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This is a short one about the Stuck I’ve had since I haven’t been able to keep up with the comments here on the blog. I’d appreciate it if you’d watch it, but should you choose not to, just know that I really do appreciate and respect your comments as the gifts that they are, regardless of whether I answer every one.
Rachael Acklin says
AWW CHARLIE. We know you love us. Why else would you share such awesomeness with us here? 🙂
Carolyn | A Beautiful Ripple Effect says
I’m a new reader and am so grateful that I found your blog. Your authenticity comes across in all that you do. Time to release the comment guilt :).
.-= Carolyn | A Beautiful Ripple Effect´s last blog ..34 Ways to Enjoy the Winter Days =-.
Lee Miller says
Charlie, I’ve been a reader/fan for a long time. I know your heart. I know you care. I know you can do only what you can do. I trust your process. I don’t leave a comment to get one. Thanks for your authenticity.
.-= Lee Miller´s last blog ..Staying “It” Out Loud =-.
Steven | The Emotion Machine says
I wouldn’t really worry about it so much Charlie. This is only a sign that your site is becoming bigger than just you or even us. This video shows you really care and that you do keep us in your thoughts. For that, I think we are all very appreciative.
Keep up the good work!
.-= Steven | The Emotion Machine´s last blog ..How To Combat Work Overload =-.
James Humphrey says
Man good stuff Charlie. You have to allocate your time wisely and your doing great. We know that your listening and as a fellow blogger we need like 28 hours in a day not 24.
Hang in there bud and growth sometimes is a good and bad thing. Keep up the good work we’ll be here reading as always.
A lot of people get to this point and I completely understand where you are coming from. Your video is a really nice way to show your readers where your head and heart is at.
I feel the same way with emails, comments, questions on my facebook page and so on. I want to respond, but if I get caught up in doing that, I will lose time that could be put toward the bigger picture.
Don’t sweat it and don’t allow yourself to feel guilt over choosing larger goals that will not only help you, but help the readers who are commenting. Your blog is an inspiration and we are all here with you.
.-= Justine´s last blog ..Should you wholesale your work? =-.
Laura Cococcia | The Journal of Cultural Conversation says
I’m with you my friend! Your readers will stay because you make a difference. Just think about it this way – you just did a great big huge video comment back to everyone. Unique. Love it.
.-= Laura Cococcia | The Journal of Cultural Conversation´s last blog ..From TJCC’s Contributors: Lessons From Our Favorite Books =-.
Archan Mehta says
We won’t hold it against you if you can’t respond. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
However, we will be concerned if you don’t step away from your computer and other gizmos. Take a break. You’ve earned it.
And you deserve it too. Enough of the hard work: enjoy your self with your life-partner.
Take her out for a movie, buy her popcorn and a soda, and have a quiet conversation by candle-light over dinner in a private space away from the prying eyes of the public.
After that, go for a swim in the morning, or jogging, or even for a casual stroll in the park. After all, we all need some down time and get away from our jobs.
You have already done so much for us, so it is about time you did something for yourself and your wonderful family too.
My best wishes, always. Have a great day!
Miche | Serenity Hacker says
Hi Charlie: Great video, your sincerity really comes through. I have to say that I appreciate that you’re keeping comments on even though you don’t have the time to respond.
One thing that sometimes saddens me is when a blog I enjoy gets big and turns comments off. For me, the community that forms around content, the conversation that goes on after, is part of what makes a blog so engaging… even if the author him or herself isn’t part of it. I always read the comments on the posts that interest me. And, the conversation and thoughts of the readers often add another layer to the information, and consequently also to my own thinking.
Plus, I’ve discovered other blogs that I enjoy through comments. Either way, for me, this is part of what makes a blog a blog, it’s what the web of today is about. It’s what keeps the content engaging and interactive, rather than the older, static experience of consuming information in relative isolation, like reading a newspaper column… at home, alone, in print.
.-= Miche | Serenity Hacker´s last blog ..Making Big Changes: Energy and Resistance =-.