We’ve had some great conversations on the blog recently, and I’ve been thinking a lot about what I can do to facilitate the amazing discussions that are happening here.
A lot of it has to do with blog comments. I try hard to provide you with thoughtful posts, but that’s just the beginning of the conversation. It’s those comments left after each post that take the conversation to a whole new level.
Many of you subscribe via RSS and email–and I am so grateful to you for doing so!–but you can’t see the comments in your feed reader or your email. I would encourage you to click over to see the fabulous discussions happening here in the comments section.
Updates that make it easier for you to connect
I’ve upgraded a few things here to make it easier for you to interact in the comments section. You may have noticed that as of a few weeks ago, you receive an email notification whenever someone replies to a comment you’ve left here on Modern Mrs Darcy. That means that if you ask a question, you don’t have to come back to the blog to see if anyone replied to you–you’ll be automatically notified via email. And if you reply to someone else’s question (bless you!), know that they will receive your response.
But there’s more. If you want to keep tabs on a great discussion (like the ones we’ve had recently about having it all or the books we’re afraid to recommend) without constantly coming back to the blog, you can subscribe to the comments on any one post. You’ll be notified via email every time someone leaves a comment on that post. It’s easy to do: just check that little box you see below:
If you don’t want to comment yourself, but would like to see what other people are saying, you can subscribe to the comments without commenting. See up there where it says “subscribe without commenting?” If you click that link, it’ll take you to a page that looks like this:
That means that you can ask questions and provide input on Modern Mrs Darcy with confidence, knowing that your words aren’t going out into the void of the internet, but straight to the women who need to hear them. Together, we are such a rich resource of information and inspiration, and I encourage you to join in and join the conversation.
I love reading every single comment here. I respond to questions in the comments so that everyone can see the response. (Though occasionally if the issue is very personal or extremely specific, I’ll respond by email.)
And now for details: If you’d like to have one of those little pictures next to your comments, it’s really easy to do. That little picture is called a gravatar, and if you head over here you can get your own.
Truly, the best part about blogging is the community. Thanks so much for creating a smart, wise, and thoughtful community here at MMD.