Can I just scream?
Damn blogger, damn the Thai Internet connection and damn this friggin' concrete bench that I have been sitting on for the past two hours. My bottom now has no feeling in it, whatsoever, and in fact, it probably never will have, ever again.
I wanted to write a post about comments and about how important they are to a blog and about how, since I've had my little blogging break, I have totally neglected replying to anyone's wonderful comments and about the constant daily guilt I have felt as a result.
I wanted to say, well the guilt has been lifted.
I am now totally guilt free.
Because as of now, I have replied to every last comment I have received since I stopped replying to comments which just so happens to be four months, 11 posts and 318 comments ago.
That's what I wanted to say.
That's what I was planning on saying.
But I'm just going to stop and re-group instead. Take a breath. Because I have typed and re-typed the same long reply eight times (yes EIGHT) and each time I have lost the connection, and thus the comment too. And it is driving me crazy. And my bottom is numb.
And I need a drink.
And I can't keep typing it again because I may just go insane.
So please, bear with me.
While I go back and attempt to reply to every last comment that has been un-answered (and I promise, on pain of death, I will do), tell me something.
Tell me about comments.
Do you reply to every single comment you receive? Do you feel guilty if you don't? Do you go back and check if someone has replied to your comment?
In the past, I have always replied - I like to - I like to feel that people feel heard and listened to. And I'm sorry if I haven't made you feel like that recently. I have been reading them. I just haven't had the energy to reply. But I do now. I just don't have the frigging technology.
And if you have commented on my previous posts and haven't yet had a reply, then please do go back and check...I need it to have been worthwhile!
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