To Comment or Not To Comment

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While the primary focus of this blog is my passionate affair with ballroom dancing, from time to time other topics come in that demand a post.  Those posts tend to reach a different audience and I get the sporadic “likes” from those outside the village. I do check those blogs out to see what they are all about and I follow a few although I can’t say what makes me follow a particular blog.

So, then I get a comment from That’s so Jacob ( that challenges me to comment on nine other blogs (see below if you don’t want to look in the comment.

I challenge you to find nine blogs you find interesting and give them a comment to brighten their day…well, eight other blogs and mine 🙂 Copy this message in your comment and enjoy your new blog friends!

Jacob has stopped by from time to time and I do follow his blog.  He’s done some dancing which may be why he first stumbled across this blog but his stuff is really a random collection of stories about his life.  It’s usually very light and entertaining and worth a read.

But, I’m certainly overthinking his little challenge.  At first, I was like, sure, why not?  Then, I was all “wait, why should I just accept some random challenge”.  See, got that independent streak in me and I’m not normally a “joiner” of trends and things like that.

There is something else though.  The act of commenting on another blog is difficult.  Strange because it is all electronic and I can be anonymous which is totally different than coming up and having a physical conversation with someone I don’t know.  But once I get started, I’ll comment freely as some in the village can attest to.  But, even though we’ve never met, I feel like “know” the people in the village and it makes it easier to offer comments.  With strange new blogs, there is always that hesitation.  “Will they like my comment”  “Will they respond or just ignore it and then I’ll never know”  “Am I going to unintentionally offend”  So I usually keep my opinions to myself.

I guess you can even be an introvert online even when nobody knows you.

So, Jacob, if you read this, I’m going to turn down your challenge.  But I wanted you to understand the reasons and not think I’ve just ignored it.

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