Making an Effort

I am not a very engaging blogger, this I know.   I read lots of blogs throughout the day or week, but just don't comment that often.   I'm not sure why that is.   I suppose I can't always think of something to say in that moment.   I enjoy "knowing" many of you and feeling like you are my far away friends. I appreciate your visits and the comments you leave.   

I feel I should say that I'm sorry for not engaging with more of you on a regular basis.   It seems a little rude that I don't reciprocate more.   But then again, we all have different reasons for blogging.   Right?   I have never really known why I do this.   I love sharing my photographs.   I have hesitated to make this a personal diary/story of my life.   I love to write, have always loved to write, but I guess I'd rather do that in a private format rather than throwing it out for the world to read.   

So what's my point?   Heck, I don't know!   I was reading more blogs this morning and realized that I don't feel like a very good blogging friend to many of you.   I just wanted to acknowledge that.   I am going to try harder to make the effort.

Reflections at Morro Bay

Comments

Nancy Claeys said…
It takes alot of time and effort to visit and comment -- we don't always have that time (myself included.)

I'm just glad you stop by now and again and always enjoy your thoughts. xo
Comfypjs said…
Denise, I comment from time to time because I want you to know how much I love your photos. I am close enough to go to all the places you photograph but due to a 40+ hour a week job I don't always have the time. I'm hoping I run into you someday at one of your favorite spots. And guess what, it could have happened because I was in the Big Sur area the same time as you just recently. Please don't fret about responding to me. I won't be offended if you don't but please don't stop posting your beautiful photos!
That is a gorgeous photo! I just love it.

No need to explain! I visit a lot of blogs, and don't comment on all of them regularly either.
Karen said…
What Nancy said, exactly!

TexWisGirl said…
you don't have to say anything clever or wise. just say 'nice!' or 'good post' or 'hello'. :) it's just nice to know you've come by.
You and I chat a lot anyway in other online arenas so no need to say 'boo' on my blog. I used to comment and visit more blogs than I could count, but as I have aged over the past few years I simply ran out of steam I guess. Now I just do what I can and that's good enough... it should be the same for all bloggers unless of course their blog is their monetary income and then I think they owe it to comment to a few people... most of the bigger bloggers don't though. Selfish bitches. LOL
A Quiet Corner said…
It does take time and some just aren't people people...:)JP
Missy George said…
Takes a lot of time..sometimes too much..I enjoy your photography..
Lynne said…
We each treat this experience differently, part of the reason I like it so much. I receive gorgeous photographs from you and from a part of the country I have visited but haven't been to in a few years. I like your touch with color and what it is your eye sees through the lens.

I really like hearing about your sisterhood with the Diane gal and life in Iowa because I grew up there too. Not sure why that gives me/us some affinity, but it feels a bit that way.

Your "crowning jewel", setting you apart from all others would be your photos of the ocean, the bays, the seals, the color, warmth, peacefulness . . .
Michelle said…
I comment and stop by blogs when I can. Which is not always on a regular basis!
Hartwood Roses said…
I could have written this post, too, word for word. I read all the blogs in my sidebar and lots of others that I check from my dashboard's reading list. I don't leave comments behind nearly often enough ... but sometimes I just don't feel like I have anything to contribute. Other times I just feel quiet. I believe that it's okay, no matter what we do.
This is a post I could have written, aside from the amazing photo. I feel the same way--I would love to sit and read blogs all day and comment on each one, and respond to the e-mails, but real life pulls me away, and so I do what I can. My advice that you didn't ask for, is don't be so hard on yourself, you have a great blog, stay the course! :-)
CountryDew said…
I appreciated this post very much, mostly because I am the same way. I visit blogs but frequently don't comment, so how do you know I was there, right? I think if I have nothing original to add to the conversation that it seems a waste, but it is nice to say "howdy" every now and then.
Daryl said…
i started out blogging to share my photos in the hopes i could sell cards that i make using them .. my blog has evolved over its life and now i seem to write blather a lot more than i ever anticipated i would .. i dont however get too personal .. i mean i write about the cats and my beautification and other shallowness but i dont really share truly personal stuff .. i dont think blogs are the place for that .. in fact when i read a blog thats very personal i dont comment and dont read it too often makes me feel like a peeping tom

i like your blog just the way it is and i think you leave comments just fine
Lots of people don't leave comments!

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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