For today’s Sunday Poser, Sadje poses two questions:
1. What makes you want to comment on a post?
If I particularly enjoy a post and want to let the blogger know it, I will leave a comment. That said, I follow a lot of blogs and if I could, I’d comment on every post I read as well as every post linked to one of my posts, most often related to one of my prompts. I know that, due to time constraints, I can’t comment on every single post, and often, by the time I get around to reading the posts, others have already commented on them. I won’t typically leave a comment if it is merely a close duplicate of what someone else has already commented. I want my comments to be be meaningful and to add value, not to just pile on.
2. How do you handle the reading and commenting on the blogs you follow?
I try to read every post that shows up in my Reader, but it’s a challenge because that’s a boatload of posts to read. And, of course, I need time to compose and publish my own posts. When the activities of daily living get in the way of spending many hours during the day on WordPress, I end up reading most posts in my Reader between the hours of 10 pm and midnight while in bed. I will, at the very least, like those posts in order to let the blogger know that I visited.
I hope these responses address Sadje’s questions.