Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Comments anyone?

I have been enjoying the comment section of a number of blogs I frequent, but most especially The Upward Call. Kim's blog is wonderful and I recommend it as a daily dose of sound reality and food for the heart, but her comment section has a blog life all its own and I find it fascinating. It is almost like a board with its interaction and expression. Not only do we get Kim's thoughts, but many others who may or may not have a blog. It is a virtual coffee shop I think. :)

While I would much rather sit and chat with these ladies for hours in person, that is simply not feasible. I will gladly take a virtual coffee/formal tea shop than nothing at all. Thank you, ladies, for offering such fine reading material and for allowing us to be a part of your world.

This is *not* meant to comment negatively on those who do not choose to offer comments, but simply to share how much I enjoy being a part of those that do. I do certainly believe that a person's blog is truly their own to do what they will with it, comments or not! :)

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Well we watched in its entirety Thomas Hardy's, The Mayor of Casterbridge, last night and let me tell you being up until after 2:00 am was NOT such a hot idea. That said, it was a very interesting movie. I liked it and found it to be done well - how can CiarĂ¡n Hinds do a poor acting job? The story was a sad one, but not a tragic one like Wuthering Heights. It had moments of happiness and romance, but certainly the main character, Michael Henchard, was a rogue. I will read it in the future, but it will not be at the top of my list. I had not heard of Hardy until recently and just purchased a book of his. Review to come. :)

I am still making my way through, You CAN Teach Your Child Successfully, and yes, I still believe it. I am enjoying Mrs. Beechick's writing style and information - she is an immense encourager. Thank you, Mrs. J., for the assignment!



Circle of Quiet said...

Dearest Kate,

I will not comment about my lack of comment option in your comment box. Such a comment would be commenting about something that, perhaps, begs more comment. But, I have yet to think through all the content for my comment, and will hold off until my commenting thoughts are cemented.


Until then,
Boundary Queen

Dy said...

ROFLOL, Diane- you crack me up!

Kate, I, too, am happy to take the virtual tea with friends in lieu of a real-life encounter. But you can bet your booties I'm there if we ever have a get-together option!!

The comment section is one of my favorite places to visit. You get to meet great folks- that's the actual gathering on the front porch, isn't it? For me, it's been worth the occasional Yahoo who pops in with something snarky to say. The comaraderie outweighs the risk, I think.

Enjoying your blog, as well, might I add! Happy writing and have a wonderful day tomorrow!


Kim said...

I'm so glad you find something of worth in reading my blog, Kate. It warms my heart.

I have seen the version of The Mayor of Casterbridge that you mention. I would love to have it on DVD.

I haven't read the book. On my list.

Donna Boucher said...

I just love comments! They are a source of delight for me the whole day long.

When I first started my blog and did not get any comments, I would ask my children and husband to write something to me. I hated seeing that big zero.

Anonymous said...

I liken my blog world with a chat over the back fence. It is tacitly agreed that we are each involved in a real life, but here we can exchange a sentence or two for inspiration or comfort and then back to real life, no harm done. ~ Anne

Amy said...

I'm commenting just so I won't be labeled a "lurker" but I really don't have anything to comment on. --Except that I'm enjoying your site.