Once upon a time, not so very long ago, on this very same blog, I came up with a weekly feature called “I Comment Therefore I Am” (comma left out intentionally). The purpose of this feature was to write a post comprised of comments I’ve left on other blogs or comments that have been left on mine. It is a way to celebrate the back and forth in the blogging community and also a way to highlight posts that inspired my comments.
I stopped doing this regular feature because it requires quite a bit of work and I have a new baby that requires my attention. My real life baby will always trump my bloggy babies. I didn’t want to abandon my bloggy baby all together, so I gave custody of it to gaelikaa, who has done a wonderful job of tending to and nurturing this brainchild of mine. I intend to periodically join her when time allows and I invite you to visit her post this week.
Here’s what’s been going on in my commenting world…
My bloggy buddy Eva posted a piece that was construed as offensive to those of Muslim faith by one of her readers (I did not read the post in question). What did Eva do? Not only did she apologize and remove the post, she also published the comment that made her reevaluate the original post. We all make mistakes and it’s okay as long as we learn from them. Here’s the comment I left for Eva…
Eva, this makes me want to cry because so few people ever, ever acknowledge that perhaps they have been insensitive. I am so proud of you for not only apologizing, but sharing the comment that made you think twice. I’m sure your intent was not to be insensitive, but sometimes we don’t see things as others do and it is a gift to be able to acknowledge someone else’s perspective without becoming defensive. We should all take a page from your book.
Sara Santiago reminded me that it’s okay to step away from the blog and just do things that I don’t even intend to blog about.
But if I do something and don’t blog about it, did I really do it? I mean if a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, who cares?
I agree wholeheartedly with you. The funny thing is that when I give myself the liberty to step away from my blog, I find that inspiration strikes. Life is about being present in every moment. If I hear my inner narrator writing a blog post about what I’m doing while I do it, I tell her to shush (but in R rated language). Enjoy whatever it is you are doing.
That’s it for this installment of I Comment Therefore I Am.
Do you give good comment? Wanna play along? Go forth, spread the comment love, and turn it into a post (I keep a draft post open while I read blogs throughout the week). Recycle, reuse, and reduce my friends; it’s the wave of the future.
Oh and feel free to comment on my comments otherwise how will I know that you exist.
If you play along please link back and/or post the button below. Let gaelikaa know and she will link to you in her post. Spread the love, spread the love! You can grab the button code from my sidebar.