As a WordPress.com blogger, I’m proud to be part of a community of other great bloggers, some of whose experiences are so similar to my own. I feel close with these bloggers and have come to care about their day to day struggles and their hopes and dreams, almost as much as I care about my own. I have been inspired by their words and their ideas, have laughed with them, and sometimes, cried with them.
But I have a big problem and I feel terrible about it. I’ve been really bad lately about following up on these bloggers’ posts and commenting as much as I could. It’s not that I’m not interested, because I am, very much so. But lately, life has been getting in the way. I have been working longer hours than usual, and I come home from work exhausted and just wanting to crawl under the covers and sleep for days. Of course, I don’t do that but sometimes I do take a nap for an hour or two.
Then, after eating a quick dinner and showering, I FINALLY get to sit down with my laptop to answer all my comments (I get quite a few so that takes a while and I like to try to answer all of them if I can), checking emails (I get a number of those too), and THEN trying to get in a new post or two on top of that, it’s already 10 or 11 at night (and sometimes later), and sleepiness is starting to take over. Then I remember I have once again failed to check my friends’ blogs (I’m thinking of Rubycommenting, Katie’s Dream, and Prairie Girl’s blogs in particular because these wonderful ladies always comment on all my posts–if I’ve left out anyone else, I apologize for that), even though I had every intention of doing so.
I promised myself that tonight, I would definitely check these blogs for new posts and try to comment, but lo and behold, I got into an hour long phone conversation with my son about my plans to visit him next week, and now it’s 10:40 PM and I have no energy left to read anything else and I have to be up again at 6:30 AM. So once again, my friends’ blogs have gone unvisited by me.
I hope my blogger friends will forgive me–I’m not ignoring your posts on purpose. Tomorrow, unless I am dead or in the hospital or abducted by aliens, I will be “driving by” your blogs and reading your posts and also commenting or at least Liking your posts so you know I actually read them. So please ladies, be patient with me. And thank you for all your comments here. 🙂