Book Blogger Confessions is a meme hosted by Midnyte Reader and For What It's Worth - every second Monday book bloggers spill the beans on some juicy book blogging questions!
Blogger relations: Are there blogs you visit and comment on because you like their style, voice etc.(maybe you even converse with the blogger on Twitter & Facebook) but those comments are never reciprocated on your blog?. Do you get a bit offended or do you understand that they may be busy? Or do you comment just because you like a post not expecting anything in return?
I have something of an addiction to visiting other blogs and I love commenting whenever I have something of substance to stay. I literally check my GoogleReader three or four times a day to see what's going on. But I do admit that I sometimes get a little bit miffed when I leave multiple comments on a blog and never ever receive a comment from them on my own. It may sound a little bit childish, and I know how busy bloggers are, but if I'm taking the time to visit them often, maybe they could take the time to visit me.....
At the same time, I don't want people to feel that just because I comment they have to come and comment on one of my posts - I want people to comment because they WANT to. And I'll admit that at times I do visit people that have commented on my blog, but may not leave a comment just because I have nothing of substance to say about their posts.
Commenting is a great way to show appreciation for each other, it makes us feel good when someone leaves a nice comment, or gets us thinking with a thoughtful comment, but I admit that when I get a really generic/spammy type comment, I won't visit that person - cutting and pasting comments all over the place doesn't add any value.
And to anyone that rarely comments because they don't have anything of substance to say? Just do it - even if its to say something like 'oh I want to read that book and your review has made me even more excited to read it' or 'I read that one but I didn't really like the main character' - these types of comments aren't meaningless :-)
How do you feel about commenting on blogs? If you're a blogger, does it bother you if you post a lot of comments on someones blog and they never come to visit you?