I make myself laugh, because anytime I see "please read" that contrary part of myself wants to do just the opposite. But I do have a couple points that are relevant if you've ever left a comment or will ever leave one in the future.
I know I've been gone for a while, & I know I don't have to explain myself to anyone, but some of it I felt like needed to be said & I wanted to get off my chest, so I did a vlog & a post to go with it which you can see HERE on my other blog. If you don't really care, just stay here & keep reading =)
In regards to OLD comments - I always read all my comments. Always. I love seeing what you guys have to say. That said, I am a huge FAIL when it comes to answering questions from comments. When I started my blog, coming up on 3 years ago now, I responded to every comment. & I couldn't, at that time, foresee a point when that would become more that the 2-3 comments per day or per post. And when it inevitably did, I fell behind ... got caught up. Fell behind .... got caught up. Fell behind ... fell further behind ... fell ridiculously far behind ... to now.
I don't think anyone is still waiting for a response on a question they asked 3 months ago ... or longer than that. Hell, if they were checking the thread, they've stopped checking - if they subscribed they'd probably be shocked to see a response & confused because they'd have forgotten what they asked LOL. Not to mention the fact that in the intervening time I've answered many of the questions/filled several of the requests, etc.
SO - I tried to clean up & respond to about the past month's worth of comments - & direct emails as well. Anything older than that I'm honestly sorry but it's going to remain unanswered. I'm admitting I'm past the point of being able to catch up & I need to re-start fresh. This is something I've been working towards for a couple months, wading through emails, notifications, & cleaning up my inbox from over 10k emails - yes, I'll spell it out, ten thousand emails - to just around 400, which is still a lot but more manageable. I'm still sorting through those, some of which are reminders I send myself from work. I'd like to have my inbox say (0) unread emails one day.
If you have a question you really need an answer to, post in this thread & I will respond. Scout's honor =)
In regards to NEW comments - to help myself better stay on top of things here going forward, I'm strongly leaning towards installing a 3rd-party comment tool for better threading/easier answering. I'd particularly love to be able to reply directly from email rather than having to navigate to the post. So if you have anything to recommend, or anything I should really stay away from, leave a comment. I don't want to install something & then find out it sucks or that you guys hate it LOL.
Well, I think that's mostly it. I have a backlog of NOTDs to post since from before Halloween, so I'll be posting those in the next few days. They include one of the new Anise polishes I showed in my last haul, one of the Orly Mineral FX colors, and a sponging on mom's nails that she did herself in 3 shades of blue, not to mention the last Halloween tutorial that made it onto YouTube & never made it onto the blog. AND my 2-year YouTube-birthday/anniversary is coming up Saturday & I feel like I ought to do something special... but still not sure what LOL. So we'll see.
Thanks for reading.