Why don’t you comment on blog posts?

I feel like I’ve been wanting to ask the rough questions here lately, so… here goes. I’ve been talking about reading blogs, what makes me read and stop on a blog and what makes me skip it altogether. I’ve been thinking, lately, about what happens next.

Usually, I will read a blog post, one I stumble upon on social media, one I spot on my blog hopping session, one I see shared in another blog post, and so on. I will read it and devour the words one by one, nod along or shake my head, smile, sometimes laugh, even.

After that, some people will just leave, close that browser’s window and travel to the next thing. Some people will share the post on social media, with a comment, with nothing at all. Some people will bookmark it, save it for later reference or sharing.

If I like the post, I’m personally very fond of leaving a comment.

⌨️ Why I still comment on blog posts

I’m trying, as much as I can, to give some love back to the book blogging community. We’re a community of hard workers and I feel like this doesn’t get recognized enough. To be completely honest, I feel like we should all have massive thrones with books everywhere all around us because, let’s face it, we work really damn hard and maybe 0,5% of us are actually making a tiny little dime out of this.

I’m not here to talk about why we don’t or why we should make money with book blogging and everything, because it’s a tough topic that would make this post even longer than it already is. I’m here to talk about hard work and recognition, yes, and I’m here to talk about interaction.

I love commenting because it leaves a lasting impression. I love commenting because for me, if shares and views and likes on social media matter, of course and bring that rush to my heart, comments make me the happiest. People leaving comments on my blog post make me feel that rush, that happiness, that recognition and validation (yes I’m going there) a thousand times more.

☂️ Related blog post: The truth about book blogging statistics.

I joined the blogging community to start conversations about what I write, whether it’s reviews or bookish lists or blog posts just like this one. I’m leaving comments on blog posts because I want to do the same.

💬 What makes me comment on a blog post… and why I won’t

If I’m being logical, I guess many things make me want to comment on a blog post. Taking this chronologically….

  • If the blog post is pretty (yes…. going there), there’s a chance I will stay longer to read it attentively. If I stay and read the blog post, there are more chances I will leave a comment on it. I know. Pretty is a very subjective notion, obviously. I’m just saying if I can’t read the blog post because the writing is indecipherable, if it’s just big blocks of texts and so on… the chances are low.
  • If the blog post is engaging… there’s an even bigger chance I will want to stay and chat with you afterwards. Then again, engaging is a very subjective notion, too and it all comes to the blogging voice. The way a blogger writes, with passion and love, really shows.
  • If the blog posts gives me something. Like, an interesting list of books with books I’m curious about, a review that makes me think or want to scream, a discussion that makes my brains cells turn round and round, and so on.
  • Additional points if the blog post asks questions. Whether it’s simple questions at the end of the blog post, making me want to answer and interact, or ask questions thorough the blog post itself. (Like, why I’m commenting on blog posts…. well, let’s hope, hello hi)

YES. All of these arguments are, like, completely subjective, but so is commenting. If some people don’t feel like commenting on your posts, I try not to take it personally. Not everyone will love everything you write.

If I’m being unlogical, sometimes what makes me comment on a blog post is just pure gut feeling. Sometimes, I stumble upon a blog post and I know I’ll want to comment on it, interact with the blogger, fall platonically in love with everything they do because they seem way too awesome okay.

Sometimes, even if I want to, even if all the conditions are reunited, I don’t comment…. because:

  • I don’t have time,
  • I don’t know what more to add to the topic and I don’t want to leave a generic comment. If I’m going to say something, I want to say something more than “great review” or “great blog post”.

When I don’t comment, but still appreciated the blog post, I leave a like, I keep it in my bookmarks to share it on my monthly wrap-ups, I retweet it on my twitter account, to show appreciation for it, still.

☂️ Related blog post: How to write a great blog post.

💭 Do you still comment on blog posts…. as much as before?

I’ve been thinking about comments and how, lately, it seems like these are changing.

I’ve been blogging for over 5 years now and, as an old dinosaur in the community, I’ve seen things change. I’ve seen them grow, too. I’ve seen people come and go, friends start and give up on blogging, designs and book blogging standards changing and growing, too.

