Proper Etiquette For Commenting On A Blog

If you aren’t able or unwilling to listen to the audio post here is a short summary of the discussion.

I received an email from someone who said that they are going to stop commenting on my blog because I don’t comment on their blog. I don’t believe that comments are currency or that you should use comments as proof that someone read your post.

When I look at my stats I see the majority of my readers do not comment on my posts. In years past that used to really concern me and I wondered if I was doing something wrong.

After much thought and discussion with other bloggers I have decided the lack of a comment is not indicative of approval or disapproval of a post. Sometimes people don’t comment because they are shy, someone else has already said what they would or because they feel they have nothing more to add.

Comments can provide validation but they shouldn’t be why we blog. They aren’t currency and or proof of a quality post. The best comments advance the conversation and add value.

It is rude to write someone and complain about them not commenting. It is not unlike telling a friend they can’t cook after you have accepted a dinner invitation at their home.

The Olympics and NBC

We also talked about The Olympics and my frustration with the tape delay. It is always fun to get the results of the day at 8 AM my time and then know I have to wait until 8 PM to actually watch them. You would think that NBC might have learned something after the last Olympics, but they apparently haven’t.

Livefyre 3

Overall I have been happy with LF but there are a few bugs that are making it a bit rougher than I would like. I am not happy that some people have trouble commenting or that certain posts have duplicate comments scattered throughout them.

LF is free and they provide great customer service which is always praiseworthy. It is even more noticeable because LF is free.

There is your quick summary. Got any thoughts, ideas or feelings to share? Please do so in the comments.

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