Sunday, June 12, 2011

Blog etiquette and a new painting

When I first started this blog, I had the comments turned off. I thought they might make me self-conscious, I don't know. Anyway, I turned them on now, and have received some sweet replies.

BUT

I'm not really familiar with the "blog etiquette". How should one deal with comments? Should I reply to each one, should I acknowledge them somehow? Will people think I don't read or - worse - that I don't care about what they write? Cause I do!

Comments are, first and foremost, the certainty that somebody is actually reading what you're writing. That's a great thing in itself. But when people say how they understand you, how they feel the same way, how they like your painting, when they give you suggestions or tell their stories, then it feels even better!

So if you ever wrote here, please know that I loved reading every single comment and that I appreciate you taking the time to do it. Really.


Now, the painting:







And for my friends back in Brazil, Feliz Dia dos Namorados (that's "Happy Valentine's day" in Portuguese)!!!

1 comment:

  1. Ahhh! I love this! I saw an elephant in the first one and it's sparking ideas.... :)

    I know what you mean about the whole 'commenting on comments' thing. I don't reply to each one (especially as I gain more followers, it could become a full time job!), but I try to reply to new commenters as often as possible, and periodically thank new followers and acknowledge comments and how much they mean to me in a post.

    I think all of us with blogs know how nice it is to have comments and input, so I make the assumption that we all 'get it'! Also I don't expect people to reply to mine, so it's nice if they do but doesn't matter at all if they don't.

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