I’ve seen bookish people thriving on social media even more than on book blogs, making these new places their main bookish places.

People don’t write blog posts anymore, they write threads on twitter. People don’t post blog posts, they review books directly on bookstagram. Most of it all, people might still comment on blog posts, but most of the interaction now seems to happen elsewhere, now.

When people are talking about book influencers, they’re sharing their instagram handle or their twitter handle, not their book blog’s, their website. For me, my book blog is always the core, the heart of everything. I don’t have bookstagram and I do have twitter, but twitter is more of an extension to it, not a main media. For me.

For most people, though, it seems like social media have been growing into being main medias and therefore, main conversations, interactions and things are just happening over there. Where I’ve seen conversations grow and friendships bloom in blog posts comments over the years, I’m now seeing people thriving and becoming fast friends on social media.

This makes me wonder…. do you still comment on blog posts?

Sometimes, I feel like commenting is sort of old school, now. People comment and interact on a tweet fast and easy instead of blog hopping. People leave their thoughts on a blog post’s tweet rather than on the blog post itself. They talk about a book on a comment under a bookstagram post and review instead of on the blog. Because, maybe, the review doesn’t even exist on a book blog itself.

It’s easier, quicker, maybe. But are all the conversations happening on social media now, or do comments still have a long and healthy life in front of them?

If you ask me…. I love comments and I hope they last. I love looking back at them and the conversations I had, while my twitter interactions quickly get lost in the sea of thousands of tweets per day. Not my tweets, by the way. I’m an awkward bean okay. Social media might be instant, but it doesn’t feel as lasting.

If you ask me…. I love commenting on blog posts directly and hope to continue. I feel like it recognizes more the work people put in their blog posts themselves. The formatting, the layout, the research, the images they spent hours trying to find and the sentences they tweaked here and there for hours until they’re exhausted.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying there aren’t research in twitter threads of book recommendations or a caption on instagram, I  know there is, too. I also know that some people enjoy and would rather communicate this way and have their main bookish platform on social media. It’s good and I’m not criticizing this in any way! To each their own preferences.

I’m just saying, when it comes to interaction, and on blog posts, I want to make an effort to appreciate book bloggers on their website directly and that’s the way I really like doing it the most, too.

☂️ You might also be interested in: Why I will and won’t read your blog.

 

Where do you interact the most with the bookish community? On social media, or on book blogs directly? Where do you prefer to interact, now?

Do you also feel like comments on blog posts feel more validating than other kind of statistics? I’d love to chat in comments!

 

 

 

 

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187 thoughts on “Why don’t you comment on blog posts?

  1. Hoohoo!
    Great post! ♥ I love commenting on posts and I usually don’t comment for the same reasons you do. For me, most interaction is on Twitter. But I’m more than happy about every single comment on my blog. As you said, it feels somehow more validating than other statistics. It gives direct feedback and not just “yeah somebody was on your blog”. It shows people actually think about what you’ve written and want to engage with you. It’s the loan for the work. But yeah, most of that has gone to social media. People seem to comment on the tweets in which I share the link to a blog post more often than on my blog itself. But oh well, by now I’ve accepted it, I guess?
    Love,
    Kat

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    1. Ahh thank you Kat, I’m so happy you enjoyed this post ❤ ❤
      Yes exactly, I feel like comments on the blog itself are more… permanent somehow and I love looking back at them, too, while tweets get easily lost. But yeah, it feels like the interaction and engagement is moving on to other platforms, I guess that's how things grow too 🙂
      thank you so, so much for sharing your thoughts!! ❤ ❤

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  2. I’ve been interacting more on Twitter recently since it’s easier to read there. I haven’t blog hopped in a while simply because I didn’t have the energy to put into it. Anyways, I love commenting on blog posts though have questions at the end do make it easier! Personally, I love receiving comments!

