After visiting a few other blogs, I feel I have to either apologize or explain myself.
It seems that other bloggers respond to each and every comment from their readers. I admire and applaud them for doing so. As you can see, that’s not the case here on NJFM.
I read each comment, decide whether or not to approve them, and if there is a question, comment or exclamation that requires a response, I try my best to respond. Other comments require an “Um humm.” You know, sometimes when you’re having a conversation with a person, a nod and “um, humm,” is all that is required.
Even though I’m a writer, I’m a person of few words at times. There are times when I can’t shut up and other times when a nod and an “um, humm,” is the extent of the conversation. I’m sure you all understand.
I truly appreciate each and every comment I receive on this blog (except for spam). I also appreciate some comments that I don’t approve, but feel necessary to respond to personally via email. This is a community of great people; it’s just that I’m a bit odd. By nature I’m a loner. I guess that’s why I like writing so much. It’s a solitary sport.
So, if you don’t see a response to every comment written here on the blog, it’s not that I don’t appreciate the comments. It’s just that I’m quietly nodding and giving the approving “um, humm.” When comments are a nod, an “um humm” and a hardy guffaw or a chuckle or just a plain old laugh, I try to convey that response in some way.
I guess you guys have figured out that my writing style and speaking style are one in the same. What you see is what you get. My posts generally are not long, my comments are sometimes brief and I might not belabor a point as I see some folks tend to do. It’s just a quirk in my personality. Thanks for coming back to my blog in spite of it.
You guys are the lucky ones, it’s my family that doesn’t get a chance to ‘click away’ if they’ve had enough of me.