A PLEA FROM YOUR BOLLI MATTERS WRITERS…
“By the way, I’m really enjoying BOLLI Matters,” a BOLLI member commented yesterday, mentioning a recent featured article. Of course, it was terrific to hear it, but it also seemed like a perfect opportunity to ask the question that has been on the minds of all of us here at BOLLI Matters: Why not leave a comment for the writer?
That member looked slightly puzzled and replied, “I didn’t have anything to add. I just liked it.” Oh, please! Don’t let that stop you from leaving comments on the items you read here! We’ve been “live” on the internet now for over a year–and we’ve received only a handful of responses (that means under ten…) to the host of items we have featured here.
We bloggers very much want to hear from you! Of course, we love hearing what you have to say in response to our items. We are always happy to have your suggestions either about the pieces you’re reading or about what you’d like to see in future pieces. But it is also important for our writers to feel acknowledged. (After all, says Linda in Death of a Salesman, “attention must be paid.”) It can be a little discouraging to keep creating material and putting it out there for all to see–only to have no response. Please keep our writers going by letting them know that you are appreciating their efforts!
It’s an easy thing to do. Below any item, you’ll see a box–just leave your comment, however brief, in that space! And, by the way, Lydia says she’ll provide a coveted prize in the form of a beautiful new Ticonderoga #2 Pencil to each of our first ten responders–now, how can you pass up an offer like THAT?!
Writing on behalf of our wonderful volunteer writers: Lydia Bogar, Liz David, Eleanor Jaffe, Abby Pinard, and John Rudy. (And Marilyn Brooks who graciously lets me “mine” the archives on her mystery blog.)