Wednesday, January 23, 2013

a comment on comments

Jonathon griped to me a bit ago that he avoided making a comment because he had a hard time decoding the whatever it is one had to decode to post a comment. He asked me to remove it, suggesting that perhaps it contributed to the embarrassingly few comments. I thought about it and decided to give it a try. I certainly get more comments now but I suspect that most of them are generated by those 'robots' we are urged to prove we are not and many of them make little or no sense at all. 

I love to get feedback - I feel less like I am talking to the wall that way. I have been tempted to close this book when I evaluate the "success" of the enterprise based on comments and then I remember why I write or I get a comment written from someone's heart and I know that the number of comments does not really equal success.

Thank you for reading and for any comments. I hope it doesn't put too many off but I am going to add the annoying word verification feature back to the comments - most of the new wave of comments kind of freak me out. lol

13 comments:

Erika said...

Here's me commenting! Don't ever stop!

Lahni said...

I haven't been commenting but I have been reading!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cheri -

Yours and Eden's blog's are the only two I follow. I love the recipes, I love your rants, your thots, the openness with which you share. Life as we know is a journey and often the paths we once travelled take a different turn from those we once walked with. I have always valued the time spent when our children were young. There was a connection that I believe will always be there. My vote is for you NOT to quit - I know you have walked through dark days, good days, happy and sad - your life's journey is not just a 'theory' but the bread and butter of life. I am grateful that you take the time to share. Always reading and always appreciative.

Karen (Johnson) Isaacson

nita.armstrong@gmail.com said...

yes, thanks for sharing your blog, and nat and I often talk about new recipes/etc you have on here!

Elizabeth Cranmer said...

I make several of your recipe's and have pinned many so I can find them easily.
I comment from time to time, but have been a bit bashful about commenting more.
I love your writing your perspective and your truth that you put out there. It often humbles and grounds me and I just love that.
I even recently got around to using the PDF's of the organization quotes you kindly shared.
Never stop. You have wonderful things that you offer.

Amber Joy said...

Me too! I'm here. I read every post and often pin and try recipes. I also read Eden's blog, and thoroughly enjoy the photography on both of your blogs. Thank you for the diversity of your blog. I really love it. Yes, the code thing is annoying, but necessary. Oh well.

Domestic Diva North said...

I almost never comment but I enjoy reading this blog. I recently pared down and removed all but my most favourite blogs from my links so that I am not tempted to waste too much time reading them. I am happy to say yours in one that made the cut! Thanks for continuing to share your delicious recipes and your perspective on life and family - I have gained much from reading it.

Eden Lang said...

please don't stop! I don't know how I would cook without all of your amazing recipes!!! thanks for taking the time to share all your great...stuff:)

xoxo

eden.

Anonymous said...

Cheri:

I have said this before....because of you sharing your recipes, I am no longer a "convenience" cook. I really enjoy cooking from scratch again (and with a new oven and cooktop, there is no stopping me!) I love reading your thoughts, perspective and of course your recipes. Yours and Edens blogs are the only two I follow. Please don't stop....either one of you!!

Thelma

Cheri said...

Wow!! Thanks everyone - you are all so kind. Each comment made me smile and a few made me laugh. As silly as it may be I do cherish your comments because they connect you to me.



Shaz said...

I love your blog, I love the recipes, this way I don't have to copy them down I can always find them when I need them. I love all the memories, and thoughts. I love you, my sister

Anonymous said...

I <3 your blog. Never stop writing. Or cooking. ;)

lamcal said...

Checking in silently but lovingly down here in Chicago...love the recipes and reflections! I am here quietly enjoying the salt and sweetness of your posts. Thanks for sharing, even though I may not be always responsive!