Saturday, 29 May 2010

weekend reading and blog etiquette

this weeks reading is a lovely blog called moth design which i came across a little while ago via a comment here on hardaker and pope.
Which brings me onto the subject of blog etiquette. A couple of weeks ago i was talking to a customer, who also readsd our blog. She used to write her own - and very good it was too. why did you stop i enquired? she told me it was because it was taking too much time and had ceased to be fun. why is that i asked, and her reply saddend me. she said it was because she felt she had to leave a comment on everybodys blog that had left a comment on hers as she didn't want the people who had left comments to feel slighted. I then felt a bit bad, as i am rubbish at leaving comments on blogs. I read loads, i dip in and out daily, I love knowing what people are up to, and i feel a connection with alot of these bloggers, in a way that if i was passing by their house i would be able to ring the doorbell and say hi and stop for a cuppa, but still I don't often comment.
I would be really interested to know do you feel slighted by me not commenting? I hope not, feel safe in the knowledge that I read you on a weekly basis and just because i don't comment often doesn't mean I don't love you!! it just means that i try and squeeze my reading in while children are otherwise occupied - so i am maximizing reading time and minimizing typing time!!

. Anyway back to Erica and Moth design, Erica is an interior designer based in Canada, I love her style, and if I was in any way a clean, tidy person whose kids didn't leave a trail of muck behind them everywhere they went I too would dream of a house like this!

I really really want one of these little little 'lapa' rooms - lapa is zulu for 'over there'.
anyway enjoy your weekend.


8 comments:

  1. ooh that house does look lovely. it might not look as perfect if accessorized with hama beads everywhere like mine.
    blog ettiquette is so hard, I read with google reader, so I can read posts without going direct. so much quicker, but then doesnt contribute to a visitor count, and means I often don't comment...... I think we all feel the same as you - so hard to do everything. x

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  2. I think everyone is in a similar position and can therefore understand that it's not always easy to leave a comment on each and every blog we all read but that doesn't mean we don't love the blog!
    For example, I don't think I've ever commented here, but that doesn't mean I don't visit and sit in awe at the lovely designs wishing I had the ability to do it myself :)

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  3. Oh gosh! I don't think there should be an obligation to make reciprical comments to your readership...otherwise you wouldn't have any time to write all the lovely posts :-). I think it's good when writers put a follow-up comment on their own comments page responding to any queries from readers but I wouldn't expect them to visit all of their reader sites, no.

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  4. I am with you Sarah, there are just not enough hours in the day to do everything in life! I try to respond to comments when I can.. but sometimes it is just impossible..... now I have spent more time than I planned on the PC this afternoon & have missed the opportunity to get out into the garden to pull out some weeds! it is now raining.. grrr

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  5. on the topic of comments, which seems to be doing the rounds again at the moment, I'm not slighted at all when by not being commented on. I comment on blogs when the post requires or sparks a response in me, I'm not one for platitudes so if i don't have anything to say, I say nothing about it.

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  6. Thanks so much for the kind mention! (*blush)

    I agree too on the topic of commenting. I find it hard sometimes to post with 5 boys (one being 2). It's a treat for me to visit. And it brings me to a quote by a sir Dr. Suess...

    “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.”

    happy weekend lovely!! xo Erica

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  7. i think i understand how she felt.i, personally, have no problem anymore with the comment part...i am happy knowing people read my blog.it is a matter of tim to leave comments, i often don't do it neither.

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  8. I know I'm two months late but your post has struck a chord with me. This is something that as a relatively new blogger has been troubling me. I get lovely comments from all sorts of fellow bloggers. I simply love receiving comments and cherish each and every one. However whilst I visit each blogger who leaves a comment I don't always leave a reciprocal comment. Some blogs just don't do it for me I'm afraid. I feel I can only leave a comment if someone has posted something that inspires me or speaks to me -like you have here! It just feels hypocritical to force yourself to say something when you haven't got anything to say. I feel guilty because I do love receiving comments.

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