I have had a couple of interesting conversations really about commenting vs not commenting on blogs.
A fellow blogger bemoaned the fact that nobody was commenting on her blog and she felt this meant her blog was rubbish. I gave her a poke and said “why are comments so important to you? I don’t blog for comments, I blog to get all this stuff out of my head. I don’t base my blog’s success on the comments I receive”.
Don’t get me wrong. I love comments on my blog. I read them all and they do make me feel warm and fuzzy. But I don’t get upset when I don’t receive any. I can see from the stats that the blog is read, which posts are popular etc.
And then I read this blog post on a blog because I was attracted to a title that said “bloggers are just so rude”.
Which was when it hit me. Blogging is a community. It is about commenting, it is about feedback. I read several other blogs on a regular basis and rarely comment. I might tweet the blogger and say “yeah, loved that” but I don’t actually post anything on the blog. So whilst no comments might be fine for me, it might not be for the person whose blog I am reading.
And this should be a two way street, shouldn’t it? If I leave a comment on another blogger’s blog they might come to my blog and have a browse around and leave me a comment.
So from now on I shall be commenting on other blogs more regularly.
How ironic will it be if this post doesn’t get a single comment?