I am cleaning out my inbox and finally getting thru the digests and other bigger files of the week. I have noticed several bloggers complaining about not having any comments on their recent posts. They think their work is slipping or that no one cares or that everyone has gone to the moon.
I sometimes wonder what makes others comment on a card or creation. There is no way I could comment on every emailed blog I get otherwise I would be a pack of bones dead at the keyboard. I try to comment on every 5 or so (I get the feeds of over 350 as of tonight) and if something completely blows me away. Personally, the items I have posted here that are my favorites absolutely no one made a comment about and the ones that I was usually unhappy with, get the most comments.
So other than blog candy or crumbs or all the other giveaways-what makes YOU leave a comment on any blog? Should anyone need a comment or expect one and if so, are we blogging for the wrong reasons? I love writing my blog and am glad when others stop by but if I always expect a nice comment, then maybe I am doing this wrong-I can always take it private as some of my other blogs are and not have a problem at all. I am doing this for a diary effect-to show me where I am and how I feel and what propels me to create what I have.
I get an odd sense when I read that art bloggers are expecting comments when I believe we are making art to please our souls and bring something from our depths that blossoms for us. If no one ever leaves comments again, I am okay with that. I just hope you enjoyed your time here and that you feel good about surfing the artiness of the Internet.