A chance meeting in town this morning with a sometime reader of this Blog got me to thinking ... always dangerous, I know.
Anyway, this nice lady and her equally nice friend popped into one of the 2 LYSs - actually they probably visited both but that's between them and their credit cards - and from something I was saying to the owner who is another goaty loving /owning person, asked me if I had a Blog and, basically, was I me... which from a casual comment about goats is pretty good extrapolation in my book.
Anyway she happened to mention that she'd left me a comment at some point and I hadn't replied, which she had thought was odd /a bit rude.
So here's where the thinking came in. This casual encounter made me realise that not everyone knows that there are vast, vast differences depending on who is hosting your little corner of the Blogiverse. The majority of 'beginner' blogs are with Blogger/ Blogspot because it's easy to start and to use and free ...BUT Blogger doesn't give us access to your email addy when you leave a comment. If you have a Blog yourself and IT has your email address featured prominently, then yes, I can reply to you direct ... but ... see where I'm heading with this? ... otherwise I can only reply via my own Blog and/or its Comments, which I had in this case. Still I was moderately perturbed that this nice woman's feelings had been slighted.
I love it when people take the time to email me back about my comments. I can't do that. Sorry.
Have you noticed the link to Soozii's Blog over on the sidebar? She is having a competition to encourage people to decorate their blogs for Christmas. If you don't have a blog to decorate, you can still visit Sooziii and follow the links to those of us who are. Obviously this is still in its infant stages. Expect more Christmas decorating once we actually hit December.