I was reading a post on That Wife the other day, and the comments that ensued in response to that post really made me think twice about my role as a blogger, and a blog reader. It made me ponder my interactions with my blog readers. It made me feel bad about not always responding to blog comments. It made me feel guilty for not commenting on other's blogs as much as I'd like to. It made me a little peeved remembering the times I have been ignored as a reader/supporter of other's blogs. I don't like being ignored, and I hope I do not make any of my readers feel that way! (If so, please feel free to slap my hand.)
It is hard for me to draw any hard and fast lines about which "side" to be on, because I am on both sides; as both a writer and a reader. However, I think over the past year or so, I have fallen off a bit in the support department. I became really caught up in my health issues and in my little blogging world. I had lapses where my tunnel vision made it easy to forget to be grateful, humble, and generous. At times, it made me lose sight of exactly how much the support of my readers means to me. And it means a great deal.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that I appreciate each and every one of you. Thank you for reading, commenting, and emailing over the past few years. I value the time you spend with me in this little corner of the online world.
Do check out Jenna's post if you have the time. I think it has created some thought-provoking discussion.