With vacations both behind me and in front of me, I find myself behind.
Behind on housework, behind on school work (late July I start somewhat preparing my mind to go back to school), behind on friend stuff (I haven't seen my girlfriends in a LONG time), and I'm behind on blog stuff.
I don't like being behind and I don't like being an absent blogger. I've found that when I am behind on reading other's blogs, it muddles my mind and I have a hard time writing a post (hence the post about writer's block).
I haven't been keeping up with you as well as I should. Trust me, I've been reading your posts. I understand if you don't believe me because...I haven't been commenting.
I pride myself on commenting. I comment because I have a connection with what you wrote. I comment because what you wrote made me think of something in my own life. I comment because I support you. I comment because you inspire me.
The thing is, the more I comment on blogs, the better my posts are. So, I've made a resolution. It's a hefty one, but one that I know I can manage.
Now, is it possible that I'll have to miss the random day or two? Sure. I'm busy, just like all of you. But I'll jump back on track as quickly as I can. Moreover, I'm not going to limit myself to only ten. If I have the time, I'll comment more. But never less. I can also guarantee you that the comments I leave will be thoughtful. I'm not a comment vomit-er.
We make resolutions to make ourselves better, to try and change something. This comment resolution isn't for you, even though I am confident you enjoy comments (thoughtful ones) just as much as I do. This resolution is for me. To make me a better blogger and to make me a better bloggy buddy. It's to help me make authentic connections and find inspiration when I need it most.
Here we go...ten comments a day.