Saturday, August 17, 2013

Merrrrrry Christmas, 10mesh finished--and blog commenting

 And, voila, it is finished and ready to be shipped to the pillow maker.  I had forgotten just how satisfying it is to stitch 10mesh projects.  I guess that's why rugs are so popular since so many of them are painted on 10mesh. 

Tonight while reading  comments on one of my latest blog entries, I realized what a personal connection it is.  I was smiling,  remembering the person who had made the comment.  And I hope the commenter also felt closer to me because of wanting to make a comment.

So many people are intimidated by the process of commenting on blogs.  Don't be.  The most important thing to remember is that you must be a member of Google to comment on Blogger.  Easy-peasy, as they say.  Then, you must prove that you aren't a robot or machine or spammer or whatever.  Don't be discouraged.  All of us have trouble deciphering those italic letters going higgledy-piggledy.  So what if the first time doesn't work.  The world isn't watching.  No one knows how many times you had to guess at those stupid letters before you got it right.  Just remember, you will feel better for having made your comment and I can promise that the blogger will definitely feel better for having read it.  It's tough writing in a vacuum, with no feedback.  Yes, I know you think that merely coming back is feedback, but trust me, our egos need more reassurance that we're not just wasting time sitting at a computer writing poofs. And we really do want to hear your opinions and reactions.  And perhaps you can even suggest topics we can blog about or items we can blog-stitch.  Think about it!


  1. First, congrats on another finish! Is this destined for the Festival of Trees locally or for the shop?

    Second, I know the feeling of the voice crying out in the wilderness, aka Blogdom, where you hope someone will be impressed with your productivity but, often as not, folks actually just lurk. I like to think it's not personal, just the norm.

    Keep up the good work, Mary Agnes! I read you daily and will continue to do so! Now I'll go try to read the danged mailbox with numbers so I can leave this message.

  2. Nice instructions on how to comment using Google. I'm going to link you to my blog on this subject. Thank you.

    Brenda's Needlepoint Studio

  3. Thanks for writing this up! I too really really like to read the comments on my blog. I often read the comments on others blogs too. It is fun to find out what different folks think! And yet, I still tend to lurk a lot.....

  4. This is so true! I love it when people leave comments! It is nice to have the visitors,but also nice to hear what they have to say.