For What It's Worth and Midnyte Reader host a meme called Book Blogger Confessions. It's a good opportunity to have some thought-provoking conversations, which I always appreciate.
This week's question is: Blogger relations: Are there blogs you visit and comment on because you like their style, voice, etc. (maybe you even converse with the blogger on Twitter and Facebook) but those comments are never reciprocated on your blog? Do you get a bit offended or do you understand that they may be busy? Or do you comment just because you like a post not expecting anything in return?
My commenting style is this: when I read a post, or see a photograph, that I really like, or that makes me think, I leave a comment. I don't expect a comment in return, especially since I just assume that a lot of bloggers are busy and do their blogging in their spare time. I mean, that's how it is for me, so I don't take it personally if someone doesn't visit me back and comment on one of my posts. When I do get a comment back, it's always nice ---- but I comment mainly because I want to ..... meaning, I want to let someone know that I liked their post, or their photo, or because I'm joining in a conversation (like the one in this meme). Recently, I will admit that I haven't been leaving comments as often as I'd like ---- because I've been a bit busy, so I'm whipping through my Google Reader sometimes and just quickly reading. Now that things have settled back down, I'll be commenting more.
That being said, I do like it when people leave comments on my posts --- and I'm seriously trying to get better about responding back to comments (I cannot for the life of me get Blogger to make the "reply" action work, so I now just leave a fresh comment). I think I feel like a lot of bloggers do about comments --- they make me feel like someone's actually reading my blog (which makes me feel less like I'm just writing and throwing my posts into the vast winds of the Internet).
I'm curious to know what other bloggers have to say, so I'll be visiting around the other blogs that are participating this time .... and leaving comments!!!
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