Why don’t you comment?

by Danielle on November 2, 2011

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My mum reads my blog..but she’s doesn’t comment. She tells me she’s technologically challenged and she is so that’s ok.
My sister reads my blog..she tells me that she can’t comment from her phone. I think she’s just lazy.
My friends read my blog..I know they have been, I see it in my stats. I have google analytics people. But they don’t comment. If analytics didn’t exist I wouldn’t know they had been.
It’s like walking past my house while I’m sitting on the verandah and you just keep walking and don’t stop to say hello.

We all do it. I’m guilty of it myself sometimes. So tell me. Why don’t you comment? And why don’t you change that today. Not just on this blog but others too. Tell me who you are and where your from and why you read my blog or just pop in and say HI!

Disclaimer: This post isn’t directed at you and why you read or don’t read and comment on my blog. It’s simply a question. Asked…in reference to all blogs and your blogging routine and how you factor the comment/no comment factor into your blogging life style.

{ 78 comments… read them below or add one }

Danimezza November 2, 2011 at 9:02 am

Boo x

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Beck November 2, 2011 at 9:04 am

So very true… Have a great day Dani

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Chantelle {fat mum slim} November 2, 2011 at 9:10 am

I think we're just getting busier – or trying to multi-task.

For me, it's that I read on my iPhone in bed at night before I go to sleep.

I struggle to fit everything in my day at the moment. I really, really miss reading more blogs and getting involved in the comments.

This was a great call to action. xx

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Jo - Dusty Plum November 2, 2011 at 9:21 am

Many reasons .. I have stopped commenting in the past because you didn't respond/acknowledge the comment, otherwise it might be a bad day, on the iPad/iPhone, or I just have nothing to say. Often though I do comment.

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Kate November 2, 2011 at 9:28 am

Guilty >.>

But seriously, good morning! :)

I will make the effort to comment more often xoxo

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Karen November 2, 2011 at 9:32 am

Hello!

I'm a sneaky little reader! *blushes* only recently came across your blog!

Love, love, loving the blog from just outside Cambridge in England!

Will comment more, promise!

Karen

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robyn November 2, 2011 at 9:52 am

I think it's a time factor mostly for me. But I do like your analogy about walking by without saying hello- when you think about it, it is rude! My family and friends are generally the same too, though. I think it is harder for non–bloggers to comment for some reason.

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Natalie November 2, 2011 at 9:54 am

95% of the time I am reading on my iPhone. I am still trying to get used to my reader on the iPad and the best way to comment because 50% of the time I comment and it gets eating by that interweb monster then I can't be bothered re writing my comment

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Razmataz November 2, 2011 at 10:06 am

What if I walk past your house everyday when you are on the porch and wave to you everyday and you don't acknowledge my saying hello….ever.

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Anonymous November 2, 2011 at 10:17 am

because i emailed you offering you a product in return for a review and you didnt reply and im still annoyed

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Sheri Bomb November 2, 2011 at 10:23 am

I'm super naughty and do a lot of my blog reading at work which means I'm also easliy distracted and can forget to comment.

Or sometimes, I just don't know what to say. Either the post is quite deep or sad and I don't know what to say to make the person feel better. Or it's about something that I can't relate to or have no experience in and therefore don't know what to say, have no view on it etc.

But you're right. I'm going to make more of an effort to comment more on people's blogs and hopefully other people will feel the same way about mine :) Great post.

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Amy@MyLifeasaCake November 2, 2011 at 10:28 am

Sometimes I get to the end of a post and have nothing to say besides 'I read it'. I generally like to 'reward' posts that I find thought provoking or interesting with a comment.

That being said, sometimes I leave posts up on my screen for days on end waiting to have a few spare moments to pop a comment in. And just sometimes blogger eats my comment and it makes me so cranky I don't repost it.

But I generally do love commenting on blogs. And I don't care whether or not that person e-mails or responds to my comment. I figure a comment is something I leave behind in thanks for the post, not that the comment has to be thanked again.

And I'm rambling. See? This is also why I don't comment sometimes- cause I look like a crazy idiot! :P

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Kellie November 2, 2011 at 10:37 am

I've vowed to only spend time on my computer when my kids are in bed, and I can't comment on my phone.
I do try to keep up with all of the blogs I love but it's hard sometimes!

