Bloggers Feed On Comments

Over the years I’ve known many people to quit blogging because of lack of comments/interaction with readers. I’ve always thought it odd; don’t you write more for yourself than for anyone else? But now that I’ve spend some time writing here I notice that no, it isn’t so for me either. While I’m writing for myself, that’s only part of it. A blog is a monologue of sorts, you talk of an experience from your point of view or just express your opinions, but in the end you still want to start a discussion, answer questions or just hear that it was an interesting story.

Now, I know I’m just as bad as commenting on blogs as anyone else, but after this experience I’ll try to do better. This is not an attempt to guilt people into commenting on this post, but rather a realization I had about my own motivations.  As an experiment I’ll post links to this post on social media, just in hopes of getting a few more readers. My next post will be about a book, a movie or a game… haven’t decided yet, though maybe “Batman vs Superman” vs “Captain America: Civil War” could be a good topic…

2 Responses to “Bloggers Feed On Comments”

  1. I told myself that I wouldn’t allow myself to be bothered by the lack of comments on my 2015 blog, but it didn’t take long before I was back to that feeling of talking to a hall of empty seats. Guess I’m not immune to it either.

    The most irritating thing is that posting a link to my blog posts on Facebook have sometimes resulted in great comments, but they only want to do that there – not go to the blog and write the comments where I feel they belong. And a few days later it’s all back to tumbleweeds in the ghost town.

    I’ve also made religious use of Pingler, Pinterest, Google+, Twitter and more for each of my blog posts, but it doesn’t seem to matter at all. But in spite of all this I’ve decided not to take it down again this time. I may have long streaks of downtime but I know I’ll get to in the mood for more blogging again eventually.

    • Aunion

      Yeah, I’ve noted the discussions on your Facebook posts (maybe part of the reason why I haven’t bothered posting my posts there) and have tried to always comment straight on your posts, because that’s where I’d want people to comment.

      And yeah, I’m pretty much on the same page with that; will probably continue, but might be bigger hiatuses if the comments continue to dry up like this.

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