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    1. Oh I completely get that. It feels easier to engage on twitter than on blogs because blog hopping and reading posts takes a bit more energy. When I can I love to do it and show some love with comments, but it’s hard to find the time, all the time, too 🙂
      Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on the topic, Cam!! ❤ ❤

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  3. Ah! I had such a heartfelt response to this and it seems it didn’t submit yesterday! 😦
    I don’t remember all of it, but I’ll try:
    I absolutely love the fact that you don’t rely specifically on social media for your book stuff. Despite my age, I highly dislike social media and always stayed away from it, so I found it difficult to interact with people about books and writing and related things because none of my IRL friends were really into any of the same things I was. So many bloggers and YouTubers now rely so much on social media for communication or to get to know their fanbase, and I’ve never felt comfortable like that. I love that there are others who still rely on things like book blogging. It might seem more “old school” or “more work” but I personally love how it seems more personalized, and the conversations or thoughts seemed to be more in tact. Also social media is way stressful at times. Seeing blogs and having the opportunity to comment and discuss things seem so much better and more relaxing to me.
    I also love comments. I was never big into commenting myself, but you helped changed that! I blogged for over two years without anything more than the occasional like on my posts. I got a little discouraged by it, but then you were one of the first people who commented on one of my posts and it made my week. I was soo happy, and that’s one of the reasons why I started taking blogging more seriously. Anyone can hit a like button, and while it’s appreciated, having people comment means people are actually reading and listening to what I have to say, and I love that feeling that I can actually create content people take time to look at. And because of that, it makes me want to leave comments on other posts so they can feel that same encouragement!

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    1. Ohh your comment did went through, I’m just a little slow at moderating them every now and then, I’m so sorry!
      THANK YOU, really, I appreciate your comments so, so much and I’m just so happy that you love comments and that I could inspire you, in a way. You’re wonderful, thank you SO much ❤

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  4. This is a wonderful discussion and one I haven’t really thought about so I loved reading it even more as it makes me think.
    I have been in the book community for a year now I think as I didn’t book blog before that but twitter and bookstagram are definitely big platforms now. Most people are talk to on bookstagram, don’t have a blog and do everything on there. I do really like bookstagram. I spend less time on twitter, I used to go on a lot but I just don’t think I’m good on twitter haha!! So it does make book blogging take more of a back seat but you still have people who spend most their time on blogs, it was my original form of talking and I definitely think I love it.

    As you probably know i love to write long comments because you can really get into a topic on a blog without running out of characters and it is easy to read so it is my favourite for in-depth discussions and to talk about so many different things!! This quote you said “I joined the blogging community to start conversations about what I write” definitely resonated with me, I love getting to talk to people about things I’m passionate about and blogging is a great platform to do this is such a deep way for me!!
    Great discussion, I really loved reading it!! ❤

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    1. Oh thank you, Sophie! I’m so happy you enjoyed this post and that it could make you think ❤
      I feel like we all have our favorite platforms, some love bookstagram while others adore twitter and some others prefer blogs 🙂 I SO agree with you on that, what I love about comments is that I can ramble on and on and on haha 🙂

      Thank you so, so much for your sweet comment! ❤

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  5. I mean… we all need a book throne, right? 😉

    A lot of the time, when I *don’t* comment, it comes down to time & energy constraints. (Sometimes it’s because all my brain is providing when I ask it for a comment is an ‘uhhhh…’ sound and some white noise!)

    I do think that sometimes – just sometimes – book bloggers can stick too rigidly to our niche when it comes to commenting and interaction. We see ourselves as *book* bloggers, first and foremost, which is fine, but means we have a limted audience, and aren’t spreading the book love as affectively as we could be.

    Plus, y’know, books don’t exist in a vacuum – they’re a reflection of the entirety of humanity: culture, society, history, politics. If we create a vacuum, we starve our book blogs of the context and insight they sometimes need!

