last week, Ava from Bookishness and Tea -one of my favorite bloggers- talked about reasons why people should be commenting on other people’s blog, that’s why i had the idea to talk about what comments actually mean* to a blogger. i decided to make a list of different meanings of commenting.
* i’m not talking about about the kind of comments that says: “hey! here’s my last post [link]!”. NO. i’m talking about meaningful where the reader gives his opinion on the topic of the post.
that the reader read your post
when a reader comments on your post, it means first of all, that this reader actually took the time to read what you’ve done. it means that the post is not trash. when someone comments, you’re at least sure the reader didn’t just skip the post he saw on his timeline, which makes the blogger really (REALLY) happy.
now here’s the thing: the fact that someone didn’t comment on your post does not mean that he didn’t read it. he either have nothing to say, or comments isn’t a habit for him.
that he’s interested by the topic of the post
when someone leaves comments like:”i agree! i love this post!” or “i can see what you’re saying, but…”, that actually means he’s interested by what you’re saying. even if he’s disagreeing. even though he has a different opinion. he’s taking the time to write a comment. that means that the post made him think or that he simply loved it!
again the fact that someone didn’t leave a comment doesn’t mean he’s not interested.
that the time you took was not a waste
when someone is interested enough to leave a comment on your blog, that means the time you took to write the post wasn’t a waste of time. it wasn’t for nothing. that there’s someone out there in the world who doesn’t want you to give up, who encourages you to continue what you’re doing.
overall, comments are a piece of cake
to sum up everything, comments are kind of like a “congrats” to what you’ve done. comments make us, bloggers, as happy as if someone offered us a cake in a day other than our birthday.
now here’s a thing you shouldn’t forget…
comments are NOT everything. you blog for yourself before anyone else. and if you don’t get comments that doesn’t mean your post is bad or anything. you won’t get zero comments every time, and you won’t get hundreds of comments everyday. so you should never ever (EVER) give up on blogging if you really DO love it.
this may seem a little confusing, i don’t know if you understood me…