I try to comment on most blog posts I read. There are some I never comment on – style blogs, Cake Wrecks, sometimes blogs that usually get hundreds of comments so what’s one more?, but I do for most personal blogs. However, sometimes I’m away from the internet for a couple days. Or I don’t really have an opinion about the topic. Or it’s an emotional post and I don’t know what to say to be encouraging.
When I normally comment on every single post someone writes then miss one, for whatever reason, I feel super awkward. I worry they’ll wonder why I skipped that post. I don’t want them to assume I disagree with what they said or didn’t like it. In fact, I usually go out of my way to not comment on the next post and sometimes the one after that, too. If I miss two or three in a row, I figure they’ll assume I was busy or out-of-town or something.
Usually, I laugh at myself for being so ridiculous – they probably didn’t even notice I didn’t comment, let alone wonder why. But in case you DO notice, let me say: the vast, vast majority of the time I either got busy and decided to catch up on my reader fast-style OR I was passing time waiting somewhere by reading blog posts on my phone, which makes it difficult to comment.
Annnnd, now I’m paranoid some of the people I’ve added in the last few months will read this and think I don’t like them as much because I only comment occasionally instead of on every post. I have over 150 blogs in my reader now, so I’m just trying to read them all and spread a few comments around. It’s not personal!
Do you comment on every post you read? If someone regularly comments on your blog, do you notice when they miss a post? Do you assume they were just busy or wonder what was wrong with that post? Please tell me it’s the first one.