Sunday Poser — Commenting

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.

10 thoughts on “Sunday Poser — Commenting

  1. Lou Carreras July 17, 2022 / 7:34 pm

    Somedays, there are just not as many hours as we might wish to spend on WP.

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  2. Nope, Not Pam July 17, 2022 / 8:37 pm

    WP is a hungry critter, it just chews away at your time

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  3. Lauren July 17, 2022 / 9:02 pm

    I agree. I can’t comment on all that I read. There aren’t enough hours in a day.

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  4. Marilyn Armstrong July 17, 2022 / 9:04 pm

    If I read all the posts that I am signed up for, I would never have time to write, take pictures, edit, or draw. Or for that matter, make dinner and actually have a conversation with someone. It turns out that 24 hours isn’t enough to get it all done — and still sleep. I feel bad not having enough time to do all the things I want to do, but reality bites. There is no way I can read much less comment on so many blogs. I read as many as I can, plus any grab my attention. And I look for posts by people I know usually interesting or who are my online pals.

    No matter HOW I cut it, there aren’t enough hours. Who knew retirement could be so busy?

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  5. Sadje July 17, 2022 / 9:59 pm

    I think this is true for all those bloggers who follow lot of others in the community. It is a question of managing time. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Fandango

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  6. donmatthewspoetry July 18, 2022 / 2:46 am

    It’s catch 22. The more comments you have to respond to the less creative time you have. The less comments to respond to the more creative time available to you…..

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  7. Carol anne July 19, 2022 / 11:40 pm

    You handle reading and responding well, Fandango! 🙂

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