No Comment

Turns out you have to have your commenting turned on in order for anyone to comment.  HOLY SMOKES WHY AM I SO DUMB.  So again–just like in life a person has to be open to comments in order to get better.  Thankfully a friend in the blogsphere tipped me to my problem!  Thanks Jen@reflectwriteshare.com for your help!

 

I made it 14 days.  Some days were easy.  Most days were tough.  I told myself it didn’t have to be perfect. I just had to WRITE.

I made it 14 days.

Then I was crazy busy.  And crazy tired. CRAZY TIRED.

I stopped.

There wasn’t anyone reading what I wrote so what did it matter? It seems weird that I felt this way because I don’t write for anyone but me.

Not one comment in 14 days.  Why did this bother me? In the over-reflecting that I do on a regular basis, I was reminded that this is how a kid could feel at school when no one calls him by name…or when no one asks how her weekend was….or when no one wants to sit with her at lunch….or play tag with him at recess.  So no comments were a good thing for me.

Will I keep writing? Sure.  I’ll even tag this one and will try to finish the month strong.  Readers or not.

And tomorrow? I will make eye contact and call him by name.  I will ask her how her weekend was. I will look for the lone person at lunch and join them.  I will play tag at recess.

Just sayin’.

 

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10 thoughts on “No Comment

  1. Oh my gosh! I have wanted to comment on several of your posts but couldn’t. I’m so glad someone shared with you how to turn the comments on. I just figured you were writing for yourself and didn’t want to be influenced by others. I hope your fingers will dance across the keyboard again soon.

    • I think I had to turn my comments off last summer because of spammers—and I didn’t even think about it when I started Slicing this season.

  2. I like your line, “It seems weird that I felt this way because I don’t write for anyone but me.” When we blog, we may be choosing what we write about it, making the writing for us, but when we hit that publish button, we are reaching out to others and want to know that we have made a connection. At least that’s how I feel. I am sure you are right about kids feeling the same way at school. Thanks for the reminder that it is important for kids to be recognized and to feel connected.

  3. I am so glad you changed your settings to enable you to get comments! I started following your blog at the start of the month because I connected with you as a writer. Again, so glad you are now, finally able to get feedback. It is such a powerful tool!

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