Last week I took a couple of days off due to illness. When I popped back online, I was overwhelmed with the amount of new posts in Google Reader – over 300.
Let’s look at that number and make some estimates. Let’s say I can read a post in 30 seconds. Clicking through to read comments and to post a comment of my own can take up to a minute and a half depending on how the blog is set up. That’s 600 minutes or 10 hours without breaks.
I saw those numbers and new it was impossible to read every single post, but what if I miss your best post ever? Perhaps you needed validation or a pat on the back.
How do I let go…
I’m still reading posts…
Logically I know I can’t read and comment on them all. So, to all my blogging friends’ posts I was unable to comment on last week-
- Congratulation on your award(s)
- Awesome job completing your first draft/revision/query letter
- That was great. I’ve got to try that
- Stick with it and you’ll do it
- Take a break, eat some chocolate, then look at it with fresh eyes
- Sorry you were ill too
Please I’m begging you to remove word verification for your most recent post. With blogger, you can have word verification for older posts, but keep the most recent free and clear for speedy replies. You should know that half of the time the word image doesn’t show up, so the page has to be refreshed. A quarter of the time the image is just plain unreadable and has to be reloaded. It’s a huge comment deterrent.
**This is the last day to vote in my writing poll. This is for writers and bloggers. What time of day do you like to write? Not when you can fit it into your schedule but that sweet time when things just flow.
And now my question. How do you let go and not feel guilty?
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