Blog Comments: A Jar of Hearts
Having blog comments is like collecting a jar of hearts.
You’ve got the people who comment for the hits, the people who comment for friends, the people who comment to complain, and the people who comment just because they’re bored and/or have something to say. Which one of those people are you?
I think I can sometimes be all of those people, but I try not to be the one who comments for the hits or the friends – or even to complain.
I feel as if all I am is a heart who keeps filling up other people’s jars. I feel like my heart isn’t going to be good enough and that it won’t make it to the jar because it isn’t an adequate size.
Part of me – no, the majority of me – is lazy. I’m lazy because I’m tired of feeling like I have to read 17 blogs and reply to them for that stupid, silent “if-you-don’t-reply-to-people-on-their-websites-you’re-rude” rule. Knock it off already.
Hits are fun, but I have to admit: Not blogging for seven days didn’t really make me miss the comments – I merely missed the blogging and receiving feedback.
I’m still going to return comments, just through my Dashboard. And I’ll still read your blogs – just on my own time and whenever I can.
I’m not really a heart collector, and I don’t plan on storing any hearts in any jars.
I might end up doing what Stephanie did for a while. I keep mentioning her and her article… When – and if – this happens, I hope that you remember this post. Please don’t tweet me about closed posts. I don’t want a reply to everything I blog about. Just reply to me on your website, e-mail me OR how about you try going back an entry? 😉 Yeah, that works. Much better than getting 20 tweets from 20 different people about the same thing1! >.<
- …No offense. ↩