Someone recently left a comment on another's blog saying they didn't
feel clever enough to leave a comment. I don't know about you, my
bloggy friends, but I have certainly felt this way. Randomly popping
in on some epistemological discussion on a poetical piece and all that
comes to mind is "like it". That's it; total blank. Most times, since I
hate blurking, I go ahead and leave my simple, un-witty comment.
I know most bloggers, like myself, appreciate the feedback regardless
of the depth. I am totally envious of those bloggers who effortlessly
dole out lengthy chapters of intelligent, charming comments. I do
wonder sometimes, how effortless is really is, and how much time
they actually do devote to blogging. It's mind boggling.
When I started blogging, a year ago, I was clueless as to the scope
of the blogging community and the whole commenting process. After
over 25 years of carpooling, intramural sports, and being totally
surrounded by kids and their friends, my brain was pickled. My
vocabulary consisted of "cool", "awesome", "dude" and the dreaded
"like". I was forced to delve back in the dark recesses of my
formerly clever brain and learn how to communicate again, using
real words, adult words. (By the way, don't you love the way the
Brits pronounce words? Think Julie Andrews...wuds...so lovely and
sophisticated.) Sorry, I digress. Anyway, it would take me forever
and a day to leave a comment for fear of being labeled illiterate or
apathetic. Now, a year later, even though my adult communication
skills are somewhat revived, I am comfortable enough to leave a
simple "like it" on my little visits around the bloggyhood,
epistemologically witty or not.
I feel pretty,
Oh, so pretty,
I feel pretty and witty and bright!
And I pity
Any girl who isn't me tonight.
I feel charming,
Oh, so charming
It's alarming how charming I feel!
And so pretty
That I hardly can believe I'm real.
from West Side Story
lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.