Saturday, September 09, 2006

No comments!

Dear readers,
There's something I've been meaning to tell you. OK. So I will take a deep breath and confess here. At the risk of incurring the wrath of my readership, or even losing the very few that I have left after I moved.

Here goes..

*phew* are you still there??

I am greedy like that. Want comments, but don't want to reply. Lazy also. :-)
Mostly, this is like homework for me that I don't want to do. :) Often the banter is fun, but most of the time, I've nothing to add to what a commenter has said. And I feel a bit silly while replying.."true" "i agree" "indeed" and such. Doesn't do good for my self-esteem, being as it is that I'm a rather silly person to start with. And I'm running out of these affirmitive expressions too.

So in the interest of my self-esteem :), I am not going to respond to every comment, unless I've something to add, clarify or refute.

OTOH, i know i always follow up my comments on others blogs to see what they've responded. And was heartbroken on that one ocassion when a certain blogger replied to everybody else's comment except mine! (you know i'm talking about you!! :@). :) But let's put this conflict aside for the time-being. When I started blogging, I thought it was the norm- you comment, you get replies. You blog, people comment, you reply. But I can't help seeing the pointlessness of my replies. now. After 70-odd posts. Did I mention I'm slow also? :-)

This is a trial phase. It might well end up that I can't keep my mouth shut for too long and end up wanting to butt in every now and then even when i've nothing of importance to say. :-)

What do y'all think????(just making sure y'all still comment! ;))


Duhita said...

I think it's fair enough:)

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

hey duhita!

just saying hey long-time-no-see!


qsg said...

Bleddy griddy lajjo. But, as is obvious, it is rather hard for you to hold back and not say something right? right?
Theek hai, don't respond to all the comments, but if you leave me comments on my blog saying I didn't respond, you can be assured of my worst wrath evah! muahahahahaha :)

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

:-) i am shameless like that.

Janefield said...

I'm confused...isn't this an old post? Something about having one's cake and eating it too? :P OTOH, its your space and your call :-) And I agree with your post (wish I didn't :P)

qsg said...

@tgfi: After writing a post like this, you are resorting to responding to every individual comment...shouldn't you be showing more self control and respect for resolve? nahin? nahin? nahin?

greensatya said...

I am cool with that. I don't mind people not replying to my comments, if it is not deliberate, even if deliberate - it's okay (do I have a choice?)

The only time, I wish a blogger replies when it is some sort of ongoing discussion.

(on the other hand I have always found famous blogger (Waiter, etc) not replying to comments)

fafridi said...

heyy i found you again, n i m so glad!! why did you move btw. i tried the earlier deepthought00 twice, and it opened a page with certain very explicit pics *thk god my cubicle is in a corner where nobody passing by can see the screen*
and abt this new resolution of urs, u know i was taking inspiration from u and wanted to start replying to each of my commenters even if i was just saying 'so true', maybe we'll try n switch places for some time till we get back to our routine :D

Born a Libran said...

You cant have it both ways... You will end up getting the same treatment as me, because like you, I do feel on most occassions exactly like you do... But ya, I am not that slow as I sit on a comp at work throughout the day...

Tachyoson said...

earlier i was like .... no one scraps me .... now i figured... i write for myself .... if someone scraps, fine .... i dont HAVE to reply to them!

egoism is a big part of blogging, IMO !

nice to read from you again :)

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

i had to exercise great restraint and not reply to that one. :-)

Jane, Libran,
this is NOT about having my cake and eating it too! I will not expect replies to my comments, I was just explaining how I used to feel about them. hmph.

hehe. the popular bloggers do that because they get way more comments than they can handle. i just want to stop answering "i agree". :-)

arre! you had to say that and make me feel bad? (about inspiring you) :)
i like your idea of trading places, tho. well, why i moved is a stupid story but I'm glad you found me! and sorry, i didn't realise those porn sharks were waiting to get their hands on my url like that! :-)

ola! i am so happy to get some of my readers back. see- that's the good part about getting comments- i agree we write for ourselves, but there's a reason to make it public too, isn't it? i like reading what others have to say about what i write. it gives me a different perspective.
where there is man, there will be ego. :-)
welcome back!

The Smiling Girl said...

I hate you Lajjo, but that doesnt mean that I wont comment coz u wont reply.. I will comment.. come what may!! Hmmmppphh... *sighs after such a long sentence said with effect* :)

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

HATE ???

PSV said...

how/why did the deep thoughts suddenly turned shallow?

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

hullo PSV!
what can i say? blame it on the heat! :-) glad you found it, still.

Nirwa said...

hmph. I know waht you mean. And I'd better get a reply to my comment.

*shoots in the air - handsup*

Nirwa "in a mood of commenting random things today" Mehta

Perspective Inc. said...

I think its fair enough and very understandable! Sometimes even I have nothing better to say than 'yeah , i agree' or 'true' or even the often repeated ' :) ' ... But I guess thats the way a cookie crumbles! Personally if I am the one who is commenting, then I'd like an acknowledgement but when I wear the blogger's hat, I totally feel your pain.. what can you do?
p.s: feel free to NOT reply to this 'comment'

M (tread softly upon) said...

:))) I see you're still responding. But I know what you mean. Sometimes its like not saying anything at all. "Thank you" and "I agree". It's only when you disagree or the person commenting disagrees with your post and you have to respond that the reply to comments comes in handy. Honestly sometimes i just read blogs without commenting because even though I enojy reading the post i'm simply too lazy to leave a comment there :)

The Smiling Girl said...

Baby lajjo... Hate ko agar main explain karungi to AAeee... bolke maroge... main kuch nahi batati jaao..
*waits to see if daarty lajjo will open her mouth for this*

Sagnik Nandy said...

who was this blogger who did not reply to your comments - tell me and i will deal with him/her? sadly to tell me you will actually have to reply to my comment :D

qsg said...

good bijness this ij to get commmaants... ;) sameless lajjo! :D

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

OKAY OKAY i cannot keep quiet anymore. stop it all of YOU!

:-) indeed.

i'm glad someone understands! and i will start resolution from next post.

m (t.s.o)
yeah. i am SO shameless. what to tell you? made a point, tho. sometimes people like a post, so they just say "nice post".shouldn't they atleast get a reply? i am having doubts about the whole issue now.

you are drunk.

hi sagnik!
ab main kya bataun apni dukh bhari daastaan. le tera reply!

you know me so well! :-)

The Smiling Girl said...

Shameless Lajjo.. Shameless..
khud drunk hoke post likhti hain.. aur doosron ko drunk bolti hain.. :P

The Inquisitive Akka said...

Hmmm..... no comments :)

shub said...

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeekss!!! Sorry to have broken ur heart sweetie! should I reply to ur comment again?! :D

Sayesha said...

Hahahahahaha! :D