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Hello and happy Monday, mis amigos! Did you have a good weekend? I primarily spent it cleaning and working on the house (to the dulcet tones of Steve Martin reading the audiobook of his autobiography, Born Standing Up–I quite recommend it), and also trying to catch up on other blogs, which I have been slacking off on SO BADLY lately. I’m sorry, you guys!
Commenting on a ton of blog posts at once brings to mind the same little gem that I start thinking about each time I fall back and have to catch up: commenting strategies! I wonder sometimes about other people’s commenting strategies and how much they differ from my own, which are admittedly not very strategic.
So you can see what I mean, here’s a tutorial for how to comment like Mia in three easy steps:
1) Fall behind on commenting so that you have to spend a couple hours playing catch-up and commenting on all the blogs you follow and love.
2) Have a crisis about whether to comment on every post every person makes, even if you can’t think of anything to say besides “cute top!”, or to leave longer, more in-depth comments on only some of their posts.
3) Put off commenting because you can’t decide and thinking about it becomes exhausting. Rinse and repeat ad infinitum.
And it’s so silly, right? It’s silly! And yet I drag myself into the mental argument every time. I certainly don’t mean to be down on shorter, simpler comments–because commenting frequently, even if the comments are brief, is a great way of being supportive of friends and fellow bloggers, and I see other bloggers do this to great effect. But (as you may have noticed), I have a really hard time being brief, and it feels more authentically me to say something more in a comment, to bring a personal anecdote or silly joke to the table, even if that means commenting takes more work and doesn’t happen as frequently.
Either way, though–short, frequent comments or longer, irregular comments–step 3 ain’t a great way to go. Procrastination is one of my many natural talents, so fighting it is always a struggle. But I’ll keep forging ahead, so expect to keep seeing comments from me! Once in a while, anyway.