Natasha did a post on commenting and it struck me. She talked about how much she loved getting comments. She didn't care if they were short or long. She asked to think about what kind of commenter you were. It got me thinking about what I do and how I view commenters themselves and it changed the way I leave comments on the many blogs that I visit.
I have to admit that I do comment on a lot of blogs but then some I almost never comment on. On the more popular blogs I don't comment often. I figure if the person has 2000 followers I really don't need to comment. They get enough comments that they have to read and respond to.
The other thing I found is that sometimes I just leave these short little comments like "Oh I love your page" Now I realize that really doesn't tell the person anything. I mean I could say why I liked the page, just what is it about it that spoke to me. I think those are the comments that I would like to receive so perhaps they are the kind I should be giving.
If you are like me when you don't get any comments on a post you wonder is anyone looking? I know that I love getting comments. They are one of the things that make bloggin worthwhile. I also know that sometimes we just don't have the time to comment on everyones blog, there is just not enough time in the day. I have gotten comments that said "I just stopped by to say hello" and it was from a friend and I really liked that comment. It let me know they were thinking about me even if they didn't have something profound to say about that day's post. I think its a way to keep connected.
So where am I going with this. I am just saying think about the way you comment and if you like it continue if you don't maybe think about going into more details, or just saying hello when you don't have anything to say. All bloggers out there will appreciate it.
I've got a question for you. Some bloggers respond to comments in the comment section of the post. I usually don't do that because I know some people won't go back to the post and to reach them you really need to email them. So what are you're thoughts, do you like to see a response to a comment posted as part of the comments?