The only thing more disconcerting than have a low blog view count is commenting on a blog post and getting no response. I will freely admit that I don’t really mind not getting comments on anything I post. I just appreciate that someone took the time to stop by and have a look. Browsing is always welcome and I don’t require anything in the way of recompense from those who just look.
I also appreciate anyone who takes the time to hit that ‘Like’ button or who takes time out of their busy day, or night, to leave a comment. I always respond.
Well, actually I don’t always respond if the comment is of the narky sort. I don’t mind someone disagreeing with my opinions. But I don’t like the type of comments that send a message of “I know much more than you and I’m going to prove it.” These messages will not be responded to and unless I’m feeling very magnanimous will be relegated to the spam folder.
I had one blogger leave a very narky comment which I left unanswered. Another reader of my blog did answer and a small war erupted on my blog post comment section. I stayed out of the discussion just to see where it was headed. The reader who went to battle with the narky remark maker is a facebook friend who always leaves great feedback on my blog and my facebook page.
When the dust settled, the narky comment maker had unfollowed my blog (no great loss there pal, I hate to tell you that, but it’s true) and I relegated his negativity to the spam folder. I am always faintly amused by folks who follow only to leave negative comments on your blog. What’s the point exactly?
I do though have a little problem with leaving what I think are good positive comments and not ever getting a reply. Hell, even a ‘smiley-face‘ would be appreciated. But leaving comments and not getting acknowledgement of same makes me feel like I talking to myself in a literary sense.
I have left the odd not-so-positive comment, but I generally try to make it an amusing one if it’s not overly positive in nature. Still, I’d like some sort of response, even if it’s one telling me to go suck eggs.
On days like today, where my view counts are dismal and my comments go unnoticed, I feel like knocking on the figurative internet door and shouting, “Is there anyone there?” And if I get no response, I’ll close the blinds, turn off the lights and go home.
Maybe tomorrow everyone will be back from the beach and want to surf the internet instead of the waves.
- Who writes these spam comments? (chellelandia.wordpress.com)
- Addressing Spam and Comments at NCCR (oneway2day.wordpress.com)
- Hi there! I’m Narky. (thenarcissisticnerd.wordpress.com)
- “Groundhog Day” Explains The Internet (buzzfeed.com)
- Freshly Pressed’s Best Of July 2012 (en.blog.wordpress.com)
- Comment Guidelines (bluemoonpersonaltraining.com)
- Spam Folder (layedbacklife.wordpress.com)
- Inundated with Spam… (tracielouisephotography.net)
- Why Should I Comment on Blog Posts? (weblogbetter.com)
- How To Deal with Trolls and Rude Comments (dailyblogtips.com)