that there is no obligation to do so.

10 comments:

michellemybelle said...

Hi Tash.

Shayla said...

I totally agree on "becoming dependent on feedback". When I started blogging a few years ago, I just left comments off. I don't think ANYONE was reading my blog. It was for family and ME to just write about my life. When I realized that other's out there in our ward and stake were blogging and actually started reading, I opened comments solely so I could know who was reading my blog, if they chose to tell me. Now I feel completely dependent on those comments and it drives me crazy. I want to go back to not worrying about everything I write and censoring for each and every person who might or might not be reading about my life. It was easier without comments. All that said, I enjoy getting to leave comments on other people's blogs if only to let them know I'm there. I've really enjoyed reading your blog. I love your clever name and I really like your title graphic. :-)

rip said...

Thank you! There have been many of your posts i have wanted to comment on! The plumbing incident for one. I understand the dilema though.

Marilyn said...

I am positive that you have more than 5 readers. Now, you will find out how many people love to read your blog.

I understand 100% about the conflict you speak of. I go back and forth. I feel that sometimes the comments tether me to the computer, and I feel this urge to check them way too often.

On the other hand, I really have met some wonderful people I most likely wouldn't have been able to get to know without the comments.

You are wise and I love reading your posts, and especially the spiritual enlightenment you share. Opening the comments occasionally is probably the best of both worlds!

Movie Queen said...

FINALLY!!! I have waited for this day for a long time! I can't tell you how many times I have gone to comment and then remembered, oh yeah. But I can't tell you how much I admire the fact that you can blog without them! I totally get why. But I'm glad you'll have them sometimes. This opinionated girl has too much to say to not be able to comment!

debsters said...

I'm thrilled Natasha.
I read and have been reading your blog faithfully. I think you will be really surprised when people start commenting that you had no idea even read your posts.

Britanny said...

Looks like I'm lucky ready #7!

Britanny said...

Uh, "reader", not "ready". Can you tell I am a mother of small children? My brain isn't working so well.

Emily Ferrell said...

I really enjoy reading your blog and I really have learned a lot from it. You really make me think when you post different talks or things that you have learned from. Thanks for helping me learn and grow. I also enjoy watching your kids grow. We sure miss you guys.

Tharker said...

Love your blog. Love your thoughts on motherhood and family. Thanks for opening the gates, if only for a minute.