Comment Chameleon

AND it’s green for Saint Patricks day.

Here is the secret no one tells you about blogging. Logo, platform, hosting, brilliance, spelling…those are just the beginning. Writing? That is only the FREAKING middle. Getting your words out on the page doesn’t help you get the word out. You know what does? Reading. Commenting. Sharing. Reading. Sharing. Commenting. E. T. C. It can be tedious. It is certainly time consuming. But every once in a while it is terrific.

I’ve gathered a few of the comments I have left on other blogs this week. Some of these blogs are award winning, some are just beginning…but all of them either made me laugh or think or both. Go ahead…click some links. Thats how we get the word out about getting the words out.

Lee Gaitan ARP: Did I just read that you put shoulder pads on the positive list for the ’80s? Let me put on my mirrored florescent sunglasses and take a closer look.

ARP: If I invite my son to hang out with me and he says “in ten minutes” and forgets he finds me an hour later weeping. I am not the one weeping. He is. He can’t believe he forgot me. I try to soothe him but he is horrified with himself. Somehow he still feels love is fragile. Love isn’t fragile. In response to this post on Skinny and Single.

ARP: I love the idea of pro bono cosmetology. Maybe the practitioners can collect donations to save the yellow spotted ants.  In response to this post on Skipah’s Realm.

ARP: There is no script for mental illness. A life and a mind can’t simply follow a script. In response to this post on The Plagued Parent.

ARP: I think maybe you just blew your cleaning wad too early. In response to this post on established1975. As a bonus follow Sarah on Twitter. She is wicked funny.

ARP: I used to lament that as we got older there were fewer doors to walk through…at least compared to our 20s when everything was flung open wide and inviting. Now I appreciate the streamlined hallway with fewer distractions and more time to spend in each room inside. In response to this post on The Qwiet Muse.

ARP: What DOESN”T hold me back. I am a home-body. As I get older I get more afraid of heights, enclosed spaces, crowds, strong odors, and the unknown. In response to this post by Elena Peterson on Making Midlife Matter.

ARP: I like to have a $10 sandwich card in my wallet. In response to this post on Considerings.

ARP: Me: Your back hair looks like it is straps to a back pack. S: Well I do need to be able to carry stuff around in it. Me: I wish I could have some of your back hair for me thinning head hair. In response to this post on Boomer Haiku.

ARP: I think I might just hunker down with my kids… In response to this post on Living The Dream.

ARP: At some point this jewish mom had to deal not only with Santa and the Easter Bunny but also a creepy small green man who gets into mischief in our home. In response to this post on Thirsty Daddy.

ARP: I am writing a book called SLUT: Spit AND Swallow… In response to this post at Angrivated Mom.

I should probably get back to that book…the last comment I left reminded me that it existed. See the value of commenting?




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Anna Palmer

Anna Rosenblum Palmer is a freelance writer based in Denver, CO. She writes about sex, parenting, cat pee, bi-polar disorder and the NFL; all things inextricably intertwined with her mental health. In her free time she teaches her boys creative swear words, seeks the last missing puzzle piece and thinks deeply about how she is not exercising. Her writing can be found on Babble,, Great Moments in Parenting, Ravishly, Good Men Project, Sammiches and Psych Meds, Playpen, Crazy Good Parent, and YourTango. She also does a fair amount of navel gazing on her own blog at

23 thoughts on “Comment Chameleon”

  1. I always love reading your comments! Thank you so much for being such an engaged person in our little community. And seriously, with everyone writing books these days containing their best blog posts, you should do one for your best comments! Lol

  2. This is a great idea. I feel that I read and comment on so many blog posts, it might be interesting to go back and see some of the things I had to say. I wonder how many times I would disagree with what I had said earlier. Thanks for including me here, and for reading in the first place

    1. When I went back to review most of the things I had to say we all blah blah blah blah. But sometimes posts really made me think or joke. The amount of originality in my comment speaks directly to the originality in the post.

  3. Thanks so much for including me and Boomer Haiku! You are so right about this element of blogging–engaging–and how time consuming it can be. But the rewards are great…to make connections, to feel heard, to laugh and/or cry with one another…I really appreciate the effort you made to walk the walk with this post!

  4. Thanks for including me 🙂 Sorry I’m late getting here and responding. I’m in the middle of an “episode” (you know what I mean) and I’m having trouble even putting on clean underwear at this point. But the piece was super funny and I appreciate the shout out!

  5. Thanks for posting these links. You’ve given me a great list of content that I missed but need to go and look for. And your comments are HEE-Larious!

  6. You are fanatically awesome! Thank you so much! As much as I reminded you to get back to writing that book (please, please, please!), reading this reminded me I need to open my Twitter app way more than once a week because little gems like this that brighten my day could be waiting and I’m missing out! Thank you so much!

  7. I always enjoy your comments. It means a lot when other bloggers connect and support one another. Feels like a party sometimes, only no one cares if you nix your pants and hoard the booze.

  8. I totally agree! Comments can be as much fun and as rewarding as writing the blog. What good is the writing without engagement? And I am a firm believer that sharing others’ work and supporting it, comes back to help you 100 fold. Thanks for this great post. I’m sharing it!

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