Sometimes I blog just to get things off my chest. Sometimes I blog in the hope other’s will offer advice. And sometimes I blog to get other people’s opinions. I read many blogs myself – see my list under Community on the right hand side. Sometimes I comment and sometimes I don’t.
If I don’t have a strong opinion on something, I’ll often just comment Great Post. I think it’s nice to acknowledge that you read the person’s post. Often I’m sitting on the lounge reading posts on my phone and find it too frustrating to comment from my phone. Other times I feel a bit apprehensive about commenting for fear of starting an argument, or being disagreed with in a not very nice way.
I have to say that the latter really only applies to big sites like www.mamamia.com.au. I have had one bad experience on there, and since then it was enough to make me only want to participate in things like Best/Worst and other light-hearted posts. Besides Twitter and the good old email, commenting is a great way to have a chat with your ‘online friends’! Usually everyone who comments on my posts, I’ve never met before in real life. But their collective wisdom and thoughts are beyond helpful and give me insights that I don’t necessarily get from non online friends.
As always, (yes I’m asking for comments!) what do you think about commenting? Do you comment all the time on people’s blogs or do you prefer just to read posts and other people’s comments? Do you rely on comments from your blog posts to help you with certain things?
Go on, leave a comment!!