Here are two of my regular male readers. My husband, George, on the left; my dad, Richard, on the right. They've been reading my blog from the get go, but I was surprised to discover the other night that not only do they read all of my posts, they come back and read all of your comments. And here I thought I was the only person who read all my comments!
I called my dad the other night just to say hello, and because reading Kelly Corrigan's book, The Middle Place, got me feeling a little nostalgic for my dad. We talked about some of my recent posts (and some of the behind the scenes details that only family members care to know), and he told me that he feels like he knows some of my regular visitors through reading their comments. He's such a people person.
Later in the evening, as I was cleaning up the kitchen, I glanced over to find my husband also reading through the comments on my last post.
"I love that you read my blog, but I'm kind of surprised that you read the comments too," I told him. He said that he likes to read what other people like about me (and here I thought he didn't care what other people thought), and that when someone compliments my photography, it makes him feel proud. Well, I'll be. I had no idea.
So I want to say thank you - to my husband and my dad for reading not just my posts but also the comments, and to all of you who stop by and write such nice words. You help me impress the men I love.