To comment, or not to comment? That is the question.
Many people are simply readers not writers of blogs. I know that both of us (Breanna and Madeline) read other blogs as well as write.
See that sweet little button underneath the post that says "Comments 0"? As bloggers whenever we see that we die a little inside. Hey, we're bloggers, we're needy, we sometimes strive to be people pleasers, we need self assurance, we love comments.
For us (Breanna and Madeline) the majority of the comments we get are from our moms, offline, telling us they like the photo we took and posted. (Thanks mom!) When new-hopefully-up & coming bloggers like us receive comments we freak out! (It's actually rather humorous)
It goes something like this. Madeline will receive an email alert on phone about new comment. Madeline eagerly reads comment, (sometimes repeats this step). Madeline calls Breanna, then realizes that she probably lost her phone again so calls Breanna's moms phone. Breanna's mom answers (most of the time) conversation usually consisting of the weather, politics and reminiscing about the past ensues. Breanna's mom gives the phone to Breanna. She apologizes for her mom keeping me for 10 minutes. Conversation about mountain goats, pinterest, and past escapades. I almost forget to mention the comment. I eventually mention it and we squeal with excitement. She quickly goes and checks. Conversation about the comment, sometimes we fabricate a crazy back story about how the person lives in Africa, is probably a fur trader, and found our blog cause they saw a picture regarding our post. Breanna hushes her dog Felix 3 times somewhere throughout this phone call. We both reply to the comment and hope the person reads it :) Then have the awkward "Okay, talk to you later." "Yeah, see ya!" "Bye!" "Bye!" "Umm, bye." "Yeah, uhh bye." farewell happens.
Now you're thinking as a reader, "Certainly that doesn't happen with every blogger?"
No, I can safely say that it does not. But, for many of the blogs we read we know that the authors love receiving comments! Also, if you look, many try to respond to your comment!
We aren't saying that you need to leave a comment on every single post of all the different blogs you read! But if there's a question you have, or a question asked in the post, correcting our spelling or grammar (hmm maybe not this one) a photograph you like, constructive criticism, a rebuttal to something you read... Post it in the comments! Having comments challenging us is great... Continue to reminds us about those tutorials we promised. It will motivate us to get the ball rolling!
We love hearing from our readers (all 5 of them ;) jk I think we have more) and we love hearing what our readers think. (Side note: in our small group of followers both of us are following our own blog. Sad huh? Haha!)
Hope this changes how you look at a comment! They may be small, but they mean a lot.
=) and <3