Just like other bloggers, I love receiving comments.
Comments give others the chance to share their opinions.
Comments also build community.
But, what happens when we don’t like the words written in a comment?
Have you ever read a blog post that moves you, but when you try to comment, the words don’t flow?
Or maybe you’ve written a comment, but after rereading it, you delete it?
I do that.
I’ll type out my thoughts, reread them and realize how silly or unsuitable they are for the post.
Or, maybe I’ve said more than what I want to share online.
Sometimes I will write another comment, but oftentimes I just click off and move on.
I find this happens when I’m tired or have a lot on my mind. My brain is not into commenting.
Mike Goad does the same thing.
In a recent comment he wrote,
I try to stay reasonably short [in blog posts]. Sometimes when it’s done, I go back and delete some of the material that isn’t as pertinent.
I try to do that in comments, too. Sometimes, my comments get way too long. 😉
When we think about the comments we leave on other blogs, they become part of our virtual footprint. If we’re tired, brain dead or not in the mood, it’s probably best to just move on.
Once we hit “submit”, it’s out there. For the whole world to read.
Although I’d never delete a legitimate comment on this blog, (unless you asked me to), when leaving comments on other blogs, sometimes the “delete’ button is my best friend.
What say you?
Do you ever delete your comments?
If so, do you rewrite them or just move on?
Care to share?