    …I think I went off on one. Oops! When I lose sleep, I tend to sound like I swallowed a Victorian dictionary, and also can’t seem to stop talking. *face palms*

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    1. We really really do need book thrones ahah 🙂

      Yes yes exactly, time and energy and well sometimes we’re just TIRED, that prevents me from commenting a whole lot too, obviously. We’re only humans after all 🙂

      This is such an interesting point of view! I know I personally read about 90% of book blogs, for sure, but I also love reading lifestyle blogs and such and I do love to read and comment on their posts, too, even if yes, I probably do it less often than I do it with book blogs 🙂

      Thank you so, so much for sharing your thoughts!! 🙂

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  6. Oh, I 100% agree with this assessment, hands down. I will definitely leave a like on a post if I enjoyed it or even if I don’t have time to write a comment like I want to (because, like you, I never want to write a comment just for the sake of writing a comment, but to actually give something meaningful), but I definitely prefer to comment if I’m able to, because I want to recognize the blogger’s hard work and let them know that their post at least resonated with at least one reader, you know? Nothing makes me feel more accomplished, proud and heard as a blogger than discussions through the comments, though likes are nice, too. Comments just feel much more personal and help bridge the gap of feeling like you’re shouting out into the void and no one is listening, sometimes.

    Anyhoo, great post, as usual! I just love your discussion posts! ❤

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    1. I so, so get what you mean and that’s exactly why I comment, too. When I appreciated a blog post, I always want to do my very best to show some love and comments just make me so happy, both to receive and to give 🙂 ❤
      Thank you so, so much Nicole, you're so sweet ❤ ❤

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      1. Yes, exactly! And comments from you always make my day, especially since I know how busy you are, so it means a lot you’re willing to take some time out of your day to offer your thoughts on my thoughts! ❤

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  7. I definitely used to comment more when I first started out, especially (selfishly) because I noticed that if I took the time to comment on someone’s post, they are more likely to take the time to view my most recent post and return the comment on it. But lately I have noticed a significant drop off in interaction on mine and other people’s posts which surprised me! I had never considered that most people might have made the permanent jump from blog to social for their creative and bookish outlet. It makes sense, though it is pretty sad. I still LOVE my blog, and feel the most comfortable interacting and getting my news from here rather than social media. Here’s to the steady few that hold it down!

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    1. I’m so happy I’m not the only one that has noticed this. I’ve been feeling a gradual change for a while though, whether it’s by seeing people who used to have blogs, really focusing their time and energy more on these other, new outlets. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, if they prefer it that way, great for them! I’m just like you, I prefer interacting this way, too 🙂
      Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts!! 🙂

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  8. I don’t always comment if I don’t have anything to say. And then I’m less likely to leave a comment if I see that it’s a one-way-street of commenting. Like the author of the blog post never comments back or there’s no notification of returned-comments. And then there’s stuff like comment forms not working or like Blogger recently stopped working for commenting! I can’t login or anything! So annoying.

    My other thing is that I’m an author. If I come across a blog post that speaks negatively about a book (it’s the blogger’s right, I get that) then I am DEFINITELY NOT going to participate. It is not in the best interest of my career to get involved with negative reviews. I lean towards commenting on discussion posts (like this one) or personal posts or posts in which a blogger loves a book and I’m interested in that book or have read it and loved it too.

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    1. I agree with you, I love chatting and it makes me a little sad when I don’t see my comments being acknowledged. I 200% understand when it takes time, hell I’m busy myself and tired and can’t answer everything really quickly, either, but I always make a point to do so, as much as I can 🙂
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts! 🙂

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  9. I’ve only just gotten back into commenting on blog posts. In between ruts and unannounced hiatuses I had written any in a while and when I sat down to write some they all felt inauthentic and I couldn’t bring myself to post any of them.

    I only started blogging in 2017, but blogging seems almost entirely different now than it did then. Don’t get me wrong, I love being able to hop onto Twitter or Instagram to read short little reviews and threads, and I love that everyone has so many different platforms to use to express themselves but I also really miss how blogging as a whole, used to feel.

