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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:

COMMENTS

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. 🙂

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  1. maryct70
    April 4, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I’ve been blogging once a week since January. I love writing my posts, but you’re right, the comments are wonderful! SoWt of like a round of golf. When you play well, you can’t wait to do it again. when you play lousy, you can’t wait to get back on the course to redeem yourself. It’s the same way with blog posts and comments.

    • April 5, 2011 at 12:02 am

      Agreed! Love the golf reference too because I like golfing but I’m pretty bad – although I do keep coming back!
      Thanks so much for the comment! It is much appreciated!

  2. April 5, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Comments beget comments. Bloggers are a gregarious bunch – they gotta be.

    • April 5, 2011 at 6:54 pm

      Thanks for the comment Nus! And total agreement on the gregariousness. If bloggers weren’t gregarious it’d be a pretty boring read (and probably quick too because how many words with they even write!?!)

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