Thursday, June 24, 2010

Think About It Thursday (7): Comments

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Let's talk comments...

As far as book blogs go, I follow many. I read so many posts on so many different blogs in a day, but I'm a total lurker. Sometimes I read a post and there are things I plan on saying about it, but I never leave those comments.

I'm sure there are plenty of other bloggers who do the exact same thing. What I've come to realize is that the quantity of comments is not really what matters. The majority of book bloggers do not create their blog and write their reviews for others. It's nice when someone comments or gives some more insight, but it's not expected. I love getting comments and I try to respond to them. Obviously, I have a  lot of lurkers because my amount of followers keeps growing, (WOAH, when did I get 277?!!) but the number of comments isn't really increasing.

As a fellow book blogger, I am going to try to contribute more and comment more on other blogs because I know how much I enjoy reading the comments I get, as long as it's not the stupid spam comments that I need to delete four months later. I want to lurk no more!

There was never a specific reason why I chose not to comment on certain posts after reading them. Maybe I didn't feel like I could really add to the conversation or say any interesting. Still, I want to comment, interesting comment or not.

Are there any lurkers out there right now? If so, feel free to come out of hiding. We book bloggers don't bite :D



5 comments:

Lisa_Gibson said...

I'm kinda the same way. If I have nothing to add, then why bother. But I do like leaving comments too. I thought I would leave this one and say hello at the same time. Have a great day!

brandileigh2003 said...

I have been trying to comment more lately, because I know how I like to get comments.

~Jennifer~ said...

I'm a lurker a lot of the time. I don't mean to be, but I usually don't think I have anything to add beyond "great review" or "I agree" and that doesn't really add to the conversation. When I do have something to say and comment, It's usually long winded (sometimes longer than the post itself) and I feel like I'm taking over the post, you know?

I do need to try harder. I've been a follower for a while now and I don't think I've ever left a comment.

The Book Vixen said...

Guilty! I'm mainly a lurker as well. I read a lot of blogs and lots of blog posts so if I were to comment on each one I found interesting, I'd be glued to the computer forever. But I will admit that I should try to comment more often, to show the love :)

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

Thanks everyone for the comments. I love a little comment love!

It can be so difficult to comment sometimes, especially if there's already a couple of comments, because I feel like I'm just repeating what everyone else said.

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