in the sidebar...
first and most important,
an opportunity to be the Love of Christ to one of the beautiful House of Hope orphans
and second, very frivolous but fun,
a button that takes you to my personal visual inspiration board...bits and pieces of loveliness
(have you heard of Pinterest? i hadn't until Geninne shared her pretty board.)
and, since i am already talking about my blog, one more thing about said blog. i've been chewing on something that ann linked to the other day. a post by michael hyatt that's challenging my thinking about having comments, or rather the lack of comments in this space.
michael, while speaking reasons why he would quit reading a blog, says,
"You don’t participate in the conversation. You either don’t allow comments or don’t participate in them. Your posts are hit-and-run. You come into the room, make your little speech, and leave the building. I’m sorry, but that is so last-century. You’re not that important."
i'm wondering if anyone thinks that of me? is put off that I seemingly don't participate in the conversation? yikes, cringe! please forgive me if that is what my "no comments" has said to you!
i feel the need to explain that i don't have comments enabled NOT because i don't want to hear from you (I DO!) or don't want to talk more with you (I DO!) or because i think i'm all important (I'M SO NOT!). i did it to protect myself from pride, from being consumed by numbers, from the desire i might struggle with to check it all the time.
would you care to let me know what you think? i'll be prayerfully considering whether to turn the conversation on permanently or not but for today, comments will be enabled so i can hear your thoughts on blogs with comments vs. blogs without.
thanks in advance for your words and how you bless!
p.s. sometimes i'm just too tired for capitals :)
*edited to add: well, this is very weird but when i view my blog, i can't see a place to leave comments yet i've received some comments. can you all see where to comment? strange. obviously, i'm technically challenged!
*edited again to add: thanks to lovely reader, timberlynn, i've figured out that i can only see comments when i click on the actual post...but not from the main page. at least now i know why some people were seeing it and some people weren't and that makes me feel a bit better. :)