I have to admit that when I started blogging in December, I didn't even realize I was supposed to respond to comments. My bad. And this won't be popular, but I resent this rule now that I know it exists. Before everyone who reads this deletes me, hear me out. I actually really like commenting. Sometimes I don't post as much because I'm having too much fun reading and commenting on new and familiar blog friends to write a new post.
What I don't like is the pressure. This is my hobby! My fun, safe place to relax. I don't have a spreadsheet set up where I keep track of how often I've commented on a blog and whether that person has commented back precisely as many times as I commented on them. I follow only those blogs I'm interested in reading, and I comment on a post when I have something to say, which is most of the time haha! Why does it have to be more complicated than that?
I do sometimes feel bad if I comment regularly and never get a response, or if no one comments on a post, but that's life. I remember posting about this early on and someone commented that I should keep writing, because you never know who's reading but is too shy to speak up. It's true - for every blog I comment on, there are several more I've read and enjoyed, but didn't comment because I didn't have anything to say beyond "I read this and liked it".
I guess what I'm getting at with this rambling is that my comments are no strings attached. I greatly appreciate comments from others but I'm not keeping score and I don't want to. Hopefully I'll keep hearing from you anyway. :)
I'm totally slacking on the 30-day music challenge, along with my diet and other activities requiring discipline. Boo for me!
Day 14 is a song that no one would expect you to love. Since I hate country music, you might not expect me to like Save a Horse by Big & Rich, but the raunchy side of me loves it, twang and all. It's an awesome bar song too.