Hey there! I'm Vivian. Sometimes I write about life and sometimes I write about teaching.

I started this challenge by thanking the slicers who read and leave comments–the people who keep me going each day. Now that we’ve passed the halfway mark, I need to send gratitude once again. I wouldn’t have made it to this point without you! Thankyouthankyouthankyou!

But I also have to apologize. One thing I really love is the connection I feel when a slicer comments on my comment on their slice. However, as much as I love the thoughtful comments on my own posts, I never seem to be able to find the time to respond like I want to. 😞 I think of things I’d like to say, but the words rarely make it to the page.

How do you keep up?

  1. First … I didn’t even register we are halfway so thank you!! I have never managed to reply on my blog mostly because I can’t figure out how to see if someone replies to my comment on their blog. I tried one year to get notifications of comments on other people’s blogs and I got buried. Now I try to respond to what they say on my blog in my comment on their blog (emphasize TRY!) Thank you for saying this — it is always on my mind as well. And …. congratulations!

  2. Jill Bless says:

    I feel the same way! It’s very time consuming to read and leave comments. I saw a slicer say she reads and likes everything she reads as a nod to the writer, so they know someone is reading their words (even if she doesn’t have time to comment.) One thing I’m trying is to comment on 3 in the morning. Then throughout the day when I check in with comments made to me, I comment on at least one more each time. Maybe one of those ideas will work for you?

  3. Lainie Levin says:

    Eh.

    Some days I keep up, some days I don’t. I figure, the earth is billions of years old. If I miss a day, the people around me will still love me all the same. =))

    Sometimes what I do is I open up tabs for all the blogs I want to read, then I close each tab as I’ve read it. And sometimes, I read and enjoy people’s writing, but I can’t quite think of how to respond. So I either don’t, or I put it off until later, when I let their ideas marinate…

    I like seeing the comments on this post. It’s helpful to see what other people do!

  4. tenilleshade says:

    Vivian, you hit the nail on the head! Keeping up looks like commenting more on some days and less on others. I too, appreciate the way this community nourishes us. Yet, like you simply getting my own blog written feels like an epic feat on some days. Thank You & I’m Sorry seem like part of the human condition. I’m glad you are here!

  5. amyilene says:

    I agree with the other comments…some days are better than others, definitely. I love sinking into the world of Slicers, but I often do it on my phone and I am too old to manage commenting with that technology!! Keep writing and just doing the best you can!

  6. This is a great question! I do skip a few days each month of responding to comments on my blog, but I try to respond most of the time. I usually do it at the end of the day all at once or first thing in the morning before I write my slice. I try to keep it very short even if I have lots of things I want to say in response. That way, I can power through and get it done!

  7. arjeha says:

    It is hard to find the time to do all the commenting on comments when there are so many other things vying for our attention.

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