The Post – The first comment. Now what do I do?

First, just an aside. If any of you suddenly discover you too have a love of fiddler crabs and don’t know where to start, here’s a helpful link:

http://exoticpets.about.com/cs/rarespecies/a/fiddlercrabs.htm

And of course, you can always write me. If I don’t know, I’ll go visit the guys at Fish Pros.

Well it being Saturday and many life things to manage, I have to be brief. Brief is something I find hard to do once my fingers get started, but even writers have to buy groceries and pay bills. However a moment of excitement for this first-time blogger today to see I actually had my first “comment” from someone.

When I had my son I was clueless about what to do with infants. Every time something new happened, I quickly flicked through Dr. Spock to figure out what to do. I felt the same way this morning with the first comment. What was the correct thing to do? I didn’t even know I was supposed to moderate this blog, never mind mentioning the spam catcher already sifted out three Viagra ads. Should I answer the person here? On her blog? On the email posting I got letting me know there was a comment? You have to understand, I love the world of paper, though I have managed email well. But what do you do with a blog comment? In any event, I dug out the blogger’s equivalent of Dr. Spock, The Everything Blogging Book. Of course there’s setting up links to that person, and blog statistics and something called Trackback, which sounds neat but I don’t know what it is or where it lives. So, I simply did what my mother taught me to do: say thank you. I wrote a response in this blog under her comment, and I mention to all of you that this person is also a writer. She’s set up a great blog about the process of her book going from germinated idea seed to publication. We get to go along for the ride. If you want to follow her journey, click on Write Through Me under the Blogroll header on the right side of my blog page.

One of these days I will figure out what Trackback is and maybe even, where it lives. In the meantime….bread and milk.

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