Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Have Blogging Comments Gone AWOL?
The waters are no longer crystal blue. We have U Tube, Pinterest, Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter . . .the list goes on. When I started Blogging in 2006, Facebook and I had not yet met. I had to search for good blog posts to read and when I did find one I liked, I made a point to comment.
Why not? I wasn't spending my time commenting any other place.
When I check my blog stats--I see I readers are reading my posts. But who wants to jump through the hoops of posting (you know the many steps) when you can click a like on Facebook.
I raise my hand in guilt. I read a ton of blogs and rarely comment. Instead, I tweet the ones I want to share or I like it on Facebook. With all a writer has to do in a day, it's hard to take the time to write a lengthy post even when I loved what the writer said.
Here's the catch. As writers, we are encouraged to continue to blog. Blogging strengthens our writing muscles. It helps us sort our ideas. It gives us a place to share our thoughts in more than a few sentences. Stopping isn't really an option.
But neither is commenting like I'd like to comment.
Maybe someday someone will come up with a fast way to comment on Blogging. I agree, disagree, love, hate, want more ... or I'll just pass this on.
We live in a fast world. Hang on tight.