“I’m late for the party”, is how many will start a comment if they are commenting a day or two after a post is published.
It almost sounds like an apology.
To a blog author, the “party” never ends, but person commenting may feel their comment won’t be seen.
In fact, because of this, some won’t comment.
One reason we may end up being late for the party is because Your Today Is My Tomorrow.
We’re talking about time zones.
…when posting [publishing in a different time zone] some people can never be the first commenter.
That’s true. If our post goes public at noon our time, it could be 2 a.m. the next day on other parts of the globe.
Wilma’s comment raises a second issue.
Does the order in which we comment make a difference?
I’ve read how being the first one to comment can be extremely beneficial. It’s gets our name out there and those who comment after us may click on our name, thus driving more traffic to our site.
That leads to the next question, “If we end up being the last to comment, will our words of wisdom be all for naught?”
For Wilma, I’ll ask, “Should we consider our blogging friends in different time zones and publish at different times once in awhile? ”
Do you see a benefit in being the first one to comment on a post?
If you arrive “late” on a post, will you comment or do you just move on?
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