Let’s face it.
Comments are the icing and the cherry on top of a cupcake.
We blog and hope that someone reads our posts, that is why we blog in the first place, we want to discuss and talk about the books. So, the comments on each posts have insane value to me. I still jump and squeal when someone takes her/his time to comment on something I wrote. It’s one of the most rewarding things.
Even more important than statistics! Don’t you think?
If I would have to choose between having 10 comments per posts and 1000 Page views per day, I take the comments. Page views can mean anything and nothing, but comments mean so much more! It means someone read your post and has something meaningful to say!
In addition, I have the feeling that the comments changed during the last year. Before, there were often short comments like “ Great Review, Thanks!” and while I appreciate these comments a lot, I get more and more comments which are longer and where people have more to say!
Did your comment behavior changed?
Mine did! Instead of leaving a short comment, I try to go more into what the reviewer had to say, to show I read the post and thought about it. In return, I see that I also get more comments on my posts.
This is indeed the magic behind everything comment related. Sure, you need to have a decent post, but if you go and comment on other posts I am sure you also get some back! So, no magic at all! Just appreciation! In return, I try to go to each blogger that left a comment and visit their blog in return.
How to get so many comments??!?!
Well, it’s easy. First they write awesometastic posts!! But, if you in addition have a closer look, Jenny, Missie, Rebecca and Giselle comment on tons of other Blogs! I see them everywhere! And they never leave a short comment, they always leave a wonderful and meaningful comment!
Then I wondered something else, and I really would love your feedback here! Do you care if a Blogger replies to your comment???? Because, I do and I try to reply to every comment I get! Maybe not the same day, something life comes in the way of blogging.. *duuuh* However, I always try to find the time to reply.
But, do you care? Does it matter to you? Do you go back and look to see if your comment got a reply? Do you subscribe to comments via Email?? Tell me, please I would love to know this!
Because, I do care and I love when the blogger replies to my comment. I subscribe to those posts where I left a comment. Sometimes, this even leads to a mini discussion! I had it a few times with Sarah from I’m loving Books, or Heather from Burried in Books. I love these interactions and this is why I subscribe.
Who are you, my dear Reader and Commenter?
The last point I wanted to make is: Who are those commenters! And.. I would say that most of them are Bloggers themselves. Right?! Look at your own blog and see who leaves a comments, I bet most of them are bloggers like you and me! But what about the other Readers!? *waves* Why seem mostly Bloggers involved in these kind of interactions? Do they see the value a comment has for a blog? Are they more outgoing and feel more comfortable?
I remember back then when I started discovering blogs. I only read – I was a Lurker! Yep, totally was! It was when I started blogging myself that I started to leave a comment. But, why?
Don’t be shy! Join the Interaction!
So guys, no I want to hear it from you!
How and where do you comment? Do you always reply?
Do you care if you get a reply to your comment? Do you subscribe to the comments or just go back and see if you got a reply?
Why don’t you comment? Lack of time, shyness or something else?
I’m excited to hear your input!
Much Love and Happy Saturday, Yours