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Dear Commenters

I seem to have got hopelessly out of the habit of replying in good time to your comments.

Please know that I do read and pay attention to each and every comment, follow each and every interaction, and appreciate the time and thought that goes into the words that you share.

Please know that some comments you write give me precious affirmation of that which I do, give me a renewed sense of optimism, a sense of possibility and a commitment to keep writing, keep exploring, keep connecting words to heart.

Please know that some of these comments get squirrelled away in my inbox, safe and saved for grey rainy days when creativity seems impossible and inspiration wanes.

Please accept my apology that in some way I don’t quite understand, giving myself permission to reply when I’m ready is a way of maintaining my commitment to this blog, to blogging, and to  you, dear readers.

Please know that I will, still, reply to each and every comment, with the care and attention your words deserve.

Thanks for your patience and understanding

Joanna x

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  2. Conor
    Twitter: ebbstachio

    Hey Joanna,

    There is no formula, no map. Whatever route you take in the things you do, I’m just happy to read your words. Go easy on yourself :)


  3. Catherine Wentworth says:

    Ok. But only if I can borrow this excellent post.

    Hugs Joanna (nice to hear that you are busy :-)

  4. Karen Swim
    Twitter: karenswim

    Dearest Joanna, no need to apologise. You show us in so many ways that you care and value our comments. We all understand that it’s hard to always respond immediately. xo

  5. Moki's Fanfiction Blog says:

    No need to apologize, though it is so sweet of you to do so. I think we all understand how hard it can be to reply to each and every comment.

  6. Clara Mathews says:

    I hope will show patience and understanding with me because I am an infrequent commenter. I will make an better effort in the future.

  7. Joanna
    Twitter: joannapaterson

    Hi Conor great to see you back. Thanks for the encouragement :-)

    Cat as ever, you may :-)

    Karen thank you. It feels strange sometimes to have conversations running when I haven’t had time to ‘be there’ myself, but it seems to work, and the comments keep going (and are rich, deep, wonderful and true)

    Moki thanks so much for understanding!

    Clara hello :-) I’m glad this gave you an invitation to comment!

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  9. Davina says:

    This is sweet of you, Joanna. Life happens, right? You’re goodhearted and I feel spoiled and appreciated at the same time :-)

  10. Joanna
    Twitter: joannapaterson

    Davina my work is done :-)