Sunday, September 16, 2012
Book Blogger Confessions #17–Blogger Relationships
Book Blogger Confessions is a meme that posts the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, where book bloggers "confess" and vent about topics that are unique to us. Feel free to share, vent and offer solutions.
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Blogger relationships: 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?
All the time!
I have to be honest and say that I haven’t had a lot of time to comment lately so I save those comments for posts that I enjoy. Whether or not they reciprocate doesn’t matter to me. I am commenting because I enjoyed what the blogger had to say, not because I’m looking for something in return.
I also have quite a few Twitter friends that I talk to ALL the time, yet I rarely – if ever – visit their blog. Mostly because we have different reading tastes so it’s not anything personal. They don’t visit mine either so it’s all good :-)
However, here is something that bugs me. Bloggers who complain about not getting comments on their posts, mostly via Twitter. Not the actual complaint - I can understand how the lack of comment love can get you down BUT if I do take the time to hear your cry for comments and visit your blog & comment then yeah – I would like you to return the favor and comment back. Is that petty??
This has been such a crazy year in blogging with outbursts, bad behavior and hurt feelings. I think we’re all a little burned out and over sensitive these days. I know I don’t have time to comment on everyone’s post like I used to and I assume that’s the case for others as well. No offense taken.
Having said that – I LOVE to receive comments and love to leave them when I have time. Why blog if you can’t have a conversation or meet other people… right? This post is also making me feel guilty for not leaving enough comments lately. *shame*
How do you feel about this? Does it bother you to leave dozens of comments and they don’t return the love?
Read a previous Book Blogger Confessions where we discussed encouraging comments.
Next Book Blogger Confessions – October 1st: Blogger envy. EEP! That should be a good one. Get the full topic schedule right here!