F is for Feedback
I had second thoughts after I picked Feedback as my topic for today. The reason being is that I'm shooting for a couple hundred words per post during the Challenge and this subject is potentially massive. Just think about it...feedback is everywhere! Giving it or receiving it. Everything from your first report card...to tipping your waitress...a handwritten thank you card...or a simple hug Heck, it could even be from a black box sitting on the side of the road informing you how fast your driving. It's inescapable. Right away my mind raced off in different directions (my eyes cross when that happens) trying to determine the best vein to follow. When I reined in my imagination and forced myself to focused on something we would all familiar with it...something writing related...I had it.
You could argue that comments are the purest form of feedback, where even their absence says something. First off, they come from your peers, which means a lot. Secondly, not only do they communicate useful information, offer support and encouragement, but also let the blog owner know when a particular post resonates with some of his/her readers. You know what the hardest part of the A to Z Challenge is? It's not the task of coming up with 26 posts in 30 days...it's trying to get to the 1900+ blogs to offer some feedback. It's every participants obligation to get to as many of these blogs as they can and let them know what you think.
I treasure my comments! Each one is a form of written sunshine. I have my blogger account set up so I get emailed every time one is posted, and my iPhone lets out a little ding when my DL account receives it, so I can't help but smile every time I hear that tone.
If you agree with what I'm saying...make me smile! :)