Just when you think people are reading your blog because of your brilliant writing and witty stories, a friend calls you out of the blue and says, “I still like reading your blog, but I really miss reading the comments from Miss Whiplash — where the heck has she been? She always has great things to say and she makes me laugh – I miss her!”
So – next time you get a little full of yourself and think that you are ready for a Pulitzer – remember that sometimes people read your posts to see the comments of others because they add something special to the experience. Your words aren’t enough – your audience and their feedback is what makes the piece complete.
P.S. Miss Whiplash is doing just fine – she has been really busy living her own life and hasn’t had time to comment on mine – but I’m sure she’ll be back. Until then, you can visit her at misswhiplash.wordpress.com.