Friday, December 7, 2012

Silent Readers, This One Is For You ♥

I often wonder about silent readers. I wonder who you are, what you do, why you read my blog, etc.

I wonder because I am what you would call an “I’m reading your blog and you will know it” reader. Why? I'm not entirely sure. I do know that I love to engage with a blogger that I feel has something in common with me. But then again, there are also bloggers that I follow that I have nothing in common with, but I enjoy the way they write, take pictures, dress, etc.

I’m serious, every blog that I have ever followed has at least one comment from me. It is my way of letting that blogger know that I follow them because I enjoy their blog. But I also notice that when I leave several comments and get no interaction back, I become a silent reader.

So I wonder if some of my silent readers feel/felt that I have not made an effort in interacting with them when they made an attempt to interact with me. Or maybe some people do not like to join the conversation because they do not feel they have anything extra to add. Or maybe the whole "if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all" is working in my favor. Let’s hope that is not the case ;).

Getting off track here.

Any who, all of this to say that I really would like to know who’s reading. So if you are a silent reader and have never left a comment, jump out the bushes and scare me with a hello. I just might hop on over to your space and violate you with comments/emails.

Top of the weekend to ya blog friends & silent readers!

60 comments:

doll (retired blogger) said...

i'v left about 2 or 3 comments but read every post.

Your personality is so warm and bubbly and your love with your hubs is what word to use to describe now?

Something very refreshing about seeing an update from you.

Have a good weekend too

Kirsten Wiemer said...

i was actually a silent reader on your blog, sometimes it takes me a while to feel like i can comment, however i feel silly for thinking that way because you have become one of my favorite bloggers because you are so kind and funny!
hope you have a great weekend lady!

K

Jess @ Pretty Physicist said...

I leave comments usually ... it all depends where I'm reading. If I'm reading at my computer, I leave a comment because it is easy. If I'm reading on my phone, I usually don't because it is just so hard!

Carlie said...

I've wondered the same thing! I know I have started becoming a silent reader on some blogs I love bc I usually only read during down time at work or lunch which makes it hard to comment bc I have to do so on my phone (like now). Have a great weekend!

Jemima said...

oh i think i must have left a comment at least before..but why do i read your blog?, there is something so warm and alive about your personality and you are easily one of my favorite bloggers because you are like a breath of sunshine and your posts usually make me smile AND i love that you are so in love with your husband...

Tenecia said...

I don't comment on every post but you know I'm here... :0)

T.

Married...with a Pup said...

Haha love this and of course you know that I am not a silent reader! But I have to totally agree that if somebody does not respond to comments that I become a silent reader as well. Hope you have a great weekend!

LWLH said...

I become a silent reader too if I don't get a reply after a gazillion comments.

Laurie @ Keepin' up with the Scardinas said...

I was, as you say a silent reader for a whole year. Just stalking everyones blogs. Until I created my own. And I also don't post comments anymore if I don't get a response after a few comments, I understand people are busy.. but really. It takes 2 seconds to reply THANKS! :)

Ann Ese said...

Yes, I am a silent reader for 2 years. Love your personality.

Travel_The_World said...

Love your blog but you know that cause I already stalk it everyday :-).

Cashana said...

I confess I am a silent reader. Although, I tend to day I live in lurkdom land. I enjoy your blog and I comment infrequently on blogs because rarely do have anything to say outside of what has already been said. Crazy, but so true. Although I have a blog, it never bothers me to get any comments and although I do try to comment to any comments, sometimes my time doesn't allow me to. Okay, I am rambling. My name is Cashana and I will be returning to lurkdom or aka silent reader mode.

Jessica Jean-Marie said...

I've been reading along here & there. Lately I just haven't had the time to blog, or even read what others are posting :( but thankfully I have time now :)

Kristen said...

I may have to steal this sometime, because I've always wondered about them too. lol

Sometimes I'm a silent reader. I don't always comment on every post I read.

Estefanía Ainoza said...

Nice!

Emily Beth said...

I always wonder who reads and never comments.... Have a great weekend girl!

xo Emily Beth
Emily Beth @ Inspired Attire

Whitney said...

I, too, am a silent reader. HAHAHAH Yeah right! And I'm with ya, I would love for everyone to comment, I love the interaction. I am a silent reader on alot of really big fashion blogs though, just because I feel like when someone has over 100 comments they probably won't read or respond to mine. I may be wrong though.