I'll try more though. I promise x

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Surely Sarah November 2, 2011 at 11:23 am

For me, if I read your blog post and don't comment, it's simply because I have no response. Literally nothing to say or contribute.
I don't care if you havem't responded or acknowledged past comments, it's simply that sometimes, I have nothing to say – either because I don't care/know much about the subject, or nothing has prompted me to hit "comment" eg. a question I have an answer to :)

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Miss Mandy November 2, 2011 at 11:51 am

I don't comment on everything I read, but I consider myself a pretty big commenter in the grand scheme of things. But yes, sometimes a post will be looked at almost 100 times and yet have 3 or 4 comments. Oh well. I'm Mandy from http://www.alittlespacelikehome.com

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Ashwee November 2, 2011 at 1:03 pm

I am reading this as a general question rather than a personal one as other commenters clearly have taken it (!!).

It ebbs and flows for me.

Sometimes I feel like I have something to contribute or want to thank the writer for saying something I have needed to hear. Other times it's all too hard and busy- it's those times I just read & don't comment (or don't even read).. Sometimes simply visiting a blog is enough to make me feel connected.

There is also a little part of me that would love a few more comments on my own blog and I know that you gotta be a comment giver in order to feel the love in that respect.

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Fussy Eater's Mum November 2, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Hi, I'm new to your blog so I haven't commented before and I haven't had time to read through some of your posts yet. But what I have learned from following other blogs and Digital Parents forums is that it helps to pose a question in your post so that readers feel compelled to reply and that it is polite to acknowledge someone's comment.

Often I never go back and look to see if my comment was acknowledge unless it was a topic I'm interested in following. But when I see a blogger replying to his/her readers, I give them lots of extra credit.

Check out Styling You. She's got to be one of the busiest bloggers I read, but she always had time to reply. Love her for that.

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astrogirl529 November 2, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Sometimes I don't know what to say. My blog doesn't often get comments either.

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Mrs BC November 2, 2011 at 1:30 pm

I thought I commented too much!
xx

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Crash Test Mummy November 2, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Hello!

If I take the time to read someone's post, I generally take the time to comment. Unless I can't relate, in which case I often won't read to the end. If I'm reading on the iPad it is harder to comment, especially if the blogger is using intense debate (doesn't always work).

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Jacquie November 2, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Hi Dani!
I was going to post a similar thing on my blog! I don't get many comments either but via my stats I know people are popping in.
Having said that though I'm guilty of not posting many comments myself – I zoom through my blog feed as I have way too many on there and not enough time to respond!
xo

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LisaW November 2, 2011 at 1:33 pm

In general I try to comment, but its a time thing. Sometimes I have just enough time to read through blogs, but not to stay and comment. Sometimes its because there's issues with the commenting system and I just give up.

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Lulu froufrou November 2, 2011 at 1:33 pm

I'm here – I love your blog just don't comment (enough) I try too but usually dont get enough time to catch up on all my favs if I comment too much

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Leah November 2, 2011 at 1:38 pm

if there was a way I could comment in google reader I would comment more :)

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tahlia @ the parenting files November 2, 2011 at 1:55 pm

isn't it interesting this whole commenting business… why some posts get the comments and others don't… why some people comment and others don't….

What i learnt the other week from the fabulous Darren at Problogger is that some of the BEST posts don't' get many comments. That comments are not everything. So I am now not too worried… i think some posts generate more questions and thoughts then others…

with this being said though… i too would love more comments :) hehe x

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Danielle November 2, 2011 at 2:16 pm

replying in one big bulk lot here:
You know the biggest thing for me, not just on my own blog but all blogs nowadays is that I am so time poor. Everyday I discover new blogs and I still have my old favourites and with limited time I just can't read them all or I have time to read but I don't have time to comment.

I also find that 90% of the time I'm reading on my phone or the ipad and I find it really difficult to comment on both of them so I think it's ok I'll go back and do that..and then I never too.

The other thing I hate {on my own blog} and it drives me insane is the commenting system. I HATE how blogger doesn't have something like wordpress where you can personally reply to a comment underneath it without using something like disqus {I've always had problems with this} I think having this feature would make it so much easier and really give it a sense of community. I just wish blogger would keep up with the times.

Anon – If you have read my blog lately you know there is a lot of stuff happening in our lives and my head is not exactly where it is meant to be right now. My inbox is overflowing with stuff to do but I just can't set down time to attend to it right now. If you would like to send me a follow up e-mail I'd be happy to take a look at it and respond :)

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My Reality November 2, 2011 at 2:21 pm

I have just started a new Blog and I know people are reading but no one comments! But I'll still write for me!
I have made it my mission in the last few weeks to comment on other blogs, I don't do it for comments sake, I do it when I have really enjoyed what I have read, seen, laughed at or when I have found inspiration!

