Monday, March 9, 2015

{#sol15} comments do matter 9/31

The March Slice of Life Story Challenge
hosted at the Two Writing Teachers
Join us for a month of writing!

Yesterday I wrote a slice about something that has been itching at my brain.  Making me think. Making me worry.  Making me question every word that comes out of my mouth.  It was deeper than a little slice of life moment in my life: {deeper than beauty}

My definition of the word 'beautiful' exploded yesterday ... 
because of your compelling comments. 

This is why this writing community is truly amazing.  The comments were deep and thought provoking and pushed my thinking forward.  

I usually don't respond to comments left on my blog -- even though I am always so thankful for every reader that stops by and every word that is dropped into the comment box.  I will respond if a question was posed or a comment struck me in a way that I feel the need to respond.  

However, yesterday, I felt the need to respond to each and every reader because of the inspiring and uplifting words that helped me grow my understanding of my "beauty mindset" for my daughters. 

So I take this opportunity to once again share ...
    how important and rewarding it is to leave a comment.   

A comment that recognizes the work of a writer.  A comment that connects.  A comment that fuels.  
A comment that uplifts.  A comment that justifies.  A comment that continues the conversation.
A comment that encourages.  A comment that supports.  A comment that questions.  
A comment that just makes me smile.  A comment that lets me know that I am not alone.    
A comment that tells me you were here.

 I thank you again from the bottom of my heart for your inspiring words.  

Comments do matter. 


  1. The comments are what make me feel that what I share is important and one reason I keep writing and other people can honestly share their feelings as well. Thanks for all your comments on my slices - they mean the world to me. Love ya, Mom.

  2. We are all writing to challenge ourselves, but the comments are the icing on the cake. They allow us to know others have reflected on our words, that our lives are shared, and that they are cheering us on as we journey on as writers.

  3. I missed your post yesterday, but today wrote and shared books that celebrate differences, and so on. It is a consistent problem with my daughter and her daughters too-how to keep what's important at the forefront. Our culture doesn't make it easy. I'm glad the comments helped.

    1. Forgot to say I went back & read the post and comments!

  4. Comments - I love them. I get frustrated if I get a comment and can't find the writer to read their writing. I like the circle. I have met so many wonderful people because of comments.

  5. Yes, its the comments that make us feel like we want to keep writing - keep trying and keep connecting. Good for you!

  6. That is one of the lessons I've truly learned through this challenge so far (I even posted about it!)--comments can be so powerful, and it's inspired me to be a better commenter, a more thoughtful one, and to comment on more posts instead of reading and then clicking away. Being part of the conversation can be so enriching--I love responding to comments that I get--great topic!

  7. Together with the comments the story grows and develops, getting new dimensions and colors. The comments matter far beyond than a click of 'like' on facebook. Though sometimes even a little 'like' can make one feel noticed.

  8. I love this, Michelle. The comments, to me, are more important than the writing half the time!

    It's so refreshing to see how you red the comments with an open mind and tried to learn a bit more about yourself, about beauty, about your daughters. I hope you feel more confident tackling this issue as they continue to grow older.

  9. So so true Michelle! I love leaving comments, sometimes to let the person know they made me laugh and sometimes to let them know how his/her slice touched my sole! Great slice today!

  10. I just read your post from yesterday to see what everyone said. How amazing...this community is so supportive and gives great advice too! I think it helps to know that we are not alone in our concerns, worries, questions, likes, And comments are all important in helping.

  11. The comments are certainly the glue that keeps this community together. Now, I need to go back and read your post from yesterday.

  12. SO true! When I started this blog and sharing on Two Writing Teachers, I was doing it for me, because of the inner urgency to write. But the comments along the way have kept me engaged, committed, and awestruck that someone is actually reading what I write!

  13. I couldn't agree more with every reason you wrote about why comments matter. I have to tell you, I thought about your post yesterday and wondered about the message I have sent to my daughter about beauty. I hope I have done as right by her as you have with your daughters!


  14. The comments give writing a purpose and an audience. The comments make writing more fun! Thanks for reminding us, Michelle!

  15. I totally agree with you! Comments really do matter! I feel really sad on the days when I don't get the writing posted until late at night, because then it usually doesn't get many comments. I think they should link to this post the next time they have a Comment Challenge.


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