Not long ago, when I was still publishing my blog on Blogger, I had a visitor to my site by the name of Colm Smyth, an Irish software developer and blogger, who was randomly making the rounds of blogs by clicking on the “Next Blog” button on Blogger. Using that button is an excellent way to discover blogs that you’d never find otherwise. But Colm was doing it as a kind of self-imposed
penance obligation (word changed based on Colm’s feedback). His comment on one of my entries mentioned that “… because I’ve had the chance to experience the lack of any real response to my blog, I’ve made a pact with myself – I will read and leave comments on two new blogs for every time I post.” That personal commitment on his part impressed me, so I visited his blog to find out who he was and, because the blog was relatively new, I went back to the beginning of it and read forward to the most recent post as of that point. I was impressed! Impressed enough to bookmark his blog for exploration periodically.
This morning I made another of those periodic visits to Colm’s blog and read his entry titled, “Blogging, Egos and the Search for Self-Esteem,” posted on October 31, 2005. Once again, I was impressed both by his writing style and his thoughtfulness. If you are interested in discovering another blogger whom you might enjoy reading, I’d commend Colm to you. You may discover, as I did, that his blog is worth a periodic visit.