First, welcome to any new readers. It's hilarious that there are actual people reading my blog. Sometimes I think maybe I should proofread or think before I post. A glass of wine usually takes care of that thought. Thanks to everyone who reads and comments and generally participates. It's been so uplifting and comforting to hear everyone's stories. Plus, there is such a vast pool of knowledge out there and I LOVE tapping into it.
Next, I want to bitch for a moment about commenting on blogs. I'm not a super regular commenter. I read a LOT of blogs and just don't always have something to say. But here's my complaint. When I comment on a blog, I then have to go back and check on the comments to see if anyone commented on my comment or if the owner commented back. This is a lot of work. This is a lot of work that I don't do. Sometimes out of laziness, but often because I forget that I've left a comment.
When people comment on my blog, my first instinct is to respond. But lately I haven't been. It's not that I haven't been reading. I have been and the comments my readers leave me are thoughtful and helpful. Sometimes I want it to be a dialogue! But are you guys checking back on everything you comment on? Is there a function in blogger where I can just automatically subscribe to any comments where I've left one?
Yes, I just asked another question. If it's not how to train the pony it's how to work the computer. Lucky for you guys, I'm only writing about horses. Otherwise, I might bombard you with questions about ALL KINDS OF THINGS (like how to start an urban garden on a small deck with a black thumb....). I blame this partially on the fact that I work by myself at home (nobody to bounce ideas off of) and partially on the fact that I have a five year old (not much going out with friends) and the fact that I only know one other person with a horse and one other person with a kid (weird, right??) so I don't have a huge network of experienced folk.
So, thanks for reading and thanks for being my network of experienced folk. Now, tell me how to fix my comment dilemma please!