So I’ve been thinking…
COMMENTS ARE DEAD
Blogging is not dead but the art of commenting on posts is certainly on the ‘endangered species’ list.
You might have heard me say before that I read 200+ posts a day. I do so using my feedreader, not by going to 200 websites to see if anything is new. That’s pretty passive of me. I’m actively, but passively, consuming content. I can do better.
Well, there’s 20 workdays left in the month and I’m going to use my FeedReader and do something about that. I’m going to make a concerted effort to leave more comments.
QUALITY COMMENTS ONLY
One of my pet peaves on ActiveRain was the point system where you received 25 points for commenting. The more you commented the more points you collected and the higher you ranked. That of course led to mindless comment dribble like “Great post, bookmarked for further reading!”. Are we over that yet?
Commenting for the sake of leaving a comment is pretty darn close to spam. A real comment should happen only after reading and digesting the entire post. A real comment should start or continue the conversation that the post started – shouldn’t it?
By the way: For the month of February, I read the posts in my feedreader on my smartphone. Guess what happened when I wanted to leave a comment? That’s right. Your site wasn’t mobile friendly.
Want to be added to my Feedreader? Leave a comment on this post with your blog URL and maybe… Just maybe, I’ll leave a (quality) comment!
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