While mobile devices have made reading blogs easier now that we can access sites any time and any place, they've concurrently made commenting more difficult. Yet commenting is what builds community, makes blogging a conversation, and gives the author valuable feedback and support. Successful Blogging once thought that she would stop commenting, but she walks readers through her evolution from seeing commenting as somewhat of a waste of time to an absolute necessity.
I can still remember the fear about leaving my first comment. It was a big thing. I knew that comment would be there and online forever. I wasn’t sure I wanted to commit to that.
But once I’d written that first comment I never looked back and, over the three years, I’ve been blogging I’ve probably written thousands of comments.
Maybe only half of those comments have been reciprocated so, although I didn’t leave them for reciprocation, commenting started to look like a poor investment of my time.
To comment or not to comment, that is the question. What determines whether or not you leave a comment on a post?
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