Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thirsty for Comments Thursday

Acting Balanced
As this is the first time I have participated in this hop, I'm going to re-iterate the purposes and methods verbatim from the host site.
What is Thirsty for Comments?
This is a blog hop dedicated to giving good comment - please, when you are visiting, actually READ the post that is linked and make a thoughtful comment!
This is NOT a hop for "I'm here from the hop, follow me back" comments!
Link up your own SPECIFIC POST that you'd like comments on - remember - no giveaways!


We are looking to add one or two new Co-Hosts to Thirsty For Comments!  All of the HTML is written and shared each week, so all you have to do is post... and participate!!!

If you're interested, please email Heather!
The rules are simple -
1. Link up a SPECIFIC POST (NOT just your blog URL) that you'd like to have more comments on - NO  GIVEAWAYS or OTHER BLOG HOPS - they will be deleted
2. Visit AT LEAST THREE other blogs and READ the posts and then comment thoughtfully on the post.
Extras (nice but not required):
  • Add the Thirsty for Comments button to your post
  • Blog about Thirsty for Comments
  • Add Thirsty for Comments to your Meme List!
  • Leave a comment here on how we can improve Thirsty for Comments :)
This is a cause near and dear to my heart.
I know quality commenting takes time and effort.  I've spent days just making comments on dozens of hop entries.  But if you're going to make the effort, and want reader-followers and repeat visits, not just to see that little # of followers go up by "1", it's SO worth it.
We all have our good days and our bad days.  We all have "stuff" come up in our lives that needs dealing with - right now.  I deal with depression and some days it's all I can do to read posts, let alone make a comment.  On "those days" for me, I give my self credit for doing what I can, because I know that when I feel better, I will also do better.
Like Shakespeare's Juliet said, "...the more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite".  She was talking about love.  I'm talking about blog love.  It's a cosmic balance issue.  It's a golden rule issue.
OK.  I'll step off my soapbox now.
Two last things:
  • Felicia Pratt started a group "Valuable Blog Commenting"  on the site.  If you are not already a member, and you believe in giving and receiving valuable comments on your blog, I urge you to check it out.
  • If I haven't worn y'all out already, check out my "Nobility of Motherhood" post available from the list on the right.  I feel like it is my best writing in a while.


  1. I really do like this idea!! I'm glad you stopped by the group and shared it.

    I too believe it's important to give thoughtful comments. I do not like when people just put great post and leave. I want to provide valuable and useful information to my readers so their comments are important to me. For me it doesn't matter whether they become a subscriber or not (prefer that they do). But I want to know the the content I provide has really helped you in some way.

    Also thank you so very much for the shout out... That is really appreciated.


  2. When I find gem of an idea, I just have to share it, Felicia. Have a great weekend!

  3. Excellent, the cosmic balance is essential in life.

  4. I am so glad to see you here, Leovi. I know that when I visit your blog, I will see something amazing!

  5. I love the comments that I receive on my blog. I understand depression and have just recently been taken off of my "happy" pill. Of course now that I am retired I have less stress in my life. Thank you for visiting my blog

  6. Quality commenting is so important to me - to give it and to receive it. The title of your blog caught my eye. I love porches...mine is my "front" porch. I love to decorate it!
    Now Following you on GFC from Thirsty for Comments Thursday at Acting Balanced.


  7. I so agree with your thoughts on "cosmic balance" :-) Blogging and the encouragement of fellow bloggers has been my salvation, and now I try to pay it forward as much as I can! :-)

  8. Hey there re/tired, it's nice to know when someone else knows your pain. While I don't like the fact that I have to take meds, I take them "religiously" because it's a huge blessing to have them available.

  9. Glad you have a porch, too, Kim. Thanks for the follow, and I am following you back. :O)

  10. You go, Josie! Wow...with all the fantastic people I am meeting through this hop, I'm gonna need a bigger porch!

  11. Commenting on posts is a fun part of the experience. Look forward to seeing you again next Thirsty for Comments Thursday.