Have you ever visited a blog, read the post and all of the comments, but didn’t feel comfortable commenting?
Blogs can be that way.
The author publishes their post for the whole world to see, and often others leave comments. A conversation develops between the author and their audience.
When I started blogging, most of my time was spent learning what blogging was all about. I would visit other blogs, grab an idea or two, and come back and work on my blog. I often read the comments as they usually added value to the post.
I noticed on some blogs, the comments seemed quite personal. I assumed these people knew each other (in real life). Since I wasn’t part of “the group”, I didn’t feel right interrupting their conversation by leaving my “two cents”, so I would quickly click off and move on.
As I learned more about blogging and commenting, I soon realized how communities form in blogosphere. Bloggers have favorite blogs they visit, and will comment on a regular basis. They are showing their support for the author. In most instances they’ve never met, nor will they ever.
Blog authors are thrilled to see a new visitor on their blog. Comments are the obvious way of knowing.
When I look at the stats for my blog(s), I realize I have many more readers than I do commenters.
If you’re reading this, and not commenting, I say “thank you” for reading my writings. It’s fine if you don’t want to comment, don’t have the time to comment, or prefer to remain as reader.
Like you, I too, have blogs I visit that I don’t always comment on.
What inspires you to leave a comment?
Do you ever read blogs and not comment?
Have you ever visited a blog and didn’t feel comfortable commenting? Why?
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