My sister, Manny, catches up on Square Piece about once a week. Being that I get an email notification every time someone leaves a comment, I love checking my phone and seeing her marathon of comments all at once.
My sister has the craziest, funniest, most maniacal laugh. I love the thought of her chuckling to herself and shaking her head at the silliness in my household. Even better, I can hear her voice when I read her replies to a post.
But speaking of comments, I’ve got a question.
My mom recently nudged me to be more diligent in replying to my readers’ comments, especially if they’ve taken the time to leave a lengthy, personal one. I fussed that sometimes (like tonight) I barely have time to squeeze writing a blog in, much less to reply to each comment. There’s also the general wondering in the back of my mind as to whether or not anyone would actually even check back to see if a reply has been posted (because sometimes it might take a few days).
Do you ever check back? Ever?
‘Cause here’s the thing: If YOU do and receiving a reply makes you feel as good as I feel when I receive a comment, then it’s definitely a habit worth forming. It’d be my pleasure to try and reciprocate the kindness that’s shown to me.
But do ya?
‘Cause if you don’t, then I’ll just spend those extra minutes – I dunno – kissing on Esther or changing a diaper or writing a thank you note… or something.