“A blog is only as interesting as the interest shown in others.”
― Lee Odden
From the beginning itself, I have been more of a comment-person than the like-one. No, not that I comment on the passersby; commenting on what I read. To be honest, it is humanly not possible for a ‘working’ person to stay updated with all the blogs that one follows. Sometimes, one might skip an interesting post by A and other times by B. But then how do we make our presence feel to A when we read his/her post, or to B? Most of the times by liking that post. Is that it? We liked a post, but for me the question is that what specifically did we like about it-its plot, or its narration, or its writing style, or some specific lines, or what?
I am not at all stressing on not liking a post or always commenting on it but to do it often. Just out of a habit, maybe. If we want to make our presence felt to the owner of that write-up, we should preferably comment, and not some random comment; we should try to stay specific to the content of that particular post as much as possible. Once we have talked about the post, then, if we want, we can beat around the bush. This is not any hard-and-fast rule but my opinion, which in every way is beneficial to both the parties on blogging platform.
The formation of my opinion is also the result of my inability to stay updated to all the blogs that I follow, all the time. There are such bloggers whose writings I like more than those of others, but due to some or the other reasons miss them out. That is why I, almost, never leave an opportunity to not to comment on what I read. At times, I also just like few posts as I do not understand what I actually liked, or maybe I liked everything, or, maybe, which happens a lot of times, I wanted to write but couldn’t because my manager caught me or was about to catch me red-handed reading you people instead of reading the report that I was assigned to work on. Red Alert! See how I play with fire just for you guys. Ah!
WordPress is similar to Facebook or Instagarm only on the grounds of its category-a social platform. What sets WP apart from rest of the platforms is that it has much more to do than simply clicking a ‘like’ button, especially if a blog is more about anything but writing.
Actually, there should be a ‘Dislike’ button too. Well, it might be harsh to press the dislike button over a piece on which someone has worked hard, but…Yes, but there should be a box for commenting compelling us to ask what in particular we didn’t like about that piece. This way even if the writers feel bit low, they will actually be getting benefitted by such comments.
Why I always keep on suggesting even when not asked to?
“If you accept all the praise, you have to accept all the critics.”
Tough deal. No?
There is nobody out there who is perfect, and neither are we. Blogging can be a fruitful experience, only if we learn and teach simultaneously. What make us perfect are our imperfections, as cliched as it may sound, we all are strong believers of it. Aren’t we? But imperfections can be worked upon is my belief.
So, when we spend our time in reading someone, we should devote another minute or two in unveiling the mask from our LIKE, and drop that comment of ours laying down what specifically we liked or maybe didn’t like about that piece. It can be both ways.
I would end this saying with what I started-I always try to comment on whatever I read, as just liking a post or article seems to have wasted my last few minutes. I try to make my time count, and here, on WP, this benefits both the parties-writer as well as the reader.
“Successful blogging is not about one time hits. It’s about building a loyal following over time.”
And comments-they play a huge role in building one. I can vouch for that.
IF YOU ARE A FIRST- TIME VISITOR OF MY BLOG, DO REFER ‘First-Timers‘. IT WOULD HELP YOU IN EXPLORING THE PLACE.
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