Lately, I have realized that some of my best work is in your comment boxes. Here and there, you will see me pop up and say something about what you have written or the image you have made. Sometimes all I say is a line, a small poem, even a full on haiku on occasion. Other times, since I am always scouring the Hugot tag, I usually give my own Hugot and I write about the similarities and differences of our pains and sorrows in the genuine belief that everybody needs someone to listen to them. It is my hope that in some way, I have helped you in your struggles.
Part of it is because I simply like talking to people. Although I am not what you would call a social butterfly, I love talking to people. If it is a subject where I can contribute, ten times out of ten I would say something. There are times that I would talk to strangers just to pick their brains. It helps that I have a semi-eiditic memory. I seem to know every unimportant fact about everything else, like what the heck are those bubbles you see when you look up at the sky or what the deepest part of the ocean is.
So here in the blogosphere, finding people talking about everything under the sun, I just cannot help but write. There is something about the nature of the blogging community that makes you just want to get in touch and leave words of your own. In fact, the brilliance of your work gives life to the words I make. Your pain, your struggles, your joy, your insights into this beautiful, cruel world gives fuel to my passion to write about this beautiful, cruel world. In a way, I am a word vampire, I feed off your work so that I find my own words. So I thank you for letting me take a bite so to speak.
I also realize that a comment is far more powerful than a like. The reason being that comments imply that you want to engage with the author of the work, not just simply be a spectator. A comment says you are interested in the other persons growth because you realize that we are all on the process of learning to better. When we grow together, then our individual works and voices become all the more powerful.