Last week I asked my blog readers, Facebook fans and Twitter followers to answer a few simple questions to help me figure out who they were, why they read my blog and what they’d like to see more (or less) of. Thanks to all of you who responded!
I also left room for general comments.
While the results of the survey were much appreciated (and will be put to good use over the next month as I make some changes to my site), the best and most validating part of the process was seeing the overwhelmingly positive response of my readers to this blog. Check out the blog comment love!
You like me! (paraphrasing Sally Field…)
Both individually and collectively, that positive feedback filled me with joy and reminded me of the most important reasons that I maintain this site: to share information, to help find solutions to problems and to be of use to as many people as I can.
Now I know that I’m not the only blogger that appreciates a little positive feedback. Blog comment love is the high point in many a blogger’s day. And to that end, I asked some healthy living blogger friends to share their favourite positive comment left by a reader. Comments that made them feel good about themselves and blogging in general.
See a comment that makes you feel all gushy inside? Click through to read the blog that inspired the love!
“The best book review I’ve read in quite some time. I actually want to buy this book based on your honest assessment and how strong your emotional response was to this book. I love your moderate approach to what this publication offers. Thank you!” ~~ Alison from Racing Tales
“I really need you to write a book on your life because you’re such an inspirational muse and an architect of excellence.” ~~ Andre from Better Body Expert
“I know this is totally random and we haven’t talked since high school, but I just wanted to contact you and say thank you! Thank you for what? For helping me change my outlook on life.I just wanted to drop a note and say thank you for helping me get back on the right track. I still to do this day suffer and get mad about what I eat, how many calories I just consumed, and want to go back to how I used to look but every time I sign on to my googlereader and see how many inspirational people are there that can steer me into the right direction again.” ~~ Clare from Fitting It All In
“Dear Sarah, I was browsing the web for goodlife fitness and somehow stumbled upon your blog. I Started off reading some older enteries and I got to tell you, you are amazing! In recent years, I have read a ton of books but honestly I found your blog to be one of the best things I have read. It’s full of positivity, passion, struggle, care, love, discipline, inspiration, education. I love how clear and easy to understand you write. In the past several years, I have been a bit lost and quite honestly had forgotten how to live but reading your blog has given my a new hope and perspective to follow. I understand now that I had forgotten to appreciate the small things in life and should pay more attention to them. I thank you very much. Oh yeah, the reason I wanted to make this comment is to tell you that your boss was right about you. 1.You are mature for your age. 2. You are a detailed oriented person. 3. You are committed. 4. You are hard working. 5. You are an excellent writer. 6. You are passionate. 7. You are a pleasure to be around with. I can go on and on for a long time but you got my point. I think you will do excellent in whatever you do so don’t doubt yourself. I know you want to take one step at a time but you should have high goals and I know you will get there.” ~~ Sarah from My Mostly Healthy Life
“Thanks so much for these words of wisdom! I am a terrible runner but a very goal-oriented woman, so keeping logs of my runs and walks has really helped me see progress, even if it is just a tenth (yes, a tenth) of a mile at a time. Thanks for this post, Laura, and for all of the suggestions and encouragement to newbies!” ~~ Laura from Mommy Run Fast
“I have to tell you that I really enjoy your blog and I enjoy it for several reasons. You are real. You don’t sugar coat, you don’t pretend. I especially love the pictures of your workouts that you share. You aren’t made up or glamorous. You’re just you.” ~~ Tenecia from Boobs, Barbells and Broccoli
“I love how you always make me think.” —” I applaud your honesty!!!” — “Your post is so important.” — “I LOVE this post! You are such a motivator!” — “You know you serve as a huge inspiration to me to get out and make it happen – no matter what. You have given so many words of advice and inspiration since we became friends, and I am thankful to have met you through our blogs. I love how you always make me think.” ~~ Elle from Eat, Run, Sail and We Can Begin to Feed (she has so many comments because she writes two blogs!)
“I just wanted to send you an email because I really enjoy your blog. I came across it through a link from PB runner to your video post about moving forward after your breakup. Thank you so much for posting that video. I went through a breakup over a year ago (and we weren’t even living together), and have not been able to move forward. Your video was so inspiring and motivated me to take action and go on with my life.” ~~ Erica from EricaDHouse.com
“I was recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease and have been trying very hard to like quinoa without much success, UNTIL now! I found your recipe on Pinterest and figured I’d give it a try … I had seconds and my hubby had thirds! Absolutely delicious and I will be making this again and again … I even think it’s party-worthy! THANK YOU!!!! Most importantly-you are SUCH an inspiration and reviewing all your healthy and yummy recipes, you have gotten our family eating much healthier and we seem HAPPIER too. Thanks Moni. Your passion shines and is helping many others too!” ~~ Monica from Moni Meals
“You are so inspiring. Legit. Keep being amazing and don’t ever let the world tell you what should be done.” ~~ Heather from Just a Colorado Girl
Now, I’ve visited each and every one of these blogs on many occasions and couldn’t agree more with the positive reader comments. Go! Have a look for yourself! And remember, sometimes a little blog comment love is all a blogger needs to stay inspired and motivated to keep on blogging!
Are you a blogger? If so, share your favourite blog comment love below!
Have you ever left a comment on a blog telling them of the impact their post had on you and your life?