When You Comment on My Blog

joy the baker

It’s important to speak the things that remain unspoken… or rather, type the things that remain untyped.

When you comment on my blog, I see you and I appreciate you.  I know it takes precious minutes out of your important day to scroll down the page, type in your information, and leave a message for me.  I know that you don’t have to do this at all.  I know that you could easily click over to Smitten Kitchen (which would be awesome), that you could click the other tab in your browser and continue watching Bachelor Pad on Hulu (because that’s totally what I would do), that you could go make yourself another cup of coffee (duh).  Instead you take the time to say hello to me.  That makes you amazing.

I see you, and I appreciate you.  I read your comments from my phone first thing in the morning.  I read your comments when I’m waiting in line at the grocery.  When I’m at a restaurant and my companion has run to the restroom… I’m reading your comments.  Truth is… I love you in a weird way.  I think we’re friends.    Other truth is… I try my hardest to respond to all of your questions and concerns in the comment section, and I’m not always the best at it.  Just as a tip:  I’m pretty stellar at responding to people on Twitter.  That’s true.  Despite my flaws, I am indebted to you.

I’m here to graciously offer my gratitude.  I really do appreciate that you come here and take the time to let me know that you are, in fact, here.  It really means so much to me.  Without your comments… I’m kinda just a weird girl that makes too many cookies and talks to her cat.  Thank you for making me more than that (although I’d be totally fine with being a cookie-maker-cat-speaker).  I appreciate you, and I don’t take your presence for granted.  I find you to be a blessing in my life.


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485 thoughts on “When You Comment on My Blog

  1. You have spoken for many of us…no matter that many come, peruse, use and enjoy…it’s the people that take the time to say something that matters so much. For me? It’s the cook that has made something I love and let me know he/she loves it too. That literally makes my day!

  2. Joy this was a great little post because I’ve often wondered if what people say really impacts you or not because you are so self-assured, so confident in your baking, yourself, your blogging, that I’ve always wondered if comments from the peanut gallery resonate much. Sounds like they do!

    And what blogger doesn’t like comments and feedback and sort of a pulse from others on their posts – we all want that I think!

  3. It’s because your writing style feels like you’re talking to us in person. That makes me want to respond, I always want to say something back. It’s all you, you deserve it! 100%!

  4. I love your blog! Not just because it has awesome food, but I think you are hilarious :) Your witty humor amuses me. Have a great day!

  5. Thanks for showing gratitude Joy. It’s nice to know you do read & appreciate what we have to say.

    As a fellow blogger, I completely understand. I try my best to reply to each & every comment just so people know how much I love the fact that they are speaking up & saying hello. In this fast-paced world, it really is quite a compliment for someone to not only read your blog, but to take the extra step & leave a thoughtful comment. I too, am much better on Twitter (it’s just easier & less intimidating since it’s only 140 characters you’re dealing with). Anyhow, I know what you’re saying girl, thanks for gratitude, we love you too!

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