After yet another round of classy comments from SFGate commenters on my last post, I had another conversations with someone about the usefulness of comments on a blog. For places like SFGate I could probably post, “Puppies are cute!” and I would get some nasty comment about what an idiot I am. I have posted on this before, but I actually think that the comments bother other people more than they bother me. I figure, I am putting my opinions out there, so I am fair game. I can choose how to interact and none have felt personally threatening . . . I figure most are simply folks with opinions who think they are much wittier than they really are ;-)*
Asked about why I keep at it, I actually have a question for you who are reading this. “Why and when do YOU comment on a blog?” I know that many people do not want to open themselves up to the bullying tactics that some use in comment streams, others comment on a regular basis hoping to engage with one another and still others I fear just like hearing the sound of their own keyboards 😉
But seriously . . .
- Why do you or don’t you comment on blogs?
- When you do comment what are your general hopes and expectations?
- Any other thoughts on comments?
That’s it . . . I offer no grand statements about my religious beliefs, cultural perspectives of how painful it was today to see the Oakland A’s blown out by the WORST TEAM IN BASEBALL. I just want to know . . . why do you comment?
And yep, I kept my comments open on SFGate ’cause they LOVE me there 😉
*Yes, I too am in the “Opinionated and Not as Witty as I Think I am” club.