In all honesty, I did not know that people had been commenting on my blog until Laura just mentioned to me that she hadn't seen a recent comment of hers pop up. So I decided to check out my dashboard. A long time ago, I had some spam, so I decided to moderate and approve all blog comments. That way, my posts weren't plastered in spam, and Blogger would also niftily (totally making this a word) flash me a headline in red letters that I had blog comments. I was able to see who was commenting and when, so I could respond and engage in some great conversations with people.
Apparently, several months ago, Blogger stopped notifying me about blog comments that I needed to approve. I did start noticing an absence of red-lettered notifications, and I just assumed that no one was commenting on my blog. And now, since Laura brought it up, I dug around my Blogger account and found a folder off to the side where apparently all of these comments have been going. It looks like well over a hundred comments have been piling up there since November. Yikes!
From the depths of my heart, I apologize for not responding to any of your amazing comments! I am blown away that y'all have been engaging with my thoughts and posts on this small blog, and that even when I never responded to your comments, you kept coming back. Seriously, y'all amaze me with your loyalty and kindness.
This is incredibly awkward, and I feel really bad about it. I will be going through my insane backlog of comments because I really am looking forward to reading y'alls thoughts, and I'll be trying to respond to as many of you as I can. So if you awkwardly get a response to a blog comment you made 6 months ago, that's why.
I've always identified with Anne Shirley (from Anne of Green Gables) because of my temper and ability to get into scrapes. Well, I think this terribly awkward incident just reaffirms my likeness to my beloved literary heroine.
I'm not kidding when I say that I'm oblivious, since I didn't know this was happening. I'm also really, really bad with technology. I use Blogger because it seems very simple and straightforward, but clearly it's too much for my small brain to handle. Have any of you had problems with blog comments showing up? Do you have any advice for me?