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Becky from BeckyandJames.com November 2, 2011 at 2:28 pm

I wonder this too even as I read and dash from my favourite blogs myself.
I am trying to make the time to read and comment, as I know the importance of comments and I do love to connect with other bloggers in their own space.

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Wanderlust November 2, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Because I'm yakking at you on twitter… :)

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Gillian for Tessie Girl November 2, 2011 at 2:37 pm

I feel the same way bout my family and freinds not commenting!! Just say something, guys!! I know your there! :-)

The reason I often don't comment on blogs is because i'm shy and socially phobic…. sounds crazy as I have my own blog, but I still find that when I am looking at other blogs and I think "wow, what a cool chick! I should say something" I suddenly feel like I'm in high school again and worried that the cool chicks will think I'm lame if i throw my two cents worth in. SO STUPID i know, but thats what I do…

So, Hi Danielle. I've been reading your blog for about seven months and I think your awesome. x

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Jo - Dusty Plum November 2, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Dani I was going to come back and say the same thing, on Wordpress (?) is it like Pip's and Mel's blog where they can add a little response to each comment? That would be ideal! I actually don't like getting an email, to me it seems too personal from a random blogger I've put a little comment on. (that's right, you can't win!)

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Kate November 2, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Guilty here too. I read on my iPhone while putting kids to bed usually and so many comment systems are a nightmare for the phone :(

Although I'm writing this on my phone so no excuse here right? ;)

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pinktutu72 November 2, 2011 at 3:13 pm

I try to comment but sometimes I just don't know what to say.
Karlene

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stayday November 2, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Probably because I don't have anything valid to add to the conversation.

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Katrina from The Block November 2, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Sometimes I get too busy designing blogs, promoting them and promoting my own blog to comment. Then I feel bad and start commenting again. Everything comes in waves, but I do try to be a good blogger :)

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Sarah November 2, 2011 at 5:12 pm

I read so many blogs and try to comment when I have time or have something interesting to say.

Sometimes I just don't know what to say:)

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Being Me November 2, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Twitter, mostly, has taken away the comments, I reckon. I get a fair few responses to my posts on Twitter.

As for me, I always (usually) comment on a post I read, unless I don't relate – as Crash Test Mummy has already very well said – and I don't finish reading til the end. I think the "I don't feel I have anything constructive to say" attitude a bit of a cop-out… like your analogy of walking past your house and not acknowledging you, a blogger isn't necessarily looking for a pearl of wisdom in every comment but a simple gesture of respect that they are tipping their cap at you (for having visited) just as they would acknowledge the blogger if they were in the room. You wouldn't really ignore someone right in front of you when they've taken the effort to reach out, would you?

Great post. And great way to put it! x

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One Crafty Mumma November 2, 2011 at 6:05 pm

I always read, but I'm time poor too online so I read in google reader :)
Great post!

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what to do with my life November 2, 2011 at 6:05 pm

I think sometime i feel like a bit of a stalker if I comment on the same blog too much! As a (wanna be) blogger myself I know how exciting I find it to get comments but I think other ppl – especially those who have a big readership and regular comments dont have time to read my silly comments.

Even writing this "out loud" makes me realise the silliness of it but it think it is the biggest reason why I dont comment!

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stinkb0mb November 2, 2011 at 6:14 pm

i find it funny that a post about why people don't comment has 39 comments on it!

of late, i've read a lot of reasons why people don't comment because they read through google [or another] reader and so can't comment. i use google reader to keep track of all the blogs i follow, so that i just have to click on that link to bring them all up in the one spot and then i can scroll through but it's very rare that i don't click open each post into a new tab so that i can read it there and if it strikes a chord with me, then comment. even the posts i don't comment on, i nearly always click open into a new tab rather than read them through reader.

i comment as often as i can. i'm taking a bit of a break from all things blogging at the mo, i have very little desire to update my own blog but i'm still reading others every couple of days and i comment as often as my slightly emotional self, will allow me to at the moment.

i think as blogs and blogging has grown, there are some who have forgotten where they came from so to speak – they get popular, gain readers, get sponsorship, start doing stuff with PR etc and have forgotten that if their readers hadn't interacted with them and left comments, they wouldn't be as popular and as big as they are now.

i used to comment on a fair few "popular" and "well known" blogs but i never got any blog love back, don't get me wrong i don't comment just to get comments back but once in a awhile it would be nice to see them pop up in my comment section. i try to spread the love around when it comes to comments, from popular to middle of the road to newbies – EVERYONE who blogs has written something worthy of a comment.

great post dani!

