First off, thank you all for responding to my question. It's good to know that I'm not talking to myself (At least when I'm offline, I look like I'm talking to my turtle... On here, I have no such cover-up!). ;-)
It was interesting to me that many of us seem to stay silent for the same reasons:
1. Saying 'Beautiful' or 'Wow', while genuinely our response, seems to be trite. To elaborate a bit more, I think most of us also think using synonyms thereof are still just... the same.
2. That said, and what I didn't mention in my post was being unoriginal. We stay quiet because what we want to say has already been said by someone else.
3. Laziness and/or Lack of Time. I'm grouping these together because, well, lack of time leads to laziness and laziness leads to lack of time. With so many blogs to follow, even just typing one word on each one, every day, would be quite a time-consuming task.
I truly didn't mean for this to turn into a poll-type-thing, but I'm one of those people that notices patterns (I swear I don't obsess about it, LOL), so I thought I'd share my findings. :-D It's also made me want to make more of an effort to at least say something when I visit a blog. Sometimes, I feel like the person that shows up late, in the ugly dress, and I don't want to ruin the party, but I think I need to get over that. Even if I just say, 'Hey! I came, I saw, I loved it!', it might just make someone's day... who knows? Copy and Paste will be my friend if I really just use that over and over! LOL. We mean it every time we say such a thing, but we feel like we're not coming across as genuine. Sometimes, just taking a second to give a virtual pat on the back means more than the actual words, right? Beside that, they don't have to respond if they don't want to. ;-)
That said, I've decided that, once I put things together for a giveaway, there will be a winner from only those that commented or e-mailed about yesterday's question. :-) I love you gals! (And was floored by a few... I mean, really, to know someone that you admire reads your blog? It's mind-blowing!).
There will be another open for all followers, especially since some people may have passed up commenting because of good ol' Reason Number Two, but I feel like those that took the time to help me feel less insane yesterday/today deserve a giveaway of their own. I'm hoping to have the prizes sorted out this weekend, but we'll see how that goes (whenever I 'announce' something, something always seems to come up... Ugh...). I'm warning you: It will be nothing extravagant. My craft cubbies look loaded only because of my love for plastic organizing boxes. My stash is bare bones compared to many that I've seen, but I will try and make it worth the commenting, I promise! :-* If it's not, just let me know and you will all wait until I have better offerings. :-P
I don't want to do to two posts in a row without pictures, so here's my kitty, Aerosmith! Sometimes, you just know when your furbaby doesn't want the channel changed! ;-)
Happy crafting & tatting and love to you all!
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