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My First Comment

Okay so this may sound really sad, but I am actually pretty proud of myself. I made my first comment on someone else’s post. Yay me! I know I’ve been blogging for several months now so it shouldn’t have taken this long. I’ve just been so worried about conflict or it going all wrong somehow. — Don’t get me wrong, I know there are super nice people out there on social sites and what not, I’ve just also seen my fair share of the hate.

I almost didn’t comment… out of habit. However I am trying to do better & though a simple little comment may not seem like much, for me, it was progress. — I didn’t comment on anything controversial or make any sort of off the wall comment. It was just simple and easy going. My kind of conversing if we’re being honest. — I’ve just seen where people have said the most innocent things & it turned into some sort of hate war or something. That definitely terrifies me.

I can’t let fear get in the way. I’ve spent my entire life doing just that and quite frankly, I don’t like it and I’m getting to a place in my life where I’m feeling more prepared to do something about that.

So I’ve made my first WordPress comment (made on someone else’s post, I have replied to a few on my own posts.) where I initiated contact. — I could definitely get used to this! Yay me! 🙂



My blog is titled "A Leap of Faith," simply because for me that is what this is. -- I am extremely shy & terrified of failure... but just like everyone else, I have big dreams. --- I have a passion for the written word, for every story told, & for getting lost in novels. Certainly not the easiest world to go out into... especially not for someone so afraid of failure that trying sometimes doesn't seem worth it. -- This blog is just one small step in the right direction! A way to push myself out into the world & stop being so afraid. -- So here's to writing about life, the aspiring writer's journey, & everything in between. Oh, & of course, my leap of faith! :) -Heather.

8 thoughts on “My First Comment

  1. I love what you said here: I’ve been blogging for several months now so it shouldn’t have taken this long. I helped a friend of mine get started here on wordpress and he did not comment on any post, both his and others, for a good whole year!

    You are off to a great start. Do not hesitate. Being honest and creating a wonderful discussion is commenting is all about. If the editor is afraid of that, then they should not write anything. The second they hit “publish,” that’s it. They must be ready for what comes. Of course you can decide how much honesty you are prepared to receive (and ultimately anyone else) by editing the comment before approving it.

    That is all I have for you. I hope it helps. I am so happy for you Heather. Will be exploring your blog more in future.

    1. Thanks, I appreciate the encouragement. — You mentioned your friend, which btw, makes me feel much better. — It’s always nice to know we’re not alone. — & it feels pretty good to know I can overcome being a big chicken, lol. — Oh, & happy exploring! 🙂

  2. This is great. Cause it was on MY post! Woo for writing something interesting enough to garner that first comment. Don’t comment on any other posts. I like being the first and only. 😉

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