Comments. What can I say about comments? Comments are a great way to meet new bloggers and to get people to visit your blog. But there are a few problems that come with commenting such as time.
Lately I’ve been having a bit of a problem replying to comments I get. I just started school again, so that might factor into the problem. It’s just that I haven’t been as fast as before when it comes to replying. However, I do attempt to reply to all the comments I get, after all, I am very thankful that people took the time to leave them there. But like everything, there is an exception. If someone comments on my blog with a comment like “Great haul!” and that’s it, I won’t reply. Why waste time to just say thanks for commenting? If I have to think for awhile to think of something I can say when I reply, I probably won’t end up doing so. I’m a high school student and I’m just happen to be very short of time. That brings us to…
It is kind of a common courtesy that if someone comments on your blog, you reply to that comment and visit their blog and comment on one of their posts in return. I try to do this as soon as possible and as often as possible, but there are some incidents where I cannot comply. Yes, I know, shame on me. The thing is I like to leave meaningful comments on the blogs I visit. If I think I cannot leave a comment that will be somewhat meaningful, I won’t bother to comment at all. But I usually can find ways to leave comments that mean something. Sure, sometimes it takes awhile to find a blog post that I can comment on, but I do try. I think what makes that hard is sometimes people who run blogs about only Adult books (or some other genre of books I don’t read) come and comment on my blog. I usually only read YA, so Adult is kind of foreign to me. There is very little I can comment about on a blog that is solely about a type of book I barely ever read. And then there’s those blogs that have adult content and say so. I’m sorry, but as a 15 year old, I don’t feel comfortable visiting those kinds of blogs, let alone commenting on them.
Besides the issues with commenting, I do love comments and commenting on other blogs. In fact, that’s how I found out about this great feature that Readers in Wonderland are doing. It’s called Bloggers Commenting Back. For more information, just click the link.
How do you feel about comments?