Comments are a way of verifying that someone is reading. They are social contact. I think all bloggers look for content. I read a dozen or so blogs a day and regularly comment on 3 or 4. Hence I am a lurker on more then I am a social interactor. I think the 5 or 10 to 1 ratio of readers to comments would hold true. The heavier the traffic, likely the more lurkers.
Comment can have issues. I leave my blog open to all, and occasionally have to delete a nutter with a message unrelated to the blog. Some review and approve comments. Some get into arguments with commentors (and sometimes delete their blog in a huff.) Sometimes the software makes posting comments difficult. I had one recently that didn't post, I waited and recommented, the next morning three comments appeared. Oh well.
I blog because I want to. I love comments as they verify that someone is reading. I appreciate the social interaction. I will keep rambling, please keep commenting.
Ok, I will......ReplyDelete
oh my goodness!ReplyDelete
I got around to cleaning out my 'spam' comments, which I haven't attended in weeks. I found ~ 6-10 comments you have left on mine, which was labelled 'spam". I said 'no!" and they are now all published all at once.
I will keep on commenting since I just found you!ReplyDelete
I was not familiar with your blog prior to hearing about you from the gang that attended Bloggerpalooza II. I look forward to reading more.ReplyDelete