As a new blogger, this was something that frequently went through my mind, over and over again. It’s like, I wanted to make all these friends and I wanted to be everywhere all at once but it was SO HAWD. Not to mention all of the times I got pressure headaches from all the, well, all the pressure from trying to be everywhere and talk to everyone all at the same time.
There have been a ton of varying opinions on this. Some say they DO feel obligated to comment back whole others feel that they don’t. Me, on the other hand, I’m kind of in the middle. It’s not that I feel obligated per say, to comment on someone’s blog but I like the fact that knowing I’m contributing back on their blog and that I’m making them feel better knowing that someone out there in the world is reading their stuff. I loved that feeling when I first started blogging when someone cares enough and actually READ, and took the time to give me their opinion.
ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR THOSE LOVELY PEOPLES.
I had some major issues. I’ll tell you that right now.
Now here’s another question for you, when YOU go on a blog and leave a nice little comment, do you expect that person to come back and comment on your blog? What if they don’t? Does it make you angry so much that you don’t go back to visit their blogs? To me, this doesn’t bother me TOO much but, pfft, it still does. When I get to the point to where I feel that I’m not getting any interaction (which is the whole point of blogging for me) or if I like we’re not connecting on a friendly/personal level…..meh…
I just don’t like feeling like I’m talking to a lifeless robot.
Now will I get mad if you don’t come back and comment on MY glorious blog?
HECKS YEA. YOU BETTA BELIEVE IT.
Nah. I totally kid.
I like the fact that I was able to contribute to that person’s blog and when they respond to my comment it makes me all happy inside, they don’t neccesarily have to come back to my blog but it would be nice. But I don’t want it to be that they only come to my blog BECAUSE I commented on there’s. That’s another one of my pet bookish peeves. I want them to come because they want to come. NOT because lf any ties or obligations.
Does that make any sense? Probs not.
Another reason why I’m so gun-ho for commenting back is because it brings more exposure to you. Nine times out of ten if one of their followers happens to come to your page and see a person they follow following you, or even commenting on your post it’ll make that person feel a sort of kinship or connection with you. (Not sure if that makes any sense??)
So for all that comes with a nice person coming and commenting on your blog, why NOT reciprocate the favor by commenting back on their page?? That gets you even MORE exposure.
So, in short, what I’m trying to say is that the mpre you share the commenting love, the more people you’ll have coming to your blog and then in the end, the more followers you have. It works both ways. So get to commenting, yo! (At least, this is the way it’s worked out for me. Please, feel free to tell me I’m wrong below.) Don’t worry. I shan’t cry. Much.
Do you guys feel the need to comment back? How do you feel if someone ignores you, doesn’t bother to comment back, or just straight up doesn’t even bother to reply back to that nice little, well-thought out comment?