~x~

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Kelly November 2, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Because I'm a lazy cow. I always read, but usually I'm too tired to do more than smile. So just know that when your analyticy thingy says I visited, you probably made me smile.(Unless its a emotional or sad post, in which case you definitely made me cry!) Nice can o worms lady. Love you xx

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Veronica @ Mixed Gems November 2, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Commenting for me depends on a few things. I comment if I have something to say or add. I comment if I have time to read posts (which I'm struggling with now). I don't comment sometimes due to technological issues. Sometimes I will chose to stop commenting or following a blog, after rationalising my time, because that blogger never engages back with me after repeated efforts. After all, I'm in this for some interaction too. Which leads me to a general question: what is the etiquette for replying to comments? Some obviously expect replies based on the above comments. Some don't care. I'm curious. A further question, since you asked, would be what value do you see in receiving comments? Is it about stats? Engagement? Interesting topic indeed.

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Kylie November 2, 2011 at 8:11 pm

The main reason I don't always comment is just time. Although I have been having trouble commenting due to blogger redirecting me to my login page depending how people have their comments set up. I know how you feel sometimes I think that I just don't have the content that people are interested in but I try to keep my blog about me and what I like regardless of anyone else that way it's my journal. I like your blog just because your real!

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jody November 2, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Great post Dani. I try to comment as much as i can, i don't always say much but i like the blogger to know i have stopped by, read and wanted to say hi. x

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tracey November 2, 2011 at 10:59 pm

I think the only reason why I don't comment on most blogs is because it doesn't let me, lol. (Something about not being to use my name/url or I have to log in/register etc..).

But I am actively trying to comment on every blog post that I read these days!

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Liz @ Mumstrosity.com November 2, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Hurrohh!

I won't comment if what I want to say has already been said by someone else. And I won't comment if they don't allow the name/url option. – Well, that is I will try to comment and then get really f*d off and leave lol

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sharon weymouth November 2, 2011 at 11:40 pm

Dani
I read your blog so I can see the granchildren and marvel at how you can turn just a simple day /event into something interesting. Written words and reading as you know are not our families strong point with dyslexia common and as a child you struggled with this but now just look at you. So I have to read so I can feel justly proud of you and check out my grandkids.I do not comment because words are not easy let alone the right words.xx

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Gail November 2, 2011 at 11:47 pm

So true. I always read but never comment. I just looked at my blog stats way more visitors than I thought. :-)

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Melissa {Suger} November 2, 2011 at 11:53 pm

Lazy. Mostly. I comment often enough. But usually in a big bundle after reading the posts all week.

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Danielle November 3, 2011 at 12:00 am

Holy CRAP!! My mum commented on my blog <3 Love you mum <3 AND this post has 50 comments..well 51 after I'm done.

Perhaps we should all take a moment each day just to say HI!!

Jo – Yes that would be exactly the same. More of a community feel.

love your guts. All of you :D

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Denwise aka Denyse Whelan November 3, 2011 at 12:15 am

Hi Dani! Twitter is partly why I don't comment as much as I did. But I think commenting is a two-way street. I reply to every single comment. I believe that if a reader has taken time to read & comment, then I reply with a proper comment of thanks & follow up. It could be the fact that I "may" have more time, but really high in my reasons to blog is that I want to connect. Connecting is about a conversation. I love those who take the time to comment on my blog, but fewer people are doing so. I think the sheer number of good blogs to read is partly a reason, along with some blogs have a familiar theme & without much variation or news there's nothing to say.
I have all the blogs I read in my reader & read each night on the iPad then jump over to the site to make a comment as I am now.
Yes, agree 100x about the different commenting systems & I get v frustrated & give up if it takes more than 1 go.
Love the post! Now 52 comments & Your Mum, bless!!! D x

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Danielle November 3, 2011 at 12:17 am

I agree 100% denise. Totally about the connection. Sigh. Too late for me. I must go to bed before I turn into a pumpkin.

