‘Leave a Reply’!

1412. That is it?

Now, you must be wondering what on earth this should mean to you!
Well, it would have been good to imagine that I had these many eggs. Although, I haven’t the slightest idea of what I would’ve done with that many eggs. Maybe having that many cookies would have been helped. It would be awesome fun to call friends over tea and enjoy the cookies with them. But I can only wish. Since it is not even cookies I am talking about.

Not talking in riddles anymore, I am almost disgusted or rather plain disappointed that this figure shouts out the number of comments on my blog. To be precise, the number of comments I have made on very many WordPress blogs here.

Yes, you heard it right!

In a year and a month’s time, that’s all the comments my lazy self has made in response to each ‘Leave a Reply‘, ‘Share what you think‘, ‘Speak your mind‘, ‘Let’s talk‘, etc. that I see on the posts I visit. Shows only how much disinterestedly the whole affair has been handled.

Yes, all you smart secret smilers who just smirked, I know you got it way big, that figure. Go ahead, smile all that you like.
No, I am not the reply-on-the-go girl. Nor am I the always-first-to-respond girl. Well forget that! I am not even close to how tactfully some of you talk your thought. Which is one reason I almost sit scratching my head after reading a post because by the time I read a post and am wanting to comment all the words that come to my mind have already been used by some or the other smart blogger.

Feeling lost, feeling empty, I just leave. So you won’t even come to know if I came by and stopped reading your post that you so painstakingly wrote. And what’s the point in clicking the ‘like’? Does it convey my idea of the post? I don’t think so. And I think to myself – ‘Leave a reply’! Yeah, Sure!, before I turn and walk away.

So, these days, I am very much in agreement with Churchill’s famous quote, from a different point of view, of course,

“No comment” is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again.”

However, I have promised myself to double up this figure in next six months time. Don’t ask me how though?

My prevailing situation reminds me of that prank from the popular television show – Just For Laughs Gags, where a currency note tied to the end of a string is used to tempt walkers-by into greed and they finally end up realizing that they were tricked and the incident was being captured on national television. What more, the note is fake! Ever noticed the degree of embarrassment on their faces after discovering the cameras? Yeah, Exactly!!

New posts seem almost like that currency note to me. They lure me into running after them. Reading them tip to toe only to realize there’s nothing I can write. Next expression is something similar to ‘Caught’! If there is a tutorial to learn the art of commenting, I have no clue of it, although, I seriously doubt if there is one.

So, talking about personal inefficiencies, out open on blogs, makes me feel exactly the same way – Embarrassing. Dull & Low! In my mind, it equals announcing a personal trait over the radio or TV for that matter. When most of the world out there might not even be interested and hardly care about it but it sure looks pathetic to your eyes to an extent that you want to start working on it right away just to appear better in those many eyes you are imagining are watching you! Phew!!

I envy upto the point of bewildering surprise how most of the bloggers manage to not only read each post but also leave a stunning  response everywhere they stop. I mean, how do you MANAGE???

How? Oh, how? Do you do it, so perfectly, so sinfully perfectly? Please, show me the way, show me the trick too, I almost beg.

-Asha Seth

P.S: This is one of author’s random temperamental posts. This post has no direct connection with any writer or their works.  The author is well aware that she has been blabbering and therefore wants to thank you for reading through anyway. 🙂

20 thoughts on “‘Leave a Reply’!

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  1. I make sure to leave a comment on every post I read (say, 8/10 posts). 🙂
    The best way to leave a comment is to not go through the other comments under that post. This way we can express what we really felt about the post. And even if it almost matches with other person’s thoughts, how does it matter? Those still our own thoughts.
    *Here comes the official ending line*
    Hope this helps. 😀 :p


  2. My likes usually mean that I read the article, and that I found no reason not to say hello.
    My comments are as scarse as yours. It takes time to go deep enough. If you read 20 posts a day, where to find the time to comment.
    I do not like it when people remove the like buttons. They so deprive me of saying hello, and it feels as if I lose connection with them.


    1. Thats exactly how I feel when there are those share buttons but the like button is not displayed on some blogs.
      Deprives me of the chance to drop a quick hello.


      1. In some blogs the author doesn’t want likes. That’s a pity, but their choice. On one hand, very shy people might not like all the attention. While others might think that only ‘commenters’ have really read their posts. (which is not entirely true either 🙂 )
        When I really really like the post, I usually take the effort to type an adjective that expresses me liking their post.


  3. You tell it like it is, once again and I salute you for that…for what it is worth I always enjoy your comments and words and mental high fives, should you wish to give them. I like to think it is not the quantity of the comments you leave but the quality and I doubt anyone has any complaints there.


    1. You sure know how to make see the other side of the leaf (I have off-late stuck to ‘leaf’ bits rather than ‘coin’ bits) which appears bright, of course. Thanks J. You know you are a fantastic friend now, don’t you? 🙂


      1. Ditto my friend…a leaf is always more tactile than a coin…although a piece of eight would be a great coin to have, if you are a pirate.


        1. Absolutely, J. And I’d trade anything for that one fate-turning coin! And what I’d not do to be with Depp!
          How’ve you been dear?


          1. Haha, you always make me smile! I’m sure he’d have a big grin on his face anyway!

            I’m okay my friend, it’s all go at the moment! How goes things your way?


  4. I do not even know the way I stopped up right here, however I thought this submit was great.
    I do not know who you’re but certainly you are going to a well-known blogger in
    case you aren’t already. Cheers!


    1. That has added some flavor to my dull day. I do not know who you are either? Whats your name or where you hail from? I only know you’ve made my day. After-all, every blogger wants to be a well-known one, isn’t it? Happy you liked the post.


  5. Asha, I had a recent problem when I ‘lost’ all my followers and the number of comments I had made was deleted. Several others had this problem, which has been resolved, but the comments numbers never did come back, so I have no idea how this compares! All I know is I love every comment you have ever made on my blog and really appreciate your likes and comments, with or without the other. Don’t worry about it, you do what you can do and what you feel is right. I only bash out words because I have ‘more rabbit than Sainsbury’s’.
    I did enjoy this post 🙂


    1. ‘do what you can do and what you feel is right’.. yes, that’s the key. Makes my heavy heart feel ounces better. Thanks Sherri, you are always a pleasure to talk to.


  6. I stopped looking at my stats. They only made me feel bad…so your number of 1412 seems big to me. But I agree that some bloggers have amazing talent at leaving witty, thoughtful comments each and every time. We all envy them a little…but it gives us something to strive for (or feel bad about). I guess it’s how we’re feeling each day that decides that.


    1. True, Char. At the minute, I am hunting down the internet for all sorts of bits I can pick up learning commenting from. Little does it surprise me that very little is out there, a prepared recipe, to learn. Its lessons learnt hard way, at the end of it.


    1. Hehe! Glad you did! It was only after publishing the post I realized how much the whole thing made sense or should I say ‘How much it didnt make sense really?’ 😛


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