Comments are a big part of blogging.
I personally think they’re kind of a big deal. Because although I do enjoy my own voice belting into the Internet World about my thoughts and opinions, your voices are equally entertaining. And, I admit it: talking to myself can get dull.
I like to have you around.
Which leads us to the topic of commenting.
Some blogs get hundreds of comments, some get just a few. I’ve figured out a partial secret to getting comments, but that’s a post for another day. The question of the moment is:
Does the size of the comment matter?
Sometimes the more I know a blogger, the longer my comments can get. I suddenly have so much to say! And the more content in the post…the more I have to say. If there’s a “what about your thoughts?” sort of question at the end, that usually sparks commenting ideas in my skull. I’ve left embarrassingly long comments before.
I’ve also left embarrassingly short ones.
Are they okay? Should I bother to comment if I don’t have much to say? Will the blogger think I didn’t read their post?? Because I DID, I just…don’t have much to add.
If I don’t have a lot to say, should I just not say anything?
Believe it or not, I get stuck leaving comments. I try to get around to a lot of blogs, and if you comment on my post, I attempt to pop over to your blog and comment on yours! (If you’ve commented here a few times and I’ve never visited your blog…it’s probably because I can’t find your blog, okay? Okay.) But commenting-insecurities do hit me.
– Was my comment okay?
– Did it even make sense?
– Did I catch all my typos? (Oh gosh, what if I left some in and they think I don’t care about grammar?!)
– Was it interesting?
– Did I sound like a robot?
– Worse: DID I SOUND SPAMMY?
– Do they even liiiiike my comment? This is the part where I break down and howl.
Okay! Maybe slight exaggerations there! I don’t have a mental breakdown over every. single. comment I leave.
That would be exhausting. But these question do run through my brain sometimes. And even with the blogs I always comment on and the bloggers I like a lot? Sometimes my comments are short and feel redundant.
What’s my personal opinion on short comments?
(Because my personal opinion is awesome.) DO IT. COMMENT. If you only have 2 sentences to say to me, TALK ANYWAY. I don’t mind. I love it. And I will reply back to you with 2 short sentences of my own.
But, hang on, I’m not talking about these sorts of comments:
Great post! I loved your discussion on this topic.
That’s…not a comment, okay? Especially in link ups…it’s just not a comment. It’s a give-me-a-cookie-and-I’ll-give-you-one.
Talk to me like I’m a real person, not a bunch of coding on a computer screen because GUESS WHAT. I am a person. Please, don’t be too shocked. I personally don’t mind if you only have 5 words to say to me. Say ’em.
I also demand your opinion on this topic.
(But I demand it nicely, and that’s what counts, right?) Do you feel bad if you leave a short comment? Do you like short comments on your blog or do you think it’s better not to bother? If you have nothing to say…don’t say it? Or do say it so the blogger knows you read? THIS IS A QUANDARY.
Cait has wanted to use the word “quandary” for a while now and she finally got to! Yessss. She is also secretly wondering if she can just use Supernatural gifs for every single post. The answer to that is also: yes. (Although she will refrain sometimes, though with difficulty.) She’s currently reading THE YOUNG WORLD.