    Loved reading this! x

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    1. I feel like blogging is growing and changing and these new, different platforms are bringing something new, for sure 🙂 if people turn to them, I want to believe that good old blogs still have their place here, too ❤
      Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts!! 🙂

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  10. I love this post so much, and I definitely agree with everything. I’d add that, for me, the voice of the blogger can be important because those with a friendly, or sympathetic voice will make me feel more comfortable to comment and start a discussion even if I haven’t yet talked to them. I definitely agree about being more awkward on twitter (and I hate bookstagram, haha..) and it feels like, I don’t know, people are WATCHING what I’m saying there? (I know that in reality no one is! I don’t even have a big following.) But because my reply to someone will appear in my followers’ feed, the pressure is ON, haha. Also, I feel like you can write long comments under a blog post, but that isn’t possible on twitter – not that tweets can’t be valuable and part of a nice convo, but blog comments and twitter replies are super-different.
    I agree about the like button – this is why I love wordpress, it’s so nice to be able to give a nod of encouragement or support without having to write out a comment. Also, definitely agree about featuring posts in monthly wrap ups. 😀

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    1. Oh god I’m so, so happy you feel the same way! I 200% agree with you about the voice. There’s something about the way a blog post is written that will make me feel more comfortable and less nervous about leaving a comment, too. And, like, even if someone seems friendly on twitter, I’m very less likely to try and engage there than on a blog comment, because I feel… YES watched in a way, and so much more nervous about every tweet ahah.
      Thank you so, so much for your sweet comment, so happy you liked this post ❤

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  11. I completely agree! I feel like blogging means so much more to me than likes and views. I do love seeing a spike in my views, but it means so much to me when a post gets multiple comments 😀 It makes me feel like I put something out into the world that people actually wanted to see

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  12. Wonderful post, you really had lots to say on this topic!! First, I wanna day I don’t quite see the blogging going down for the treads/insta 🤔 or maybe I just don’t pay too much attention.. I always find a BUNCH of blogs to visit through discord or bloglovin’ or the wp reader – too many for me to keep up with all that ahaha

    I agree with you for not commenting a generic comment! Most of the time that i’d read without Commenting is because of that. Either it’s a top X of books I have neither of them read/on my tbr or virtual wanna read, or I have no idea what I wanna add to it.
    Other times I’m TRYING to comment something, but you need to sign on/do a backflip to comment and I just erhh.. let it go and pass my way xd too much of a lazy to do that, and sometimes it makes it harder if i’m on mobile or running out of time.

    I just like to do both- i feel like blogposts are a less spontaneous kind of thing were it needs planning and you can’t do like 5/day thus you need it longer and on a particular thing only. While social media can have LOTS MORE per day and we can just have a casual chat where you can’t really do on a blogpost specific to X. The use of both are just very specific in my mind where social medias and blog posts compliment each others.

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    1. Thank you so much Kristina, so happy you enjoyed this post! 🙂
      I’m not saying that book blogs are dead AT all here ahah, I just feel like there is SO much happening both on twitter and bookstagram and everywhere else, too. There are still way too many blogs for me to keep up, as well, don’t worry about that hahaha.

      I agree that they both complete each other well, when you think of it! Blog posts take me entire weekends to draft while a tweet takes me… well okay an hour because I’m anxious but still, that’s less time hahaha 🙂
      Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts! 🙂

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  13. I do cross-share my blog posts/reviews across my Instagram and Twitter but I still enjoy striking up conversations on blogs and will make the effort to do so (time permitting). I feel like it shows more appreciation, as you say, for the hard work bloggers put in ❤

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  14. I feel like I have a similar system for why and when I’ll comment on a blog post to you. I’ll comment if I have time and feel I can add to it or have questions. If not, I’ll only like it to still show appreciation to the author’s work.

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  15. I agree with you SO MUCH on this post. Look, I am never going to read a book review on Instagram, I am just not. Fine for those who do, like you said, but it’s not for me. Ditto threads on Twitter. Like- I might find some initial interest in a book on those sites, sure. But when it comes down to it, I won’t buy a book based on it, I need the long format reviews. As for what makes me comment/not comment… a lot of it is, like you said, TIME. I hate how little of that I have. So I have to be really picky with what I comment on, honestly. Like- I can read through posts at work, if I am lucky, or with the kids around. But I can’t comment in either place, so if I have saved a post for commenting, it’s probably because I really loved it and feel I can contribute! I also try VERY hard to comment back, just because again like you said, it’s great to find like-minded people in the community and also it just seems nice. So in THOSE cases, I won’t comment if the tab has been open for more that 2 weeks and I keep refreshing and STILL flat out cannot find anything to say. I don’t want to be the “great post” commenter either, so I try very hard to have something thoughtful to say. If I genuinely try and can’t find it, then I have to call it quits and move on.

