I probably am crazy. Let us get to the point.
Once upon a time ago, I realized how important comments were. And as the title says, I’m dedicating an entire post to it.
Dedicated fondly to comments.
Thank you for commenting.
Why do bloggers like comments? You can find loads of blogs, websites, and stores that say how much they like, love, enjoy, comments and read every single one.
So, why do bloggers like comments? Because it’s someone acknowledging that they read the post and (most likely) enjoyed it. In the blogging-about-books case, some say:
“I’ll check it out soon.”
“I’ll add this one to my TBR list!”
(Thank you, MMGM friends, for the examples.)
It means that when you reviewed a book, they liked your review, the plot, the things you liked… Now because you liked it, they’ll take it into account and try to read it
When somebody reviews about a book, either I’ve read it or I haven’t. I look at the summary, and if in intrigues me, I put it on my TBR list (also known as my library list).
Let’s review that again: why do bloggers like comments?
Because it’s someone saying, “Hey, I read your post.”
Now, when lots of people look at your blog or website, sometimes you start to grow wary of these types of things. You (sometimes) have to respond to every single one. It grows frustrating! But you have to take a step back.
The first time you started this blog/website/store online, what was your feeling when someone commented?
Feel free to answer below in the comments.
My response: Someonecommentedohthat’swonderfulI’msoexcited!
That’s how we should try to feel every time someone takes the time to write something down, to comment on our post. We should try to feel grateful and happy.
Now, if you’ve got that done, feel free to take a step forward.
Mean it. Acknowledge it. Specify it.
We have to mean our comments. We have to acknowledge what the other person wrote and we should specify them.
You shouldn’t write ordinary blah comments that you could write on any old blog. You should write something that truly and deeply acknowledges that they read and understood. (I’m apologizing now for all the terrible, not-very-meaningful comments I’ve given in the past.)
This has never really happened to me. I love comments. They’re fantastic. I don’t really focus on quality. But for someone who’s particular, a comment that really means that you read this certain post, it feels wonderful.
Shall we have an example?
My personal acting troupe - step forward.
So, let us say that… Clara, that will be her name, blogs about a book weekly.
Two more: one is named D and the other is named L.
Clara posts: I love — by — because —!
L comments: Sounds nice. Thanks for the review!
D comments: I love the books Cookie Cutters and The Death of the Binder, too! My favorite part in The Death of the Binder is when Seta breaks the photocopier. And it’s so cool you interviewed Mindy Pie (the author)! Thank you!
It’s purely imaginative. There is no Mindy Pie. However, if Seta did break a photocopier, I'm sure it was accidental.
Which comment seems more heartfelt and meaningful?
Yes, D’s comment expresses more acknowledgement that she read Clara’s post. She could relate to it.
Acting troupe - you are dismissed.
I hope you enjoyed today's post. And since all the writing sort of seems a bit gloomy without a picture, there will be one below.
You can absolutely comment below! I love comments (probably why I wrote this post).
If you are looking for the previous review, scroll down!
I'd like to thank: all the people who comment.