Blog Comments: Likely The Most Rewarding Part Of Blogging
As I have continued on blogging daily since the beginning of the WordPress Post-A-Day 2011 Challenge I have discovered – for me, and I’d think any blogger – that the most satisfying and rewarding part I experience from blogging is something that was unexpected:
Sure, I liked seeing that Mickey’s Pizza posted a quote from my blog for all to see in their store. I’d be lying to you and to myself if I said I didn’t experience a huge rush of pride and joy when I saw that (and if you read the post linked above you’d know how ecstatic I was). Sure, I look forward to seeing my words posted up in different places, referenced on other blogs (which has only happened once thus far, as far as I know) or by mainstream media sources but what I really love is comments.
I swear, to me as a blogger, comments are like a drug. Every time I see that email notification I beam with pride, I feel a bit giddy, and get a stupid grin on my face. As I open the email to read the comment, I feel like a kid on Christmas (or in my case, on Hannukah). Every time I see one of those messages I am just so happy that someone is responding to my words and wants to continue the conversation I don’t think my description does it justice!
You may be thinking right now that I am full of garbage. That I couldn’t possibly value a simple comment from someone random over the mainstream media picking up a post from my blog and reposting it for tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of people to see but you’re wrong. You know why? Because what do you think the end result of all those people reading my words will be? MORE COMMENTS! That’s right, the end result will be just more and more comments and more and more engagement with more and more people about topics I care about which is one of the best emotional highs I think there is to be experienced – at least for me.
Sure, I love to hear from people that they read my blog. I love seeing people RT (retweet) my blog posts on Twitter. I love seeing the numbers of views for my blog going up and up as they have been since I began the WordPress Post-A-Day 2011 Challenge. But what I find to be the culmination of gaining more views and what I all the more love and appreciate are comments! So please, never hesitate to share your thoughts with me about one of my posts. Ask me to expound further on a topic and what I think about it. I don’t think I am alone here (but haven’t asked any other bloggers so can’t be sure) and therefore I urge you to do the same for any of the other blogs you read. I am quite certain your feedback will be appreciated.
Are you also a blogger? Thoughts?
Are you a blog reader who likes commenting and loves receiving a reply from the blogger? (I am) As you may have guessed I’d love to hear your opinions in the comments. 🙂