I was a winner!! Could hardly believe it but one afternoon, I received a note in my comments that I had been randomly chosen from Mama Hen’s blog comments and had won a give away!! Bless my little heart. What a nice surprise…and my sweet package arrived in the mail on Saturday:)
More about that in a minute but I thought that was such a nice way to do a give away…and since then I have been thinking about comments on blogs. My thoughts on the subject have changed several times over the past months but I think I have decided comments are fun!! (and you can even be a winner!) 🙂 I once read a post on a blog that I would read occasionally and this author was down-right peeved over comments. She thought it was “rude” to read a post and not comment and even went so far as to say, “if you’re not gonna comment, then don’t read the blog”…so, I’ve never been back.
I’ve also read (more than one) posts about how to increase your number of reader as well as the number of comments you receive…a comment tutuorial, if you will. Really now. I also skipped over that one.
I did not begin blogging for comments and I certainly don’t want my focus to be the number of comments I have – and, at one point, I even thought of turning off the comments so I wouldn’t be distracted by them. However, I really enjoy my blog comments…a note of hello or an encouraging word from blogging friends – and I have made some very nice friends while blogging.
In my sweet package on Saturday were some note cards. I love note cards! I enjoy sending “just thinking of you” notes to those I love and care about….and I love to receive a note. I don’t want note sending to be something “I used to do”…but I also know I can’t send cards every day and to everyone; so, leaving a comment is also nice! One more way to send a hug, as I like to think of it. And, so, I’m leaving my comments open and simply enjoying them for what they should be.
As for my package – in addition to the note cards, I received everything necessary to get these toes of mine into the “open-toe” season….and, goodness, do they need the help! I am so looking forward to a pedicure. Oh, and there were some cadbury eggs, too!! Man, oh man, lucky me!! Thanks, Mama Hen:)