This is a rant. Bloggers, people who take the time to sit and type from their heart to the internet feel that it is worthwhile as long as someone is listening out there. All it takes is a few comments from their readers like “I agree” for it to be worthwhile. Yet comments are like pulling teeth.
I, myself am guilty of the same thing. I love blogs. I appreciate the thought and effort that goes into them. When I come across a decent blog post, I’m ecstatic that someone took the time to write it. Rarely do I comment though, and I should. Here I am writing blog posts and getting very little, to no feedback.
Bloggers need to understand, that in order to get more comments, you simply need to giveaway a free iPad or iPhone, or something like that… (that’s half joking and half serious).
…but we are all dumbfounded on what to say. It’s easier to read a post, gain the benefit of it, and click off and leave. That may be easier for the reader, but it’s really tough on the blogger who spends the time to write the blog post. I fully expect this particular post will yield hardly any comments, and if it does, it means I’m right! 🙂
If you, yourself, is stumped, and won’t leave a comment below, is that what you look like? (See the cartoon pic above). Are you puzzled and too busy to write a sentence saying things like “I liked what you wrote…. or I understand, and agree… etc, etc”
The internet is such an evolving place, yet we’re all abusing it. It’s suppose to be about being open and sharing with one another. If someone shares ideas with you, share a comment back. To prove my point, I think I’m going to make a special concerted effort to do exactly that…
See if you’d like to join me in this endeavor.
Anytime you read something of value, leave a comment. Even a simple one that says nothing more than “I enjoy what you’ve written, and thanks”. Not only is it polite, but it also encourages the person to continue doing it.
If you are a blogger yourself, leave a comment below, and I’ll visit your blog AND leave a comment. I promise. I’m self admitting that you can hold me to it. 🙂
…for the rest of the silent readers out there. I’ll continue to post without comments, but it really is becoming amusing to me (in a sick sense) on how many people will yield the benefits of some of the content I write, and just enjoy and leave without saying a word.
If it sounds like I’m calling people out, I don’t mean to be quite so direct. But let’s put it this way… Your thoughts and feelings toward any topic have just as much importance to something you’ve read on a blog as the blogger as well. Use this opportunity to create a dialog. When that happens, and people speak out, usually the blog comments have more power than the initial post itself. I love seeing that..
Unfortunately I won’t be giving away a free iPhone or free iPad today. But will this post yield even one comment from _someone_ out there? Let’s see.