Hello readers! Last month I published post on how to comment more on non-interactive book blog posts. It was really good to see what fellow bloggers thought about it and from the comments I received, specially, question from Lashaan @Bookidote, “is there any reason why you bother to comment on bloggers’ posts even if they never visits your blog and most of the time doesn’t even reply?” I also received comments that said they would only comment on blogs that are interactive with them. Now that made me think and gave me idea for this new posts, “Why I Comment on Other Bloggers’ Posts Even If They Never Visits My Blog?”
We all know benefits of commenting and we can find many posts ‘why we should comment’ or ‘why we should reply comments’ but why do we actually comment, what is the reason behind it specially when someone doesn’t returns the favour or won’t reply back, won’t check our blog when we regularly comment on their blogs?
It made me think ‘Should anyone feel obliged to check my posts, like, share, or comment because I’m doing the same for their blog? Should anyone feel guilty for not replying comments or not blog hopping enough or for not returning favour? Why do I exactly comment on those blog and how do I feel about it? should I keep on commenting?
I wasn’t really sure how this post will turn out. I haven’t come across a post that discussed these questions. I changed titled many times and then thought the original question makes it right. I wrote and rewrote this post few times and finally settled in this format- Answering my own questions.
Should anyone feel obliged to comment on bloggers’ post who visit their blog and comments regularly or feel guilty for not returning the favour.
I don’t think so. I know the bloggers who said they would comment only if blogger is commenting on their own blog and I know they don’t literally mean and I wouldn’t say that sounds bad and I know they do feel bad about it. But there can be many reasons why someone won’t check blogs or comment or reply back and we should respect those reason.
First and most obvious is very common is lack of time – I know bloggers have life in addition to managing blog, being part of community, connecting with bloggers. And that life is, actual job or family, or health and many other things that obviously come before blogging. It’s never exactly bloggers doesn’t want to comment but more like they have limited time, including me.
Another point is, it’s literally impossible to comment on every blog we follow or we come across. Even though when we don’t have life (that’s not possible, I don’t believe that), we still cannot do it. This is huge community and we are going to find many amazing blogs over the time. It’s exactly like we can’t read all books out there in the world.
Third and most dreadful is blogger is not interested or doesn’t like content – Hard to accept but it’s reality. Not everyone is going to be huge fan of your blog just like we don’t like every book we read. No need to feel bad if you feel this is the case, we can work on that and there are going to be people who love our blog but this can be one of the reason and we cannot just force people to love our content.
To the main question, What is the reason for commenting on other bloggers’ posts when they don’t comment or check my own blog
Most of the time why I comment is because,
I like content
I love the blog and person behind it
Blogger is commenting on my blog regularly and I would like to return favour
It helps with visibility of my blog and to discover other blog
Expecting anything in return is not something on the top why I comment on other bloggers’ post. I just have to enjoy their content.
How do I feel about it? Should I keep on commenting? Is it waste of time?
Does it feel bad? It would be a lie if I say it doesn’t. At some point I/we all do think about it and feel why we should do it but as I said before there can be many reasons why we are not getting anything in return.
We shouldn’t feel discouraged about it. If I keep thinking about it or feel discourage that bloggers are not visiting my posts, like, share or comment, return the favour because I’m doing it regularly on theirs, I have to, in long term, stop blogging as it wouldn’t be healthy for me or my blog.
Should I stop commenting on such blog – I don’t think so! Mostly in my experience, bloggers do come around. They start visiting my blog and comments over the time or whenever they have time.
Like I said, it shouldn’t be forced or because of some obligation, right? Just comment if you like the content without expecting anything in return and hope that it won’t go unnoticed.
Thank you for Reading! Let’s chat…
What do you think about this post? Why do you comment on other blogger’s post? Do you ever feel bad for not interacting with bloggers or when someone doesn’t reply or comment back or visit your blog? If so, how you deal with it?
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