A few days or weeks ago, I wondered onto someone's blog for the second time. The first time, this person commented on my blog and I thought I would swing by to see what her blog was like. I looked around and left. Not a big deal. The second time? I read that she was a little choked I had never visited or commented. I was kind of hurt at the time, but got over it quickly. Mostly because I had been there and I don't often comment when I have nothing to say because I find that more irritating than front wedgie.
So here is my question. Do you feel obligated to look at people's blogs when they comment? If you do, do you comment back so their feelings won't be hurt? Do you go back to the blog regularly in some odd sense of responsibility? Or does it matter?
These are my thoughts on the whole thing.
One: I go check out when people comment. Sometimes I check when they comment on other people's blogs - not just mine. I look around. I see if I am interested or amused. And I go back if I am.
Two: I rarely leave comments unless I have something funny or interesting or intelligent to add. And I try not to be crushed when people don't comment on mine or don't visit. Because in the long run - who gives a flying rat's ass? I mean, sure I wondered if I had offended Julie H when she disappeared for a few months, but it was summer and she has a life.
Three: I can only keep up with so many blogs. And so can other people. No one should base their happiness on who likes them online. I mean, online people are freaks.