I Would Appreciate It….

….if you would read this blog….and comment on it….and tell your friends about it.  Hello??!  Is anybody out there?  Is this mike keyboard on?

Every blogger appreciates getting comments and feedback from their posts.  We all want to know that we’ve reached someone, gave them some new information, or a new way of looking at something.  Clicking *like* tells them that we’ve read the post, and felt it was good/interesting/worthy, but, stopping to make a comment tells a blogger that we’ve been more intimately involved with their thoughts.  Whether it’s just a little throwaway joke, or a deeply philosophical review of a complex subject, writers like to know that they’ve affected someone.  The more comments they get, the more connected they feel to their readers, and the happier they are.

There’s a new spate of blog awards making the rounds.  One of my newer Best Blog Buddies, Nicole, over at www.nmnphx.wordpress.com, despite being busier than usual, both at work, and just with life in general, has had four different blog awards lobbed at her in the last week.  After reserving one free minute to take a deep breath, she has managed to deal with all of them.  As usual, the terms of all of them are that, if you receive it, you must scatter copies of it, like flower petals in the wind.

She and I have been making free with comments on each other’s posts.  I have appreciated seeing her bright words below my prosaic posts.  Apparently she has felt much the same about my inane pigeon droppings responses.  So much so in fact, that she has deemed me worthy of the prestigious Reader Appreciation Award.  This award is bestowed upon blog visitors who are regular and reasonably intelligent commenters.  Well, I got one out of the two nailed.  I’m working to be sure I have my brain in motion, before I engage my mouth.

At least all I have to do for this award is appreciate it.  None of this telling you seven, or ten, or the square root of 144 things about myself.  I’ve already listed so much stuff about me that even I’m surprised.  Aside from blogging, the last new thing that happened to me is still carved into the cave wall.  I am supposed to pass this award on to five to ten visitors to my blog who make me feel good by regularly commenting.  Five to ten sounds like a prison sentence, and I’ve already got my five hardened criminals blog-friends picked out and will notify them as I post this.  If the following folks don’t feel any sillier than I do, feel free to mosey on over to the Archon’s Corral and pick up a pretty little picture to hang on your blog wall.

I want everyone to know that I really appreciate the comments, the following, and the support of;

The delightful, and only slightly profane, KayJai at www.kayjai.wordpress.com

Ted, the IT genius, hiding behind a rock at www.sightsnbytes.wordpress.com

Repairing a wall with one hand as she holds a loaded Glock in the other, it’s http://whiteladyinthehood.wordpress.com

The gently opinionated neighborhood axe-murderess Madame Weebles at www.fearnoweebles.wordpress.com

And Canada’s native son from the land of the midnight sun, www.theharemsmaster.wordpress.com

There are a few more that I could mention, but I’m too damned lazy right now.  There’s more exciting Olympics to get back to.  If you feel your name should have been included but don’t see it, please don’t be offended.  These blog awards come around more often than door-to-door driveway sealers.  The next time I get swatted with one, I’ll list some different names.  BrainRants comes to mind, but his comments have fallen off a bit because he’s busy saving the world from power-point presentations.  After he gets back I’ll see if I can find a logo that features a tank, or at least an M9 Beretta handgun.

How you please yourself or your significant other, in the privacy of your own home is your own business, but if you want to please a bunch of bloggers, wash your hands and leave a few nice comments.  We’d all appreciate it.

23 thoughts on “I Would Appreciate It….

  1. AussieSusan says:

    Hey there as a newbie to blogging I am glad to come across your spot, I love the way you describe the people you write about. I shall look forward to more. Cheers Susan


    • Archon's Den says:

      Here I am, going door-to-door, begging for comments, and somebody’s already mailed one to me. Welcome, Upside-downSusan. Thanx for stopping by. As soon as I get this social/manners thing taken care of, I’ll hop a ‘roo to see what your place looks like.


