I've been thinking a lot about comments lately; I mean comments at blogs.
It's nice getting comments. It's like speaking to someone and having that person speak back. Sometimes, I probably comment too much. I'm trying to speak less. It isn't easy, but I'm trying. I do tend toward being an introvert, but I'm a "moderately expressed" one.
There are two sides to blog comments: the ones we receive and the ones we leave. I'd like to be better at both ends. By that, I mean, not expecting any, but being thankful when someone reaches out, so to speak. The other side is leaving comments. I'd like to be more encouraging and speak less about myself in the comments sections. If I am prompted to debate, I want to stop and consider. Is the debate better done privately? I'm not a fan of bloggers who only allow you to comment publicly.
I need to ask myself if my comment reflects something about me or gives a word of thanks to the writer. I think we all have different issues with regard to both ends of the situation. What I don't want to do is to speak wrongly in either case.
My husband seldom comments and he informs me that it doesn't mean he doesn't appreciate the words. He just chooses to speak only when he has something of value to say. His approach is the best, I think.
It's something to think about, anyway.