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    1. Ahh I’m so glad you can relate to this post, Shannon ❤
      I mean, I like bookstagram and twitter and I enjoy scrolling down, reading tweets and most of it all seeing the gorgeous pictures, but…. there are only rare times and for a couple accounts where I will read entire, long captions, so I won't read entire reviews on there, either.

      That's exactly me, too! I can't read blog posts at work at all though, but when I can take some time to do so, I do my best to save the ones I feel like I can bring something more to, or start a conversation, too. There's only so many time in the day and sometimes, no matter how much I want to comment, if I can't find anything to say… I just won't.
      Thank you so, SO much for sharing your thoughts on the topic, Shannon! ❤

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  16. I want to comment on the irony of this post having 158 comments as I’m writing this – which I LOVE. This is a great discussion point and something that I think bloggers need to consider. If I have posts that I don’t receive any comments on, I like to assess why – because I write blog to drive conversation and thoughts about what’s being read. Fantastic post as always! ❤️

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    1. I, well I kind of didn’t realize this was the number of comments until you mentioned it and now I’m shook a little bit 🥺😭 I’m just so happy to see that comments are still well and alive and that we can have such amazing conversations on the blogosphere, this makes my entire day ❤
      Thank you so, so much for your sweet comment, I'm so happy you value comments as much as I do ❤

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  17. Well, you made me want to comment! ha! So, I don’t often comment because, like you said, I don’t really feel I have anything to add. Also, I am just learning how many amazing blogs there are out here! It’s quite incredible really…so, I’m just soaking it all in at the moment. from a ‘bookish’ sense, I used to call myself a bookworm. Is that even a thing anymore? But, I haven’t read much in the last few years for a variety of reasons…I was always annoyed in school (many moons ago) when I ‘had’ to read something and pick it apart. I love reading just for the sake of reading…and I tend to ponder over things rather than try to have a discussion about them. Often, something from a book, or poem, or essay I have read will pop back in my head years later…and it makes a impression…something maybe I didn’t pick up on…maybe I matured? Maybe I had more life experiences? Who knows…I’m that person that might reread the same book every few years, just to see what I missed. At this point, I feel I have so many things in my head…I can’t get them all out…I have a list of actually engaging and interesting topics to write about (I just put them on a list so I can move on and not drive myself crazy), but then I go to write one of them, and have no idea where I wanted to go with the idea…and so it sits….Squirrel. I know. Anyway, so for comments…I’m that person that thinks of a good comment – hours or days later…and can’t recall where I wanted to put it…kind of like thinking of a good one liner well after the timing is appropriate. But, that’s the nice thing about blogs…they’re still here, and you can find them again. And, yea, I also don’t want to be the person that says, “great post,” and moves on. So, I just move on…I’d be curious to know, from those of you that are long time bloggers…do you appreciate those sort of comments? Great post, Marie 🙂

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    1. Oh well this makes me really happy! 🙂
      And I get that, about classes somehow turning you off reading, at times, this used to happen to me, too. I love to think you have to find your way back to it, the books that will really matter and make you love reading again 🙂
      Personally, I enjoy ALL comments a whole lot, because they all mean someone cares enough to take the time to write a word, small or big. Obviously I appreciate comments initiating conversation, too!! 🙂
      Thank you so much!! 🙂

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  18. I’m somehow very late to see this post, but it looks like it’s gotten a whole bunch of people to comment! LOL! I agree that commenting seems to be less common these days. It always surprises me when I interact with someone and they mention something about a post I wrote, but I had no idea they had read it. That happened to me recently with a giveaway winner who I had never heard of before—she ended up telling me about all these things she loved on my blog, and I was really surprised because I’d never “talked” to her via the comments!!

