I know it sounds funny, but I started blogging as a work assignment. Yes, a work assignment. The organization that I work for received a grant from another organization and one of the stipulations of the grant was to attend a certain percentage of workshops held by said organization.
After attending the seminar on websites we were challenged to go home, spend a few minutes and set up our own blog. So I did.
At first it was difficult because I'm computer challenged (which is really scary considering everyone at work comes to me to fix theirs), but then I discovered that I could actually add my own graphics and customize it to fit my particular style...foofy girl with all things pink and flowery.
I never imagined that anyone would ever go on my blog and post a comment...this is where it gets strange.
One day I found a comment from Pat in my email box. Then Tara followed her and then there was Ellen B. and a whole new world opened up to me, but I find the communication to be a bit awkward. While I love posting comments and reading those of others I feel like there's a lag time almost like when you drop calls on your cell but you haven't got a clue so you keep talking.
"Hello," "Hello," I always wonder if my follow up comments make it to their destination or if they're floating around on the Internet or in outer space. So, this is my question to all of you whom I've grown to adore through your blogs, posts, and comments... "How do you communicate?" Do you use the "follow up comments option" or do you just go back to the original post to see if anything is there for you?
Please let me know as there have been times that I've felt a little rude and I'd be horrified to think that any of you felt offended or ignored.
And thanks for reading this long and "wordy" post.