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Natalie Mulford November 3, 2011 at 12:31 am

I read most entries that come up on bloglovin, I just don't comment on all of them, often because my feed is always 100+ and grows overnight. I often find I don't think I have anything of much interesting to say.

But I know what you mean, i've had friends/family members who have said 'oh yes, I read that on my blog' and because they don't comment, I never realised they actually read it!

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Terry Bisset November 3, 2011 at 2:30 am

I follow your blog from Canada, and have done for a couple of years now, my way of getting know and feel more connected to our Austrailian part of the family.I don't often comment on the blog,I generally send you a private message on FB.Really enjoy hearing about all aspects of your life that you write about and love seeing photos of your gorgeous children.

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Katy November 3, 2011 at 4:53 am

It's is a pita on my iPhone!

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Katy November 3, 2011 at 4:54 am

An because I read. Bleary eyes in the wee hours whilst BFing. And because On lots of other pages comments are ignored anyway!

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Good Golly Miss Holly! November 3, 2011 at 11:28 am

Comment ;)

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Mrs Savage November 3, 2011 at 11:54 am

I find I stumble across a blog through twitter or somebody else's blog. Then I get sidetracked and try and read as many posts as possible before my eldest finds the spice drawer and eats the tumeric again or I forget where I actually was! By the time I go to comment my husband has called to ask what I've been doing and I forget!

So a big HELLO from me today. I made it before any of the above occurred :)

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a field of dreams November 3, 2011 at 12:46 pm

HI!

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Shelley @ My Shoebox Life November 3, 2011 at 2:07 pm

I read this yesterday and have remembered to come back and comment today, and wow 60+, you've brought the comments out of the woodwork!! I have bloggers guilt. I never feel that I've read enough or commented enough in the blogosphere. And then I neglect my own blog in the process! You can't win either way! At the end of the day blogging is a labour of love, and there's always unexpected blessings along the way. x

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Cherie @ 'a baby called Max' November 3, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Hi, I'm Cherie, I read your blog pretty regularly, & am guilty of not commenting, so sorry!

For me, it's a combination of things:

iPad + time poor (11 month old) + disqus (LOATHE it).

I also don't like it when I regularly comment on some blogs, & get ZILCH back. Like, it's just kinda nice to get a response (every now & then).

For me it's a conversation. Some bloggers literally post. Let the comments flow. Give nothing back & expect more comments? I don't get it.

I use the same commenting thing as you, and LOVE it. Any blog that has this commenting option always gets the most comments from me.

As for me, I comment back (in bulk). Takes 5 minutes 1-2 times a day, & I just get to know the peeps reading my blog so much better.

But, everyone's different.

And a lot of us are Mum's, & so damn busy :)

And we're instagram buddies, & your adorable Violet looks like she also keeps you busy.

You write a wonderful blog :) xx

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Penny November 3, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Time, reading blogs on my phone. I try and comment on my comments on my blog as much as I can.

I sit down on Friday nights with glass/bottle of red wine and go through my Google Reader and thats when I do my comments – they get more 'entertaining' the more red wine I drink. But sometimes I dont have anything smart/sassy/sober to add to the blog too.

Laughing at the post about no comments having 60+ comments! :-)

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April November 3, 2011 at 3:51 pm

I believe I don't comment because I read your posts in my email and there is not link to comment so I just go on to the next email. There have been times I think I have something to comment but don't. No excuses.
I will comment from now on, on all the blogs I visit because I know how I feel when someone does make that rare comment.

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Jess@Diary of a SAHM November 3, 2011 at 9:40 pm

Ok I canme to visit after reading Glowless's post on not commenting, and hearing everyone say you said it so much better.

I love your analogy. I try to comment on every post I read. I don't usually read unless I know I can comment. I just think its nice manners. Sometimes, obviously I don't, but usually it's because I can't think of anything to say, (or perhaps anything positive if it is one of those days.)

I'm also less likely to comment if we have no relationship, but I'm trying to get better there too.

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Angela November 3, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Hi! I'm a non commenting reader, mainly cause I'm lazy, and I find it really hard to type on my tiny phone! But I really enjoy your blog…and I have now gone and changed my own blogs commenting system!!
A x

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Anonymous November 4, 2011 at 12:43 am

I don't always comment because my views are often at odds with the blogger and that is seen as "trolling". I also find that when I do comment the comments are never acknowledged. Like walking past the same house, saying "Hello" everytime and never hearing it back!

Blogging to me is like a conversation, you can't always pick what people have to say to you in response.