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    1. Ohhh really? Well that’s such a wonderful, wonderful surprise! This actually happened to me recently, too, when I saw myself mentioned in a blog post and I had no idea this blogger read my post, because they rarely commented. It’s such a good surprise when this happens though!
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Nicole! ❤

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  19. I also feel the same way! I love receiving comments on my blog posts, it completely makes my day, so I try to leave as many comments on other people’s posts as much as I can, which nowadays is not as much as I would like, but still, I’m doing my best! While I do have (a very inactive) bookstagram and a twitter, I also feel my blog is the “core”, so it doesn’t make much sense to me to move my interactions elsewhere, I don’t know … Loved reading your thoughts on this! 🙂

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  20. This is a great post and I like your insights given that you’ve been in the bookish community for so long! You’re right about social media though. I feel like everyone is migrating there. I get way more comments on my tweets than on my blog. I think people just prefer short, casual posts nowadays over the formal structure of a blog. Not everyone wants to read a whole blog post.

    I still comment on blogs but I admit I don’t check my dashboard very often ❤ But there are bloggers like you whom I do appreciate (Even if I forget to comment sometimes)!

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    1. Oh thank you so much, Frankie, so happy you enjoyed this post! ❤
      I agree with you, I feel like people are just turning to social media more because it's easier and quicker to read and reply than on a blog post. That being said, I personally love how a blog post can convey so much about a topic, a little more in depth, and I don't know, I'm old school I guess ahah 🙂
      Thank you so, so much for your sweet comment! ❤ ❤

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  21. Yes yes yes!! I could not agree with this more, Marie. I especially love what you said towards the end about how comments recognize the hard work bloggers put into their posts, their sentences, formatting, etc. ♡ It’s so true. Nothing makes me happier than seeing a notification for a new one & I always try my best to leave one when I appreciate/enjoy someone else’s to let them know, too. ♡ I am not on social media, either & the fast-pace of it all isn’t for me. Hopefully blogging & commenting will never die out.

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  22. Oof, I completely agree. People seem to want to interact more on social media rather than blogs and that makes me kinda sad because nothing makes me happier than getting a comment on my blog post! The amount of commenting I’m doing these days is much less as compared to earlier because university barely leaves me with any time to blog hop and comment.

    This semester though, I’ve stumbled upon a sort of mandatory course which is super boring but like you can literally do anything you want and the professors don’t seem to care? So now twice a week I seem to be blog hopping during those classes XD
    That’s literally what I’m doing right now, lol.

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    1. Agree! I feel like maybe it’s easier to get on social media and I completely get that, but there’s something so special about someone taking the time to leave a comment. ❤
      AH that's so great I wish I could get back to uni just for that that would be amazing😂😂
      Thank you so, so much for sharing your thoughts, Charvi, you're so sweet ❤ ❤

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  23. I will admit that I don’t comment on blog posts as much as I would like to. Sometimes I will start reading a post and when I’m done reading it, someone talks to me or I have an emergency of some sorts (which makes me forget afterwards), sometimes just like you I don’t really know more what to add and I don’t want to let generic comments. It all depends on the blog itself, the person behind it and everything. But as often as I can, I try to leave a comment because I really feel like they matter more than any other statistics. Like, they are the ones who break the barrier of the internet… making these little numbers become people, with feelings, emotions, and people who you might have inspired or helped in a way. Despite writing to express my feelings/ideas, I also write in the hope that people will read and find something useful in it, so it always feel amazing to have feedbacks 💛 Thank you for this great post Marie!

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    1. Yes yes that’s exactly it! They are what makes just numbers become a little something more and it always, always makes my day to see them appear on my feed, it’s the most wonderful feeling ❤
      Thank YOU so much for all of your support always, it means the world 💛

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  24. This is such a wonderful and topical post as usual Marie! I’m definitely one of those bloggers that use social media as my primary form of interaction now, and I’ve found it’s kind of easier to keep up. Even though I still do read some blog posts, it’s so much easier to interact using other forms of media. But yes, I appreciate every comment and I adore reading them!

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    1. Oh thank you so much Jeann, so happy you enjoyed it! ❤
      I can understand that! It's easier and quicker to interact via social media than on blogs, but comments have that little something special that makes me so happy ❤

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    1. I feel like things are changing a little bit, with social media and all…. guess it’s a new thing to get used to 🙂
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts! 🙂

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