A subject that has created a bit of discussion recently has been to do with comments. With Tim Van Damme removing them completely with the latest design of maxvoltar.com and Sam Brown blogging about the subject just last week I thought I’d reply to a question I was asked last week.
Leaving comments to me just shows my appreciation to the writer. It’s not for linking reasons, or to get my name out there, but I feel it’s a way of thanking the writer or expressing an opinion I have on the subject. Most of us write blog posts in our spare time, and I know personally that I enjoy it when someone leaves a comment. It shows that it interested them, or provoked a response; good or bad. I find that the narrative of comments almost always positively extends the actual article, and if it doesn’t then it usually leads to a healthy debate.
We all read blog posts, possibly hundreds in a week, but how many do you actually comment on? Next time take a minute to leave a comment.