      • AussieSusan says:

        LOL why thanks me mate, sure would appreciate a lookie, and it is too far to my door (and I am soon to be a homeless backpacker) so no begging is required as I like your style


  2. AussieSusan says:

    Hi there I just thought I would let you know that I found you cos I did a search on Gratitude, and your blog was one of my choices, and you caught my eye with your style so I stayed and had a good ole read


  3. Five? I’ve gotta pass this on to five commenters? Prison sentence is right, a life sentence. Thanks, guy. (no sarcasm intended)


  4. raven's witch says:

    hi, i just found you. i have notifications for blog posts on prison. i have a blog here to it’s about many different topics. please stop by 🙂


  5. Umm. I suppose sending one right back to you wouldn’t be exactly cricket, huh? You are by far my most regular commenter. I get a satisfying number of likes but very few comments.

    Oh well. It might take a while but I’ll find five sometime. If I can get the blasted thing copied.


  6. I am behind on my reading, and working my way backward. I go through phases with my commenting, sometimes leaving little notes, sometimes essays, and sometimes rushing through with only a “like” to show for it. Sometimes my brain doesn’t want to function at full throttle, so I can’t think of a thing to say. Sometimes I have plenty to say and none of it of any real significance. Guess which kind of commenter I am tonight? Haha!


  7. Archon's Den says:

    So, you’re saying blah, blah, blah, but in a loving way? You should hear what’s going on inside my head! You read the post. I/we appreciate all comments. I’ve been commented at by people full of booze and/or drugs, and a couple who weren’t, but probably should have been.


    • Haha! I just realized at the end of my comment that I wasn’t saying much of anything at all, lol! So I wanted you to know that I knew that I wasn’t saying anything much at all. (Kind of like now.)

      I love comment, too. I was thinking about that this morning, and about a particular blogger who hasn’t been answering any of the comments recently. I almost stopped following someone who asks questions, but never replies to any comments left on her blog. I don’t get it! I can’t imagine putting myself out there to the world and then not engaging. She was freshly pressed once, and there were lots of comments, but they quickly dwindled off into nothing on future posts. I kept the follow, but just don’t bother to share my thoughts there anymore.

      I think the comments fulfill a need for interaction and validation both ways. So thank you for commenting back, even to a comment with no particularly relevant content. 🙂


  8. paulaacton says:

    I am another behind on reading so haven’t been commenting as much I blame TeamGB they keep doing so well all over the place my fingers are worn out from channel hopping trying to keep up with all the sports in someways it was easier with less channels and the production team made the decisions for you


  9. Sightsnbytes says:

    Thanks for the recognition! The thing about commenting on other people’s blogs is that it often brings new readers to your site. I will graciously accept this award, and display it proudly on my mantle, next to the two participaction pins I received when I participated in sports day in grade three.

    again, many thanks, and keep writing those witty posts, I love ’em


  10. kayjai says:

    Thanks for the shout-out, friend. I shall fulfill my duties to God and the Queen…oh, wait. Wrong speech…um…yeah. I’ll do whatever it is the rules say I gotta do…sometime today. I have actual work to attend to. Jeesh! That stuff gets in the way of the important stuff! Hmm..5-10 visitors who comment…interesting…I’ll see what I can do! Later!


  11. Thank you very much, kind sir! And thank you for writing thought-provoking and lyrical posts!


  12. whiteladyinthehood says:

    awww Archon….I’m not sure what I do without you….you just made my day – I’m still laughing. I humbly accept your award. In fact, I have several I need to acknowledge here soon plus a friend wants me to write a story about what “a paradise for women would be like” post…hehe…I gotta go back and re-look at SnB’s post on how to do links – I never could get mine to work. (I will repay the favor)
    Thank you.


  13. Nicole says:

    Archon – thank you for your words above! I am very happy to have such a witty blogger as one of my more frequent readers and am glad I came across your blog. I believe I saw your blog referenced elsewhere but can’t remember the blog.


  14. Archon's Den says:

    lt’s like leaf mould. It slowly grows on you. Don’t bother to search but, if you happen to see the reference again, please tell me where.


  15. Nicole says:

    Congrats on your blog post making into the first issue of BBooks. 🙂


  16. […] two years ago, I received the similar Readers Appreciation Award, for making too free with my opinions.  Taking inspiration from Cordelia’s Mom, I am not […]


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