Commenting on blogs

As many of you might know, I am (along with Snoskred), trying to comment on as many of the NaBloPoMo blogs as I can.

Today, I finished the 92 blogs in the letter B; of those, I didn’t comment on only 15 of them – 14 because unregistered users can’t comment, comments are turned off or the blog just couldn’t be found, and one because I chose not to. For me, I had a hard time commenting on blogs in the past, a point of contention when I had let it get to me that people weren’t magically appearing at my blog.

Of course, the reason that this wasn’t happening is that they didn’t know that I’m out here, and by leaving comments in other blogs, that is a way of getting myself out there and letting people know that I do exist. 🙂

The thing is, though, that when I started this, I had a hard time coming up with comments on a single blog, but as I’ve been going through and commenting on various things – be it nice photo here or a great recipe there; it’s become a heck of a lot easier for me to say something. When I started this, I struggled with ten which took me the better part of an evening to finish. Now, in the four hours or so that I’ve been doing this today, I’ve commented on something like 30 blogs and after I have my lunch, I plan on doing some more (along with getting some doing some more posting over at the Scambaiting blog and checking in with my 419mail blogs.

So, if you are a little bit shy about saying something, just go ahead and say it. There’s nobody stopping you 😉

24 thoughts on “Commenting on blogs

  1. Found you after you commented on mt B name blog. I also checked out the Project 365 site, book marked them all and amy participate in the 365 as well.

  2. Well stated. You seem to be enjoying the process, and that in itself is like a recommendation.

    Personally I’m not “good” at conversation. But I can manage the turn-based pace of comments, with or without follow-ups. And as you’ve noted, it seems to get easier with practice.

    All good!

  3. You know, it’s times like these I like to quote Pride and Prejudice, just because I can.. 😉 I think the moral of the story here is “practice makes perfect” 😉 Of course if you would just read the book I wouldn’t have to quote bits from it at you all the time.. 😉

    “Perhaps,” said Darcy, “I should have judged better, had I sought an introduction, but I am ill qualified to recommend myself to strangers.”

    “Shall we ask your cousin the reason of this?” said Elizabeth, still addressing Colonel Fitzwilliam. “Shall we ask him why a man of sense and education, and who has lived in the world, is ill qualified to recommend himself to strangers?”

    “I can answer your question,” said Fitzwilliam, “without applying to him. It is because he will not give himself the trouble.”

    “I certainly have not the talent which some people possess,” said Darcy, “of conversing easily with those I have never seen before. I cannot catch their tone of conversation, or appear interested in their concerns, as I often see done.”

    “My fingers,” said Elizabeth, “do not move over this instrument in the masterly manner which I see so many women’s do. They have not the same force or rapidity, and do not produce the same expression. But then I have always supposed it to be my own fault — because I would not take the trouble of practising. It is not that I do not believe my fingers as capable as any other woman’s of superior execution.”

  4. Wow, even the thought of your commenting mission makes me tired!

    Thanks for your comment on my site, though… I have typically found that my geek posts get very few comments (I need more geek friends, I guess), so it was great to have someone in there commenting (and on topic, even)!

    Off to poke around YOUR blog for a bit…

  5. I’m glad to know it gets easier as you go along. Comments are so fun to get, so it must be a great feeling to know you’re spreading so much cheer!

  6. Well, thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog. I have to admit though that I dropped out of the contest. I missed a day, and everything went to heck from there. I feel guilty that I still get traffic from the contest. Good luck in MY contest btw.

  7. Found your site because you commented on mine. Maybe next year, NaBloPoMo should be “a comment a day” instead of “a post a day”. Thanks for the comment. I like your site.

  8. That’s a great idea to get into the habbit of commenting on blogs. I have been guilty of not “sharing the love.” But I’m trying to get out there and just give it a try…

  9. I feel the same way. The first week I sat and stared at my computer, wondering “What in the heck am I going to write about for an entire month?!” The first three or four posts were hard. But now I find myself easily writing one or two a day, and commenting on other sites as well. Thanks for stopping by, I was glad to hear you’re not dead inside. 🙂

  10. Thanks for stopping by at my blog. I hadn’t realised that I was a member of NaBloPoMo, so I haven’t been quite so strict with myself about posting every day.

  11. thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment! you’ve inspired me to do the same.

    best, anne 🙂

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