Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Blogging Tip: Leave A Comment


I'll not soon forget the day when a blogging acquaintance e-mailed to tell me that I had been the answer to a prayer she'd prayed that very morning!

You see, I'd been to her blog earlier and read some of her recent posts (I hadn't been in a while).  I left a comment or two on ones that had been meaningful to me. By doing so, I had no idea that I'd stumbled into the stream of her earnest request.

A short time later, I found an e-mail from my friend saying that I could not have any idea what my comments meant to her that day. For that very morning, as she got up, she asked God to please have someone leave a comment so that she could know for sure somebody was reading her posts.

When Sulo found a notice in her inbox indicating someone had been to visit and left comments, she was so happy.  As she put it... "What did I see... your e-mail with the comments -- an answer to my prayer as a confirmation. What more proof do we need to believe God hears our prayers? Aren't we so blessed to have such an awesome God who cares about even minute things like page-viewing!"

Wow.. humbling to say the least to realize I'd been the answer to Sulo's heart cry. And, to realize how easily I could have ignored the little urge to go visit that morning when she came to mind. In my view it surely was a glimpse of heaven in a most unexpected place -- for both of us!

Surely this is a timely reminder of just how valuable our comments are to each other. This is not to trip guilt when we can't or don't wish to leave a note. But when we do feel a rising up in our heart in response to something written in a post, a few words in reply makes the heart connection we are all looking for complete.

For me, that is what blogging's all about......

Hugs,
Brenda
xox
 


9 comments:

  1. That's a lovely story... I am glad that you shared it with us and that your friend shared it with you. Who knows how often we might be the answer to a prayer...kind of makes our humble efforts more meaningful...and why we need to listen more to that still small voice.

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  2. It must have felt good to know what a difference you made to Sulo. I try to leave comments whenever possible, but sometimes it is difficult to find enough time. I do make sure I read all posts of the blogs I follow though.

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  3. A nice reminder that if it is important to us, it is important to God. So grateful to know and serve a caring God who is involved in every detail of our lives!

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  4. Wow, that is so sweet!( I have teenagers):)It's humbling to realize how we can never really know exactly how we can touch and encourage other lives.We just need to listen and live by His spirit and promptings. I find the whole blogging thing daunting at times but also enjoy it. I am learning to trust and leave it all to the Giver of inspiration.

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  5. I just returned from vacationing and left my laptop at a hotel 10 hrs away from our destination so I had 4 days without blogging-WITHDRAWAL symptoms BIG TIME...but did spent more time with hubby so it was a good tradeoff. I love blogging and my friends. Hopefully we listen to the nudges...

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  6. Hi Brenda...Ohhhhh, sometimes God uses us as His instruments. It's truly humbling. So glad he used you to speak to the lady's blog. Good for you. Susan

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  7. Hi Brenda,
    Just leaving my calling card.

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  8. I love your list to self. It is similar to things I try to do. How great that you were able to be the answer to prayer.

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  9. It sure is enjoyable to see those calling cards!

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To My Beautiful Readers,

Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. ~ Franz Peter Schubert

Thank you so much for leaving your 'footprint' here in my comment box. I do appreciate you taking a moment to share your thoughts today.

Brenda xox

PS. I do not always comment here, but I do look forward to coming and visiting you....