How many of you out there are the kind of people that quickly scan a blog, close the tab and move on (the kind that bloggers commonly refer to as "lurkers"), and how many of you are the kind of person who just has to leave a little sprinkle of encouragement, suggestions or share a thought when you visit some one's blog?
One of the reasons I ask, is that I mostly tend towards the latter. Some time ago I left a comment on Rockmelon's blog. She was having a "down size" ready to move and was giving away a whole lot of vintage Golden books that she had found doubles of in her collection. I HAD to leave a comment telling her my fave Little Golden book - I really enjoy Little Golden books - especially the vintage variety! I have all mine from when I was little, and the boys seem to enjoy them too, so I have been collecting them at markets and the local thrift stores (Op shops in Aussie speak).
Now, it's been a while since I have won anything in a giveaway, so (partly because she already had my deets) imagine my surprise when a parcel landed on my door step a while ago - only to find it filled with Little Golden books! Not only that, but Miss Rockmelon totally made it worth my while and spoilt the boys rotten - she sent bi-plane kits (which she has available for parties and the like) and a bunch of stickers for them too! When I left my comment - I didn't anticipate that I would win the giveaway, I was just sharing my love of Little Golden books with her. Thanks for the parcel though Miss Rockmelon the boys have already divided the books up (Including some for the baby) and made their planes (which were a life saver when we had days upon days of rain!).
So next time you are visiting some one's blog, briefly ask yourself if there is something you want to say to that person. You may not get anything in return, but you never know how it will affect that person's day - in fact, you might just make it! :)
Have a great day!