Sunday, January 03, 2010

HUMBLE APPEAL FOR COMMENTS

If you have ever read one of my blog entries and a little voice in your head says, “Well, that’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever read,” or “When is this woman going to get a life?”—would you please do me a favor?

Click the dark pink “comments” or "post a comment" w-a-a-y at the bottom of the blog entry. Any comments other people have already made will appear, along with a text box at the bottom labeled, “Leave your comment.”

Type in the words, “Well, that’s the most idiotic thing I’ve ever read,” or whatever else pops into your mind. If you want to sign your name or your initials or use a coded nickname that only I will understand, that would be great. If you prefer just making your anonymous comment and running away, that’s okay, too.

The most non-threatening way to publish a comment is to scroll down and click the circle next to the word “Anonymous.”

Then click on the orange rectangle that says PUBLISH YOUR COMMENT. Give it a minute to process, and then your comment will pop up so you can see what it looks like. (You will have to refresh your web page to see what it looks like on the actual blog page.)

You have no idea how excited I get when someone comments on my blog. Pathetically, sadly, pitifully excited.

I get excited even if the comment only says, “Get a life” or “Your blog really sucks,” or “Stop wasting your time and go do something for the good of mankind.”

If you are feeling especially generous, you could just write “Happy New Year!”

Just this one time, if everyone who reads this entry would write a comment, I promise I’ll never ask again.

Promise. Scout's honor. Cross my heart and hope to die.

I am so needy.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy new year! Now stop your begging--you ARE pathetic :-) dh

Anonymous said...

Colbie loves to read her Grandma's blog. PHX;)

Anonymous said...

I read your blog!Fun!

chuberty said...

Mom! We read your blog...we've just been out of commission the last two weeks! We are back and ready to read!! Love, Jeanine and Casey

Anonymous said...

Count me in-Grandma Nettie

Anonymous said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! ejb

2to4aday said...

THANK YOU!! dh, PHX, Fun, Jeanine and Casey, Grandma Nettie, and ejb!! I've written 146 blogs, and I just needed a little encouragement to write 146 more. I know--it's lame. It's pathetic. It's needy. It's . . . OMG, six people who read my blog!

Amy said...

I read your blog about every other day. I found it through my friend Jen Nash's blog. I think you are funny and I really enjoy your blog. I know how you feel about the excitement of a comment.

I also have you on a list of "favorite blogs" on my own blog.

I just finished the Wally Lamb book you are reading. How are you liking it so far? I found it really interesting at first and then it dragged a bit here and there. All in all, it was wonderful.

Take Care
~Amy

Elaine said...

I check for a new post almost every day! I have been reading your writing since I was 15! I want more! Have a very happy and prosperous 2010!

Anonymous said...

Rachel, you make me smile every day.

JH

bd said...

Happy New Year! I LOVE your blog...check it everyday, on my favorites. Keep writing! And I KNOW there are people that read it and never leave a word. bd

2to4aday said...

Amy: Let's give Jen a plug: http://mamanash.blogspot.com/

And the Wally Lamb book is great, so far. I slowed down my reading a little during the holidays . . . thanks for checking in!!

Elaine and bd: You are the FAITHFUL who have been commenting all along! Thank you!

JH: I must make you smile every day just because you smile so easily. :-) Thanks for the comment!

zach.lange said...

Rachel, that is too funny. Barb got me hooked and I think you should seriously consider contacting a magazine and get this stuff out there!
-Sara Fjestad

Anonymous said...

I love reading your blog, I'm waiting for your first book to be published! I'm just not usually the comment type of person.

KLK

2to4aday said...

Sara & KLK: Thanks so much for the comments! I'm pretty sure most people start their publishing careers when they're a little younger than I am. There's very little call for "geezer literature"! :-) But thanks for the compliments!

Jenny said...

As a fellow blogger, I know how you feel!

P.S. I think they make little buttons on the web that you can put on your sidebar that say I Heart Comments...then everyone will know for sure. :)

CAH said...

Your blog makes me feel...as if I know you. You jog memories I didn't know I had.

CAH

2to4aday said...

Jenny: I do "heart" comments. Then I don't feel like I'm just--well, just talking to myself! ;)

CAH: I am grateful that my parents still have most of their "marbles" and can tell the stories they do. It's not exactly textbook accurate; it's just how they remember it. I'm glad to have had an opportunity to write down some of their memories!

Anonymous said...

Happy New year from the apple store NYC, I look for you wherever I am! And who's the little black kitty? DrH

Anonymous said...

Mom, are you cheating on Poppy with that black cat? I won't tell her about it if you promise to stop immediately. Also, I like your blog because then I know you're still alive, even if I don't talk to you that day. Hmmm... maybe I should comment on your blog everyday so that you also know I'm still alive.... love, s.

2to4aday said...

Dr. H: NEW YORK CITY!! You are living large! I'm honored that you can find me on line, even when you're on the road!

S: No, I'm not cheating on Poppy. The black cat just happened to look as needy as I felt at the moment. And, yes, comment every day so it doesn't look like I'm a helicopter mother checking up on you. I do like to know you're alive!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog--Happy New Year! Especially like when you include family history. Keep up the good work!
Arla

2to4aday said...

Arla: We are lucky enough to have the only two living siblings from that big family--my mom and your dad. I hope you are asking him to tell you stories, too, before they are lost forever. Thanks so much for reading!

Anonymous said...

I look forward to your blog each day! Sad when there isn't one. I also like the family history.Barb told me about the sight a couple of months ago loved it ever since. Goody

2to4aday said...

Goody: I keep telling Barb I'm going to hire her as my agent. One of these days, she's going to send me a bill for her commission! Thanks for reading!

Mark said...

Read it weekly. I even sent it to some of my co-workers and friends to read. Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE YOUR BLOG! :) I think the caps help a lot to express the love.. You are on my favorites to read and such a great pick me up during the work day!Now if you could keep that daughter of yours writing in AZ... ; )~ Steph Huberty (the other Huberty girl)

2to4aday said...

Mark: I'm glad my readership extends all the way to the west side of Alexandria! Thanks!

Steph: Wow! An Arizona branch of readers! I'm surprised you have time to read when you have a full-time job keeping the Huberty brothers in line! Thanks for checking in--I appreciate it!

Anonymous said...

When one writes from the heart with such wit--how can it not be enjoyed. They say to look at life through the eyes of a child---sometimes a wise woman can give a great perspective too!! Continue on. As long as you enjoy, that is all that counts.

2to4aday said...

Dear Anonymous: I think on the evolutionary scale, I'm somewhere half way in between a child and a wise woman--but thank you for the kind words. And yes, I do enjoy writing. As I say to Tom when I've spent/wasted time blogging, I'm being "non-productively productive" (or was it "productively non-productive"?). I can never keep them straight.

Maryln said...

Rachael - You write so well and it is so funny! I will be checking in regularly. I also think you should write a book.
PS I love the black cat. If you don't own it, you have misrepresented yourself. I know how honest you are, so now you must get a black kitty to make an honest woman out of you!

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