A blogger’s challenge.

Dear “Reader,”
If you read the blog, take a moment to leave a comment.
It does encourage the blogger SO.
See, we have these little graphs that tell us how many of you come to the site every day,
How many posts are clicked, visitors are had & even exactly what states/countries you’re in.

But we don’t believe these little graphs, because surely if they were correct, you’d have something to say!
Speak your mind {errr, uhhh, type it!}.
Let us know what you think of what we’ve said.
Even if your only comment is: I hated it.

We’d like your feedback.
And at least we’d know you read it.
And then maybe, just maybe, the next time we’re tempted not to write at all…
Because the baby’s fussy, because the blogger’s tired, because it’s raining, or because it’s sunny, because our elbow itches or because there’s a chicken in the oven…
Maybe in that moment where anything seems a good excuse to avoid writing, we’ll be reminded of you.
I remember that reader who said, “I hated it.”
And today, I hope to write something they’ll hate less.

Or maybe, just maybe, you even like what we share.
All the more reason to tell us so.
– The “Blogger


Dear Commenter,
Have I told you lately that I love you?
You’re an encouragement to me.
On those days where needing to clip my toenails is a good enough reason not to write at all, I’m reminded of you.
That you might like to hear what I have to say.
That even if you don’t, you read it anyway.

So, thank you, dear commenter.
You’ve helped make me the blogger I am today.


17 thoughts on “A blogger’s challenge.”

  1. I love your blog posts and the way you write.

    Btw, thank you so much for sharing Amelie’s birth story. I’m sure it wasn’t easy to write it all out, in terms of putting it all together and remembering all the emotions you felt during that time & afterwards. So well-written.

    There’s just something about your writing style that draws me in and makes me want to keep reading! I know I don’t comment much, but know that I am certainly a We Roquemore reader. I do know what you mean about comments, though – even if you know people are reading, it’s sometimes nice to see “actual” evidence of it. šŸ™‚


    1. Iris – You are always such an encouragement.
      I feel so refreshed & ready to write even more! šŸ˜€
      Thank you!
      Hope to see you again soon, I always enjoy your company!


  2. Lee Anne.

    I laughed when I read this. Here’s why: I do read your blog. I check it with all the other blogs that I read, probably about once every two days. But sometimes, I feel like a blog stalker. So commenting seems to be intruding on something that is not my business. But – we are friends – so I guess that means I’m not stalking your blog – but rather keeping in touch with a friend who is too far away to see very often.

    With that being said, I will comment more. šŸ™‚


    1. Oh, Kristi. You’re awesome. Thanks for blog-stalking me, friend. šŸ˜‰
      So glad I got to see you Saturday. So sorry we didn’t get to talk more than we did. You did get to squeeze that baby, right? I meant to get a picture of you two. šŸ˜¦


      1. I did get to squeeze her. And we WILL find time to sit and catch up. I have wedding stuff that I would just love to share with you!


  3. See..now I feel weird leaving a comment for 1 reason: we have never met!

    I began following your blog because of your husband! We worked at Apple together and realized we were both Christians so we both enjoyed seeing each other whenever we were working! So when the blog started, I started following which leads us to now..and I feel like a blog stalker but I honestly cannot help it!

    I love the way you write and how you tell stories! They are always so entertaining! My favorite one has been your story on how you found out if you were having a girl or boy!

    So..keep doing what you’re doing, I enjoy it a lot! šŸ™‚


    1. So awesome! That’s the best – I love finding out that folks that John knows read {it helps remind me to remind him to write more often, too}.
      Thanks so much. šŸ˜€


  4. Hey Lee Anne…I read your blog quite frequently..

    I remember us having college algebra together and me volunteering with Nomsa, and you would speak about certain things in your life. Needless to say, it’s interesting to see where you’re at in your life now and everything else you blog about. I just feel weird leaving a comment because I don’t know you that well lol…but congrats on a seemingly wonderful partner and a beautiful, precious baby šŸ™‚


  5. Often I have to catch up on reading my blogs over lunch on my iPhone, which doesn’t bode well on the comment front. But I do comment when I can. šŸ™‚ Keep up the blogging!


  6. I’m also guilty of “blog stalking.” Daniel knows you as “my friend in Florida whose blog I’m always reading.” I will post comments more often šŸ™‚


  7. I like that your elbow itching and the chicken in the oven are next to one another. These must have been things that were happening as you were writing. Anyway I hardly ever comment here because I comment on facebook. Er- does that count too? šŸ™‚


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