Comments are, in some way, the coin of the realm in blogland. I know that I read a number of blogs and almost never comment – not because I don’t value the post that I read but either because I have nothing constructive to say or, to be honest, because I’m too lazy to leave a comment. So I tried yesterday to leave a few comments on some of the blogs I frequent but it’s hard to keep it up. Bethany and I talked about it and she suggested that no comments are better than mindless ones. She occasionally gets comments (on her Xanga blog) like “congrads (sic) on having a great day!” from people she doesn’t know and she suggests that this is more annoying than helpful. On the other hand, blogging without feedback does make one wonder if anyone cares.
This might seem like a shameless plug for comments – and it sort of is – but not just for me. I think that many of us ought to make more comments than we do. If we value the fact that others blog we should support it in the best way possible, with comments. I’m going to try to do better.
A new thing
2 months ago