I’m a picky blog reader, and I think I’m an even pickier comment-returner. Anyway, here’s the list of reasons I didn’t comment you back within my imaginary two-month procrastination comment-returning time span I have for myself.
- I got busy. Maybe your site was open, and I got sidetracked doing something else. Maybe I hit the snooze button. I just checked, and nothing is under Snooze. Windows also likes to decide when I want it to download updates, and then it decides I need to restart my laptop, and sometimes I screw up and end up restarting it right then and/or it just forces it on me when I’m not even at my laptop. Either way, I get busy. If it makes you feel any better, I still haven’t updated Flight with some major fixes.
- You didn’t seem interested in me. If you just comment me with one-lined comments whereas I give you full-length comments, consider our commentship over.
- It was irrelevant. Didn’t follow the #commentguidelines? -.-
- Your blogs bore(d) me. Sometimes no matter how hard I try, I just don’t know how to comment posts. I literally spend 10 minutes decided on what to say. I read blogs quickly. Maybe I do skim through them, but that’s been the only way I have found that I can retain that information. My memory is shot. One post that takes me maybe 3 minutes to skim over can take me about 5 or so minutes to write a reply. It’s a technique that works for me. Otherwise, I’ll spend all day reading it word for word over and over again because the information retaining bit in me only lasts for about 5 minutes maximum.
P.S. I don’t do too well with fashion/beauty posts all of the time. I’m allergic to cosmetics (YES, even Clinique, Proactiv, etc.), and my cousin, Bri, picks out my new clothes.1
- I’m just not interested. Sometimes, especially if we don’t get along, I’m just not interested in returning your comments. It’s not against you; I’m just probably following the “if you can’t say anything nice” rule. There is hope, however, as Ashley and I talk and follow each other on Twitter again.
Your layout/the setup of your blog could also be to blame.
- Something happened, and I therefore do not have the time. If I’m still posting blogs, it’s because they are scheduled. If I’m gone from this world for, say, three months without warning and/or you can’t contact me via email, then you should probably panic. However, I promise if I’m ever put into a mental hospital that I’ll have someone tell one of my bloggy friends via email so at least one person won’t panic. Christine is friends with me on Facebook. Maybe I could go that route. I mean, I don’t know what the hell kind of Internet access I would have then. Most likely, I’d have a family member go into my Twitter and tweet about what happened, or something that just makes people stop worrying, and then explain after.
I don’t really think it will get this extreme, though? And I don’t know if I’d be able to check in on Four Square.2
- I got lazy. If I have about 30 or so comments past due, sometimes I’ll just accept them and try to get back to the latest ones. This typically happens toward the end of the year. Fortunately for you, I think I’ll be getting in some guest posts for the holidays from various bloggers, scheduling said posts, and letting them return those comments or something. Of course, between guest posts would be posts from yours truly. I’m just a bit of a Grinch around that time of the year, and I’d rather not let my blog become static for the season.
- I forgot. I could have forgotten. I mean, I mentioned my memory is shot, right? You could always just comment again or something. I’m not forcing you to do anything. With this said, although it’s nice, please don’t feel obligated to comment my blog because I commented yours.
- You act like hot shit. And that annoys me. 🙂