My Problem With Replying To Blog Comments

I’m not sure why, but I feel the need to reply to comments almost immediately.

I feel bad replying a few or several hours later. But life happens.

I also can’t stand when something goes wrong on the technical end and my comment doesn’t send.

I’m the same way with commenting on other bloggers’ posts. I know I’ve been a bad blogger lately in that regard. But I cringe at the thought of leaving a comment on a post that was published a day ago. It feels wrong to me.

As a blogger, I welcome comments. Even and especially on older posts,  I love getting them. As a reader, I’m weird, so sometimes I won’t comment.

I understand bloggers are busy. Everyone has a life to live. So I don’t expect instant comments or replies. In fact, the longer I wait, the more I eagerly await a response.

I still feel somewhat sad when I can’t reply right away. It’s not that I don’t want to.

When I’m away from my blog because I don’t have a Wi-Fi connection, it seems all I can think about is blogging.

The other day someone made a point about how society nowadays expects a quick reply with emails. But remember those days when the world only had snail mail and communications took much longer? Besides, a lot of stuff isn’t all that urgent.

What mattered more was that we got a response eventually, not so much that we had to wait for one.

Maybe I should stop worrying so much over wait times and focus on the content of the message itself.

All this being said, I’ll still try to get back to all of you as soon as possible.

Remind me to remind myself that replying and responding isn’t a race.


Camp NaNoWriMo April 2017

It’s that time of the year again.

Where I try to write as many words as I can for Camp NaNoWriMo. While also attempting to not fail any of my exams.

So if I don’t read, like, and comment on your blog posts the second you publish them, you know why.

Also, in the month of April, you’ll probably find me in my bedroom writing for thirty minutes or in a classroom scribbling frantically for three hours.

It’s a wonderful time.


Blogging Joys

I forgot how much I enjoyed reading and commenting on other people’s blog posts.

Yes, I know. I don’t read enough.

And so I don’t comment often enough either.

But I’m trying. Every single day.

I’d be a better blogger if we had more than 24 hours in the day. Why can’t we have 25 instead? Preferably more.


Why I Don’t Comment Enough

I ought to comment more. But I don’t.

Sometimes I read something, and I don’t know what to say afterwards. I’m rendered speechless, usually for all the right reasons. In that case, kudos to you for leaving this writer at a loss for words.

But occasionally I have the hardest time hitting that reply button. I’ll type a comment, erase it, type something else, delete it. I hold back. I fear this, that. So sometimes those comments I came up with never make their way to all of the amazing bloggers out there.

Reading is easier. Reaching out is harder. Commenting can be challenging. But that’s why it’s so rewarding.


Notify Me, WordPress

If the WordPress app could stop failing me and start notifying me that’ll be great.

Yes, I want to know when other bloggers leave a comment or reply to one of mine.

No, I don’t want to find out hours later. 

I’m weird enough as it is. I don’t need WordPress to start misbehaving on me.


Blogging Firsts

First published post:

Ten Rules To Follow To Get Published

First comment you received:


First follower:

Yas Niger

First blog:

This isn’t my first blog. I created one in 2011, but I’ve deactivated it.

First award:

The Sunshine Award


Commenting On My First Post

I thought it’d be interesting to comment on my first post.

Especially since I’ve published more than 1,000 posts on this blog.

Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we?

The red text are my current comments.


My claim to fame was through having my work published and being Googleable. Wow, aren’t you vain? Fame? No one knows your name. Most people can’t pronounce it. Much less spell it. This means that if you searched my name up, you would see my writing posted on a website as well as in an anthology. Spelling it out for everyone, eh? Big deal. Furthermore, you would see a picture of me featured in another article online. I sound so full of myself. I am though. Here I offer you my top ten rules to follow in order to achieve that ever-prevalent goal among writers of being published. What was wrong with fifteen year old me? 

  1. One shall write (preferably every day). I don’t always follow my own advice. 
  2. One shall write well. If one cannot, then one shall learn to write well. I make it sound easy. It’s not.
  3. One shall revise, edit, and proofread without whining. I whine more than I write.
  4. One shall never plagiarize or copy off another writer under any circumstance whatsoever. Don’t do it.
  5. One shall seek out editors, agents, publishers, and others in the business knowledgeably. Yeah, again easier said than done.
  6. One shall submit his or her best work only. This means no first or rough drafts. I love that I felt the need to clarify what I meant.
  7. One shall never procrastinate. What’s procrastinate? The word isn’t in my vocabulary. 
  8. One shall learn from mistakes vowing never to repeat those same mistakes again. I hate that missing comma.
  9. One shall take criticism well and learn to overcome rejection. No, really?
  10. One shall learn to be patient. Finally some sense.

On that note, having my writing published isn’t just a dream anymore…it is actually a reality. I still haven’t published a novel.


How in the world did ten people like, much less come across, my very first post?

If you cringed as much as I did reading this, let me know by not liking this post.


WordPress Really Needs…

A chat feature.

If Tumblr can do it, you can too WordPress.

I would love to interact with other bloggers one on one. 

Even though I love commenting on posts, I stress over it. I take forever to respond because I have to write, then rewrite, and then edit all my comments. 

I’m weird like that.