Up Close and (un)Conventional – Commenting
Welcome to this week’s Up Close and (un)Conventional. This is where I discuss both things that have to do with reading and blogging, and things that just have to do with life in general. This week, I want to talk about commenting. I think one of the best rewards for bloggers – at least it is for me! – is to see comments on my posts. I love reading other blogger’s opinions, and if they’re nice enough to come and share theme here, I’m extatic . Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction had a post that tackled this subject partly last week, in her The Perils of Growing a Bigger Blog.
So, how can I be so very happy about getting comments, and then also kind of feel a bit afraid of them? Well, here’s why: Time! How do I deal with commenting, where is it the most important to show the bloggers who take the time to come here that I appreciate their input? Should I continue to comment back on everything here, and then also go to my fellow bloggers space and comment there? If I do that, I’ll have much less time to read – and that’s the main reason I started my blog – to read and share my love for the books I read.
When should there be a ‘cut-off’ on commenting here at my own blog? Should I try to comment back on certain posts, only? Discussion posts wouldn’t really become true discussions if I didn’t reply to comments right here, so then it would be moot anyway. What about reviews? I love commenting on reviews on other blogs, but sometimes, a reply back from the other blogger isn’t really necessary. What about I comment back on my posts on the day, plus the day after, a post was published? I’m really at a loss as to how to deal with this without making anyone feel uncomfortable or sad with the way I comment! Please help me!!