Your mothers may have washed your mouths out with soap, but on my blog–
–Big time “back-talk” rocks my comment world! Gotta love it—
Yeah—I know I excite easily—a sassy six-year-old myself at Christmas time.
But seriously, I posted several questions a few days ago—confessed my insecurities as a writer/blogger and asked if any of you shared these feelings. Well, clearly I’m not the only one who sometimes thinks herself inadequate—because people commented, commented, commented. And some of you even posted response pieces on you your own blogs!
I can’t tell you how supportive that feels, how great to be part of a community of writers willing to admit their fears of imperfection—how amazing to be embraced by bloggers who have welcomed me into their world by responding so thoughtfully to the questions I pose. Thank you!
Thanks especially to Tori (The Ramblings) and Mrs. H. (A.Hab.’s View of the World) for continuing this conversation in their own blogs. If this discussion interests you, I encourage you to read their posts, as actually these writers take the dialogue to whole new level.
The question remains: why are we writers/bloggers so gung-ho about comments—why have we gone blog-wild and comment-crazy—outside the superficial realities of Search Engine Optimization?
For me it’s about community. I don’t mean to suggest blogging is a religious experience—no, wait—maybe I do—to the degree that posting and commenting, the call and response of it, is like a liturgy. I feel embraced by it. Thankful—
So, in honor of the new year. let me proclaim a little less reverently–
–Sass out the ass, my blogging buddies–
And back-talk some more–tell me–what’s the best part of blogging for you?