For most bloggers, there’s one thing we can all agree on: we love when someone reads our posts and leaves a comment! It makes you feel good to know that someone went through the effort of actually reading what you wrote, and through your words, felt compelled to say something.
While I love when anyone takes the time to leave a note on my blog, there are some comments that just really stand out. If I get comments like these on any of my posts, I’ll usually be thinking about them for the rest of the day, and they’re the sorts of comments that pull me out of blogging slumps.
So, without any further ado, here are five comments I love seeing on my blog posts!
Questions! Please ask me all the Questions!
When I go through the process of writing a discussion post, or a review, or even just a tag or award, and people ask me questions, I get ridiculously excited because 1) It means you really read that post I wrote, edited, and labored over, and want to have a meaningful discussion about it. 2) It means you want to talk to me
that makes me sound like a loser. Sometimes, when I hit “publish,” it feels like people read it, and then leave what I call a “pat-on-the-back” comment. These are the comments that just say something like, “Great post! :)” (Not that there’s anything wrong with that, my ego can always use an extra boost!) But asking me questions let’s me know you value my opinion and want to hear more of what I have to say in a way that a like or other comment just can’t.
“After reading your review, I went out and bought this book!”
Let’s face it: sometimes writing book reviews can get a little disheartening. There are times when you have to write negative reviews. There are times when you look at the thousands of reviews and Goodreads and wonder, “Why bother?” And there are times when trying to organize your thoughts about a book feels harder than trying to ride a rabid lion blind-folded through the Atlantic Ocean.
No? Just me? Ok. So when you go through all that and someone says it moved them to want to read that book, it makes you feel like all the trouble and claw marks were worth it.
This one may just be a me-thing, but I actually enjoy when people contradict me in the comments (as long as they are polite and respectful about it)! Reading comments that contradict my own opinion (in a polite and respectful way) let’s me know you really read and thought about what I wrote, even if it means we think differently. When I read comments that contradict my opinion (have I mentioned these comments should be polite and respectful yet?), it makes me feel like I’ve provoked someone to really think about an issue and stand up for their opinion. Plus, these polite and respectful comments tend to provoke the best discussions!
Add Something I Forgot!
If I write a list-y post
kinda like this one and you feel there’s something I forgot to mention, I would love to hear about it in the comments section! It lets me know you appreciate or care about the topic I brought up, and I just love hearing what my followers think!
Thanks for reading!
What about you? Are there any comments you LOVE seeing in your comments section? Would you prefer not to see any of the ones I mentioned? Or maybe you think I missed an important one? Let me know in the comments below!