If you spend much time in the blogosphere, you catch on to a universal blogging truth pretty quickly.
Bloggers love comments.
Comments equal love, validation, care, concern, friendship, time well spent.
I know this to be true because I blog. I lovecraveneed comments as much as the next blogger.
I also understand the addendum to the previously stated blogging truth.
You scratch my back, I scratch yours.
Translation: I took the time to hang out at your little piece of the blogosphere by reading and commenting. Why not come on over to my place and return the favor?
If you are guilty of being a comment hog and not reciprocating the love, you could be seen as a bit of cold blogger. Shame, shame.
I get this. I love the comments. I love to reciprocate the love. And I would do so more often, except I have a little problem.
Meet my new laptop accessory, aka "a little problem".
Sure, sure. This 3 month old model is pretty sweet looking, but don't let it fool you. It hardly increases my blog commenting productivity. If anything, it hinders it. And as my laptop accessory grows in size and squirminess, it's becoming increasingly more difficult to even leave simple, little, one-liner comments.
But I'm still reading.
I've been wracking my brain trying to think of some kind of code word I could leave at the end of a post, something to the effect of "Hey! I was here, reading, and catching up with you and I would love to say something witty and sincere but can't since I am currently breast feeding as I read this and by the time I am done either reading or breast feeding I won't remember what wickedly funny or really insightful thing I wanted to say but hey I love you anyway!"
I tried to make an acronym out of it, but HIWHRACUWYAIWLTSSWASBCSIACBFAIRTABTTIADEROBFIWRWWFORITIWTSBHILYA just didn't have much of a ring to it.
Maybe after I read a post I could just type "breastfreading".
Breast feeding + reading
I know! I got lots more where that came from! I'm just not sure how to get it out there with my lap and hands so preoccupied.