YeamieWaffles said...

I love this idea Faith and seeing people who are silent readers coming out of the woodwork and saying hi is encouraging me to do the same. Your blog is wonderful and you and your family is wonderful so that's why I love interacting with you but I can understand that some people may not have the time for lengthy comments and prefer to read instead, that's why it's awesome to see them all coming out and speaking about their love for this blog!

Erika said...

Hello from Utah! Love your blog Xo

AV5848 said...

Love this little post.. I'm silent on some blogs.. but I can't say I'm silent on yours since I now stalk you on Instagram too :) Enjoy your weekend!

samecookiesdifferent said...

Yoh are so cute :-) xoxo

Heather said...

I'm like you. I always comment and love to engage with my fellow bloggers. If I visit a blog and never get comments in return, I will usually stop commenting and even bothering to read their blog.

Ang said...

i don't have a blog and don't tend to comment on many of them... b/c its just as you said! i comment and nothing in return. makes me feel awkward. lol

anyway - i follow you b/c you're real! AND b/c you've posted some amazing recipes! (please post more?) our favorite is your tuscan pesto chicken (i think thats what you called it?) cream cheese, pesto, diced tomatoes... AMAZING!!! i make it often. :)

The Mrs./The Mom said...

I don't consider myself a silent reader (unless you do) but this is such a sweet and endearing post!

crystal owens said...

ok...I'll admit...I'm one of those silent readers! I don't know why I don't comment...I love reading your blog and I'm actually seriously thinking about starting one...just haven't gotten up the nerve to do it yet...so for now on, I'll make more of a effort to comment on your future posts!

nichelle said...

I think the main reason I do not comment is because I don't have a blog of my own. That's not a real excuse, but its my excuse :) Anyway, I enjoy your personality and your outfits so I keep coming back. I'll try to step out of my box and comment more.

Erica Marie said...

Hello from CA! I'm a slient reader. I to enjoy your personality which makes your blog fun to read. I usually don't comment on blogs. No particular reason for it though. I'll try to work on this! :)

Erica Marie said...

Hello from CA! I'm a slient reader. I to enjoy your personality which makes your blog fun to read. I usually don't comment on blogs. No particular reason for it though. I'll try to work on this! :)

Erica Marie said...

*too

THE mom said...

BOO! :-)
heehee!!

K@MilWifeMomNurse said...

I am a silent reader. I have read all of your posts since I started following you several months ago. I love seeing fellow interracial couples and I think that's why I relate to you. I think you're witty, stylish and I love the love that you have for your hubby. I follow you on IG and you follow me as well (kwalagibson). The one time I did try to delurk-when you made that very true and super eloquent post-election entry-blogger ate it :(
So, hi!

Johnna said...

I wouldn't exactly say I am silent but I sure don't say much!!! I started reading your blog a while back and you even inspired me to have my own blog, where you graciously posted often, but I am so much better at reading than writing. I enjoy reading your blog and seeing your photos via instagram!!!

Highly Favored said...

I'm a silent reader! Feel free to visit my blog and leave a comment or two.

Tutti said...

I know you know I'm here and reading every word. And I always will. Because, come on, everyone needs a little Faith in their life! xo

Eya said...

So sorry, no more a silent reader. I am now your follower. Well done!

Jane Doe said...

I am not sure if I've ever left a comment, but here is one now... I don't know why I like your blog, but I do. I just think you seem like a fun, nice, honest person who really loves her husband that a lot of people can relate to.

Beautiful said...

LOL hahaha hello :)

Pegster said...

I was a silent reader of your blog for over a year. I swear I love every post and just want to comment on all of them :)...oh wait, I do that anyway.

I do engage those blogs that comment more than the ones who don't.

I am clearly not a silent reader anymore. I love your blog and your personality and I would love to meet you one day.

wdstkbee said...

I don't have a blog but I love reading blogs and your's is one of my favorites. I like peeking into peoples lives and seeing their clothes, homes, and pets. I like your links too. I very seldom comment this is my first time on your blog.

Nadisha said...

Hi! I am a silent reader because I do not blog but that is no excuse. Thanks for calling us out nicely. You're right. If I enjoy your blog so much I should at least take the time to say hi as you've taken time to write witty, honest, fun, loving posts.

I will be commenting more...later!

Nadisha

Chari T said...

