I follow a lot of blogs, like many bloggers do, both here on WordPress and on Blogger. On WordPress, I receive some updates via email and other blogs I read via the WordPress Reader. I have a tonnage of emails. At present, well over 700 to read, all of them from blogs.
I like to be engaged with the blogs I follow. Generally, I try to tweet, comment, like and reblog often. I do it to share others work. It is time-consuming, and yet I enjoy it.
I feel guilty if I just “like” a blog post and run. I do it sometimes though. I do try to comment on at least one or two blog posts from those I follow a week and leave comments when I am inspired to write something. I don’t just want to leave a random blah-blah, meaningless comment.
All of this does mean that I am generally days and days behind on people’s blogs. So if you see a stranger stopping by long after you’ve forgotten about a post you’ve written… well, that would be me.
What are your thoughts about “likes” versus “comments”, do you do one or the other or both? Let me know below!
7 thoughts on “Thoughts on Blogging – Likes vs. Comments”
I value any interaction for what it is and nothing more. If I want comments I actively seek comments by giving them. Likes are a lot easier to obtain. 🙂
True, Jason… very true 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and leaving a wonderful comment.
I use Feedly. I “follow” the WordPress blogs I like, but I never read them in the reader. I put every blog feed in Feedly. From there I can read the post (or the excerpt) I can tweet, share on Facebook, save for later, OneNote, Pocket… there is a list of options that you can interact with. You can click through to the blog to LIKE it or comment if you want.
I don’t like a whole lot of emails in my inbox, and having all the blogs I read in one place it convenient. Being able to share and Tweet from the same place is super easy.
Ah… I will have to check Feedly out… thank you, Becky!
It has been a lifesaver for me.
I find that if I take the time to leave a comment, there’s a more of a chance of a return visit. But sometimes it is hard to come up with something to say.
I agree with you, Liz… it is hard sometimes and since I want my comments to be meaningful, it makes all the harder. It does bring people back though.