I'm a big blog reader. I've got quite the list of blogs in my reader that I read through during the day. But I'm not really a big blog commenter. In fact I usually just don't comment. Like not at all.
That's right. I lurk. I'm a blog lurker.
But I really don't like that term. It makes me seem like I'm some sort of shady character reading someone's blog, quietly scheming as I read each entry, slowly plotting some sort of evil plan. But that's not me at all. I like reading about people's process, seeing pictures of their latest project or lamenting the lack of glitter glue in the world today. Most of the time I just don't have anything to add. Well like pretty much all the time I'm without response. Nothing to say.
Usually this doesn't bother me at all. But lately it feels like I'm not fully participating in the whole crafty blog world. I'm not part of the conversation, just listening in. Or something.
So I've started to make an effort to comment on the blogs I read regularly. It's only been a few days of it and I'm still at that point where I feel stupid for being the 12th person to say 'neat sweater' and have nothing better to add. But I figure it will get better. At some point I'll be used to saying something and won't feel like such a dweeb.
'Great job! Love the colours!'