Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Gray, Pink and Disqus-Discuss
Hello! You saw these floral jeans HERE in an avatar drawing from this spring. I haven't worn them much because I didn't have a top for them that worked particularly well. But now I do with this silky and simple gray tunic. And I found a necklace in my tiny collection that suddenly worked in a way I really like. I don't wear necklaces often, but I don't think this combination works nearly as well without it. (Note to self ... try necklaces more often.)
Nothing innovative here for anyone but me ... just a new combination of items that I feel very happy to wear.
An Important Change: Disqus Comments
On any style blog, I like the ideas at least as well as the outfits. When I read a blog that has interesting content, I try to leave a relevant comment. When I don't have anything to add, I don't. And I assume that bloggers like to get comments about and encouragement on what they work so hard to post. Of course they/we/you/I do. But perhaps some don't.
How bloggers respond to comments left on their blog varies a lot. Many bloggers don't respond to comments at all. I know there are a lot of reasons for this; the high volume of comments on high-traffic blogs, just having a busy life, or just a lack of interest. I certainly understand that. Lots of bloggers that I know may not respond with direct replies to comments left on their blogs, but make an effort to reciprocate by leaving comments for those who drop by to say hello. This seems like a particularly fair and civilized approach to me. Providing there is time and one cares about such things.
But I love comments, making and receiving. My personal goal is to try to respond to every comment within three or four days of receipt. Sooner is better than later, and late is better than never, I hope. (And this is a good place to admit that I don't reply to nearly all the blogs I follow. I have way more blogs that interest me than I ever get to read. Please forgive if you expect comments from me and I miss. And let me know.)
The platform that I have been using has some drawbacks, though. I have missed some on older posts because of the notification process, and that bothers me. I also wonder if anyone ever comes back to my blog to read my replies to them. And I often see the potential for useful continued discussion with some comments, particularly those that include questions.
Kim and Chloe over at Popcosmo recently posted a really useful and astute piece about the fine points of offering and receiving comments HERE. They and a lot of bloggers whom I admire and follow use Disqus, because it promotes conversations and discussions, while allowing the simple, courteous check-ins and reciprocal notes. So I made the change to Disqus, too. I hope it's a good thing for all and an inconvenience for none.
Thanks in advance for letting me know that you read what I have to offer.
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