Nope! Not me....I found this in cyberspace:
For the most part, I'm a little out of it when it comes to computers. I'm old enough not to have used a computer in either grade or high school. So all my computer learning has been rather hit and miss throughout the years.
In November of 2007 I discovered Etsy. Suddenly I'm using the computer daily: I have a virtual shop, I particpate in the Forums, and I blog for God's sake. The blogging has been an eye-opener for me....I actually like it! I'm thinking a 12-step program might be in order though....
Last week, a friend from my past life found me through my blog. We reconnected through cyberspace....how weird is that? Karen is an extremely talented artist. I'm trying to convince her to open an Etsy shop of her own. Check out her great blog & leave her some Etsy encouragement! A Musements If the triptych she made (her banner art) doesn't make you bow down in reverence....nothing will.
I'll leave you with an example of Karen's writing...to tie this all in:
"Comments on blogs are the life-blood of the medium. They tell the blogger you are looking, liking, wishing for more. They encourage and give the pat on the back that can come from a relative, but is so much more honest from someone who didn't wipe your tears away when you fell and skinned your knee. Comments are like little presents to receive and open....after posting I can't wait to see if someone will respond; I've made myself visible to you, I've invited you in. What do you think? Comments are the barometer of what we are sharing, and often--if not always--with art, that means our hearts.
When someone comments, try to respond in kind. That is not to say patronizing behavior is a plus, but acknowledging someone in return, for having taken their time to comment about your work or your writing is the least you can do and takes so little time. A lot of my list of favorite places to visit has come from sites where I left a comment and was responded to warmly. They become your virtual friends and the circle just grows and grows."