Dear Blogging Friends,
Since January when a loved one encountered serious medical problems consequently adding a number of responsibilities to my workload, I have been struggling to keep up with my blogs. In addition, I have just returned to teaching after a long hiatus, and having never taught in a Tunisian university, I'm surprised at the course-load and amount of preparation required. Every second of my day is now precious. I refuse to stop blogging because it has become such an essential and enjoyable part of my life, however, I'm unable to just sit and cruise the net, visiting blogging friends (which gives me immense pleasure). The problem: I feel embarrassed that I can't respect some kind of basic blogging etiquette that requires some kind of acknowledgement of people who have the kindness to leave comments. I am consequently thinking of turning off the comments section for the time being on both blogs, with the hope that I can turn it on again during vacation...or if there are so many strikes and protests this year that I can't teach.
I would appreciate any suggestions or opinions you might have on the subject to help me decide.
Thank you so much.
And as usual, inching along.