Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought ,and attended to my answer." Henry David Thoreau
Have you ever been at a party and someone comes up to you and asks you a question?
wow you think they think I am important . You start to answer their question when they start talking to someone else, or get that far away look that let's you know that they are not listening at all. And then you feel deflated. and small and unimportant,
Ever read people's blogs here and are tired or distracted .When that happens you do not get the idea or all the information in their blog at all. Then you may type them a response that say's good job ,when that wasn't the response they were looking for at all.
Well this week I have been distracted by the pain of a rib injury and the medication I am taking for it. I really have to concentrate with your blogs and read them over and over again. I feel bad because I cannot be fully present . But at least I am making the effort.
So if you care here are some tips on reading a blog and responding.
Read the whole blog word for word no speed reading is involved ,no skipping words or phases. Read it all and read it again if need be.
Think of all the time someone spent on it .Look for the message they are trying to convey. If you don't understand it go back and read some of the person other blogs for a clue.
Then sit and think for a few minutes on how you would like to respond. Remember the idea is too make someone feel good. To make them feel special and loved and appreciated. Then try to think of my grandmother's favorite saying if you don't have anything nice to say say nothing at all.
If you are pressed for time a simple emoticon can do. You can really make someone's day by reading their blog and responding it is almost like getting a hug from a friend the next best thing in the cyberworld.