First of all, my Mama raised me right. I write thank you notes. I return phone calls. And I respond to everyone who writes to me be it snail mail, email, instagram, facebook etc, and also via my website.
There is spot built in for people to write to me. See? It's right there at the bottom of the page. photo above)
And some people do. Other folks write to me directly on the Facebook page, or they email me or IM me or talk to me on the phone, through Skype or in person. In short, there are many many different ways to contact me. AND I always respond. Every. Single. Time.
I have only just recently learned that people who write to me via the Readthybook.com website never, ever, ever receive my response to them. ARGH!
I cannot begin to tell you how gratifying it is, that I sometimes touch people with what I write. Sometimes it's just to tell me that they "get" me and have often experienced something similar. Other times it's to answer a questions I have asked or to correct an error I have made. It seems that once in awhile I've made someone laugh or at least smile. What I've written might evoke a memory that people want to share with me. One in a great while, the writer is someone who disagrees with what I've said. Sometimes that person disagrees vehemently. And that's fine too. I'm open to discussion. But usually the words that people write to me are kind and I love that it happens.
So I am beyond frustrated to learn that someone has taken the time and effort necessary to first, read what I've written and then, totally wow for me, they take even more time to write back! That is so wonderful! I read their words, formulate a response in my head and then - of course - I write back! I WRITE BACK! I do! And usually within 24-hours of having read what they wrote to me!
But, sadly, if you wrote to me directly on Readthybook, you didn't get to read my response to you. And I am so sorry. I had no idea.
This actually has happened on this website before. As soon as I found out, I contacted the website and they swore to me that it was fixed. I was operating under the assumption that was true. One should never assume. Shame on me.
I will contact them again. See if they can fix it for real this time. But in the meantime, please know that I am just tickled to bits and pieces when people contact me in any way when they've read this blog. I honestly do respond every single solitary time. And if that response hasn't doesn't get to you, my very sincere apologies.
In the meantime, if anyone wants to comment to me in a way that I CAN respond, please know that you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on my facebook page of course, in the meantime until this is sorted out (assuming that it ever is!)
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.