Michelle

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Danielle November 4, 2011 at 12:49 am

This post makes me kind of happy and I'm so lad your all thinking about this and how you can make changes to how you blog and do things on your blog.

AND just so you know..anybody who ever walks past my house and waves I will invite you in for wine.

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April Cummins Kohl November 4, 2011 at 4:58 am

I judge a book by it's title and then I read what it is about.
Right now I am reading "Them Bones" by Carolyn Haines. It has a lot of humor and a mystery. A fun addition to her story is a ghost whose soliloquies and advice leave you smiling if not chuckling.
I rarely read physical books anymore. I either have my Nook or my iPod with me everywhere I go so if I happen to be stuck somewhere, I just pull it out and start reading.

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April Cummins Kohl November 4, 2011 at 5:16 am

See there, it just goes to show you why I seldom comment…my previous comment was meant for another blog!! I read your posts through my email so I don't always hit the link to go to your physical blog and post. I will now though because I know how I feel when someone comments on my posts.

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Miss Pink November 4, 2011 at 7:47 pm

It's a really good question.
I often wonder the same thing. Especially from people you know have read, or are reading but that they NEVER comment. It's like "Hello over here!"
I wrote a post on it last month about things from MY perspective, and I realise i'm not speaking for everyone but just consistancies I found within myself. If you want to check it out it's here – http://www.themummyautobiography.com/2011/10/bloggy-crack.html (please do not feel any pressure to. I just know me personally? I wouldn't go looking back a month for a post unless I was directly linked) :)

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Jen Henderson November 7, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Hello! I'm actually a new reader, coming to you via twitter. Firstly I have really enjoyed taking a break from my work to read your blog. It's fab and kind of adictive!

I confess I don't comment often on other people's blogs because of many of the reasons everyone else listed; reading on iphone, having no time and for me it's sometimes it's because I'm a little shy at commenting and trying to think of something clever & witty, appropriate or has't already been written by someone else…

Anyway, i promise I will say hello when I pop in and have a read. Have a fab day x

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Nicole November 8, 2011 at 12:46 pm

I started writing a comment but then realised it was getting far too long for a 'comment', so have posted a piece over on my own blog re: this exact topic.

Feel free to check it out here: http://amillionrambles.blogspot.com/2011/11/do-you-pay-it-forward-or-why-not.html

I've seen so many responses on here, and whilst I agree with some of them, I really do fail to understand the 'have no time' one. Time to read, but not time to post?

It doesn't quite make sense (to me).

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Megan Leslianne December 2, 2011 at 4:14 pm

I’m not much of a commenter on any blogs I follow, in general. I don’t comment on every post on every blog I read simply because sometimes I just have nothing to add.
It doesn’t bother me that people visit my blog and don’t comment. So I generally assume that others don’t mind it a whole deal either.

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Jess April 19, 2012 at 10:32 pm

I am new to your blog and what better post to make my first comment on?

I try to comment on all posts that I feel I have something to offer to the conversation. But I am a shy girl, so if I feel like I cant contribute to the conversation, then I will do as I do in real life… I will stand by and watch.

Happy commenting xx

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Kathryn April 22, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Hi Dani, for me – I have very little personal time on the computer. I read occasionally and comment from time to time, but like some others have said i see blogging as a conversation, so while I understand that your life is busy, maybe reply to comments more often. This post was a while ago, so maybe you are doing this now.

I think it really comes down to your reason for blogging and your blogging strategy. If you’re wanting a record of your life, or the space to articulate your thoughts – maybe you don’t need others to comment. However, if you’re wanting to connect with others, it would be important to comment on others blogs or to reply to comments people leave for you.

Good luck.

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Lilly Kai May 31, 2012 at 9:25 am

You are right. Commenting is sometime difficult. You must have inspiration to write something useful.

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Helen August 17, 2012 at 12:03 am

I’m new to blogging. Why is it that while readers often don’t comment, random spammers always seem to manage to comment! And why can’t they construct a sentence that might make it more believable that it’s not spam :)

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Yvette August 18, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Hi
I noticed your post and just had to keep reading. I find it strange how people (especially those that know you) don’t comment on social media. My biggest pet hate is when you tell or show your friends, family something and they reply ‘oh I saw that already on Instagram’. Grrr but there was no comment or like from you I think to myself.
I love your description, its like walking past my house and not saying Hi…
Great post..
Yvette
x

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