Last week I accidentally discovered how to ‘like’ comments that are left on my blog. I’m not sure how long this facility has been available, though for several months I’ve had likes from other bloggers so for sanity’s sake, please don’t tell me.
I’d looked, in what I considered to be logical places, for a ‘like-button’. I’m not sure my brain is wired for technological logic, because when I didn’t easily find it, I assumed that the other bloggers were subscribing to a more sophisticated version of WordPress and gave up.
I should have checked the help page, of course, or asked on some forum. Except that takes time, and in the bigger scheme of things, does it matter if I’m not quite au fait with all the bells and whistles?
I’ve thought about that. I’ve been feeling uncomfortably bad-mannered over not returning greetings. I’m glad to get responses, so I’m sure you appreciate some recognition too.
Besides I like the etiquette of blogging, that ether-level connection I have with other people posting from all sorts of exotic and local places. It feels like a meeting of minds to connect with the words, and occasional pictures you post. I want to get it right.
I’m like that about stories, but I give time to my reading and writing. I study those bells and whistles, figuring out how they function, and seeing how I can apply them.
I suppose I’ve been thinking of this blog as being part of that creative process. Not only because committing to a Monday morning post provides me with a weekly deadline, there’s also the challenge of finding my subject, then composing and editing it. These things feel like good practice for a woman who already has too many hobbies and ambitions that are firmly fixed on wordsmithing.
So I’m not making any rash promises about exploring all the gizmos of the blog world. I’ll only ask for your patience if I’m a little slow on the up-take. Sometimes, it takes me a while to catch up with the rest of the internet community.