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    traveling from place to place, especially working or based in various places for relatively short periods.
    "the peripatetic nature of military life"
    synonyms:nomadic, itinerant, traveling, wandering, roving, roaming, migrant,migratory, unsettled
    "I could never get used to her peripatetic lifestyle"
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  1. 1.
    a person who travels from place to place.
  2. 2.
    an Aristotelian philosopher.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Down to One Comment? 'Nuff Said.

Down to one comment? Well, there was that odd so-and-so I deleted who said something about American women not being worth their salt. Would it be weird to say that I've been waiting for this moment? The time when comments of mine haven't exactly been spilling over to fill someone else's cup. Or the time when my thoughts haven't been vibrating at exactly (let's be real: not even close to) the same frequency as the places where those comments are frequently made? It must be something in the water or the air. Or should I call 1-800-BAD-DRUG? Gotta blame someone or something. Nah! Just the fact that human nature is fickle, blogs are finite, and life goes on in a different direction.

'Nuff said.


  1. Hi W2W .. couldn't not comment after that cri de couer .. but am trying to work on my own projects and not commenting!

    Such is life - blogging is that two way process and participation - I can't always (or don't want to) join in all the contests .. so I do what I can ..

    Cheer up - it's only Autumn! Love your pictures and stories .. see you soon .. Hilary

  2. I know the feeling, but I thought it was just me.

    I've been out of action visiting other blogs due to being brain dead from the work I've been doing and don't seem able to drag coherent thoughts together when I find rare moments to visit. It was therapeutic to spend hours just writing for my own pleasure today - then I saw your comment out of the corner of my eye. Glory be! I'm not the only one with few comments.

    Perhaps it's the weather, or the alignment of the planets or something?

  3. Oh, I feel guilty for not being a better commenter!! I haven't been up to much blogging lately. Don't go away - just take a break.

  4. I got that weird book spam comment, too! *deleted*! :D LOL~ <3

  5. I love the way you think. I always have.

  6. Oh, dear Walk2write - my whole long comment: lost! I wanted to comfort you - don't think that people's neglect has anything to do with the quality of your text - they are just self-absorbed (nicely put) or selfish. When they WANT something, they will be back. It IS vexing to get no comments, it's not fair. As life. And then, when you think: damned - I'll quit - suddenly all the world responds. So: do your blog - carry water (you know that lovely Zen quote?) - and enjoy your writing - as we do (sometimes only secretely, when we are having no time to comment)But do carry on. I love your blog! Britta

  7. Dear Walk2Write - is there a fault with your comment-function? Second comment of mine (to this post) is lost. Britta

  8. Some people just go on writing (blogging) irrespective of comments or no comments.
    Some write for money (you can make out from the blog)
    Some increase their number of comments by replying to each comment with a comment !!
    Then there are people who do not know how to comment "I don't know how to put a comment as I am not computer savy" but such people do make a point to reply through mail and appreciate your blog post (I do keep getting many such mails)
    So in short, let us not count our comments and just go on writing :-)
    (I enjoy your posts)

  9. Oh dear, W2W, I hope this doesn't mean you're thinking of quitting this blog?! My comments have been down, too, I've noticed the last few months. But I haven't spent as much time reading blogs either, and I find it hard to get inspired to write posts somedays as well, which is why I mostly talk about my garden instead of anything else.

    I just read your last post, and I have to confess to not paying much attention to all the news. I have a good friend who's a news junkie, and I think she thinks I'm pretty uninformed (she's right). But so much of what I hear, especially all the political squabbling, just makes me mad or depressed and feeling helpless, so I bury my head in the garden instead:)

    Glad you deleted the comment from the misogynist!

  10. Ah too bad. I've been on vacation and missed a lot. Always like Emily D. though. She finds a way to cut to the heart. Perhaps all that unrequited love for her parson friend. :)

  11. Dear Walk2Write,
    this is the 3rd attempt to get my comment posted - something is wrong with your installation! I wrote quite a bit - but have to try to find it again - so: I believe the fault lies with Blogspot. not with your followers! Best wishes Britta

  12. Awww, don't be discouraged. But you are right life goes on. Priorities change for all of us. I remember those days when W2W was everywhere in the blogosphere:)

  13. Thanks, everyone who commented on this peculiar post. When I said something about being fickle, I meant me, not you. I can always count on you to be regular visitors. It's not easy for me to give up on this thing. SAM and daughter were shocked, to say the least.

    Maybe Britta is right. I should take a break from it. Lord knows I've not been a faithful visitor to your sites, and it makes me sad to have missed so much. It's just that my time is being spoken for by different obligations now, and I can't seem to keep up with everything. Gotta prioritize!

    Again, thanks, and even though I may not be posting here anytime soon (if at all), I will try to stop by now and then and chat with you on your sites. And I'm thinking about getting on Facebook at the beginning of next year (sigh). But it probably won't be under my assumed name (W2W). And it won't be a personal site. Strictly professional. I'll let you know when it happens.

  14. There is a problem with comments lately, another blog is reporting problems.

    I hope you don't give up completely on blogging, I think it's more meaningful when they reflect the rhythm of the blogger's life. I do a lot of lurking myself, and I've learned not to worry about the number of comments. Keep in touch.

  15. Hey, W2W, your previous post is powerful and thought-provoking--thank you, thank you. Yes, the blogosphere is and up again, down again endeavor. I have though about taking a break, too, but somehow keep coming back (though not as frequently as at the beginning of my blogging, I must confess). I joined Facebook but don't go on very often nor like it much--page fills too quickly with the posts from very active users, so that I might miss posts from people I want to know about.

  16. After 4 years of blogging I've noticed a trend: a dip in online traffic in summer. There has been unusually summery weather this September in North Eastern USA and the UK. Wait for a cold snap and bloggers will leave their soggy gardens to come inside. I myself am at my busiest with a puppy, 1 kid playing soccer, 1 kid in a play and trying to find time to paint outside. I'll be online more later this fall.

  17. Oh, thank you! Thank you so much for noticing I was not here. I was so afraid that no one had noticed or even cared. I'm back, now, so if you don't mind please withdraw your bluff. I truly do not want you to go away, as I do so enjoy your posts.

    For a very long time, I was having some curious an' annoying computer pro'lems, so I wasn't able to even read anyone's blog. Then when I came back, I realized that I had developed some extremely lazy habits an' wasn't doing anything with my blog or reading others, either.

    Please stay. I shall be shattered if you go away. This tear in my eye is 'my heart on goodbye,' so please won't you stay here an' play?

    Missing you a'ready,
    ~ Yaya

  18. I've been a bad blogger... for almost a month I didn't even make an entry, much less comment on anybody elses... I plead work. In hideous weather.

    That and the editing job I took on takes a huge amount of concentration and I just feel "wrote out" Really, it's hard enough figuring out what I wanna say, much less what someone else wants to say and isn't... LOL