I love your blog so much! I just found and followed you!!!! I am definitely not a silent reader, I love interacting with my blogger friends!!!! I spend hours and hours reading and commenting on posts...It's one of my favorite pass times!! Be warned YOU WILL BE HEARING FROM ME AGAIN! have a fantastic weekend!!!
Much Love
Chari T (deep fried stilettos)xoxo

Sharon said...

You get so many comments and are so popular that I often feel that you don't need my comment.

Montaya said...

Love you blog Faith and your personality. At times I can be a silent reader but comment on your blog most of the time. I don't blog that often but when I do your always the one person the comments and encourages me to blog more often. Also thanks for the bday wishes :) have a great weekend.

Nancy said...

I can't be silent :) Especially to Faith!!

GLAMOUR said...

Hey Faith!! Silent reader here!! I'm quiet because sometimes I feel too lazy to log in and leave a comment. lol NO LIE! ahhahahaha!! I read your blog because you seem like such a fun person, you have a great sense of style, love food and seem to have a solid marriage & family life. All the things that make the world go 'round!! Rock on & BLOG on lady, cause I'm reading!! :)

toi said...

hi, i am a reader and sometimes i'm a silent reader. this happens when i am reading from my phone, it's had to type a quick response.

you are so fun and your smile brings me always here, even when you write about politics :)

Georgina Castellucci said...

Not a silent reader at ALL but love your encouragement to get more bloggers engaging :)

Mrs. A said...

"Waves shyly"...I'm mostly a silent reader, I might have left a comment or two...

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Ms Accountant said...

Boo!

Monica Pitts said...

Hello *jumping out of the bushes*, I often read your blog posts and comment sometimes. I have followed you for several months now. I like to follow your blog to check out your style and just peep into your life. :) Looks like you have a pretty fabulous one! Love your sense of humor and style of writing as well.

lori said...

i have wondered the same thing about some "silent readers" on my blog. i try to leave comments on most i read, but there are a few who i've stopped commenting after i haven't gotten a response from the blogger. you, however ALWAYS respond and are so personable. :)

Mrs JK said...

I was also a silent reader for the longest time. Your blog is fun, and u are a very warm person. Also, like the one lady said, Its nice to seeing felow interacial couples, but regardless...your blog rocks :)

Carolyn R said...

Oh man! Love this!! :) I totally want to meet my silent readers. :)

Kasey Lynne said...

I am not nor will I ever turn into one of your silent readers...but you already know that ;D

Emmett Katherine said...

I could have written this post, lol. I ALWAYS wonder who my silent readers are, are they really reading? why do they stick around? I'm like you, even though I read more than I comment, I try and leave a comment every once and awhile to let the blogger know I enjoy & read their blog.

My theory is some people just don't feel comfortable commenting on blogs, especially if they don't have one of their own.

MerelyMarie said...

Love this! Silent readers are the best! They come out eventually. It just takes a certain post. LOL

Carla said...

Hello there!

Bridget Hedger said...

I sometimes don't comment on all your posts, I guess because sometimes I just don't know what to say. Also, I tend to check out your blog and Brittany's blog and read about 10 posts in one sitting! :) Being in school full time and working full time has my mind on other things. I don't even have time to blog myself anymore. Hence, why I have no posts lately and sometimes your blog blows up with three of my comments :) I think I found you through Brittany and thought oh she's a newlywed too. That was around the time I was a newlywed! You two are the only one's that continued to follow me and comment so that I did know you still followed me. Even though I don't post all the time you two are always there. Which is so awesome to me. I wonder how many silent readers I have. Since I changed my blog name and url in the past I lost all my followers. Now that I'm vegetarian I need to find a new following! I am actually pretty excited to have a break from school so that I can hopefully make some more blog posts. I may not read every single post you write but I am always thinking of you! :) I'd like to incorporate some style into my blog, but these days lets face it I don't have much style! ;) Sorry for the long post..I blame it on you! :) I may not be the first person to comment either and I'm usually always days behind but just know I'm thinking of you and appreciate you! You're an awesome blogger!

Desi said...

you definitely know I am NOT a silent reader, but I do want to thank you for always leaving comments on my blog!! I know I am mainly a food blog but I really enjoy your comments and emails!! And now that I'm following you on instagram I can stalk you even more :) you got alot more comments on this post... so many silent readers stepping out!!