Why Commenting Is Important | Discussions at Dawn [#3]


Hey guys!

Welcome to the first Discussions at Dawn. This is where I will talk about hot button issues, book related topics, and other things I find interesting.

Why Commenting Is Important

As bloggers we work really hard to produce fun and exciting content for our readers to enjoy. But most of the time our posts will not garner the response that we were hoping for. Now I don’t think it’s asking for too much to hear back from you guys, and I hope that with this discussion that it will open you guys up to wanting to comment more on posts. So without further ado, here are the reasons why I believe commenting is important to bloggers:

It Shows Interest

When we produce new and creative content for our readers, commenting on it shows that you guys are interested. By showing interest in it, we will keep trying to produce it. But if you don’t comment on them, then we might not continue doing posts like that.

Makes Us Feel Appreciated

When starting a book blog there is no warning for how hard it can be to maintain and run one. Although I love it and it’s so much fun to do, it’s also a lot of hard work. It’s almost like a job in a way. So by commenting on our posts, even just by saying “Thank you,” or “Great post/review,” it shows your appreciation and that all the hard work means something to you guys.

Helps Us Improve

We are all human here. One thing that makes us human is making mistakes and improving upon them. So please comment and give us your feedback. As long as you remain constructive and don’t bully us, we can improve a lot. This is especially important for reviews. Point out of spelling or grammatical errors, we won’t feel offended I promise.

Gives Us New Ideas

Who knows what kind of inspiration you guys can gives us by commenting on our posts with your own thoughts? Inspiration can come from anywhere. Speaking for myself, I can find a lot of inspiration from the comments I receive. Whether it be new discussion topics, tags, memes, book inspired topics, etc.

Builds Confidence

When I first started blogging I was really shy. I would read blog post after blog post and just like them. But the more I started commenting the more confidence in myself as a person and a blogger. Comments can spark fun discussions and debates. They even help you become a better writer.

Makes Long Lasting Friendships

I love all the blogger friends I have made over the last year of blogging here on WordPress. I value them just as much as I value the friends I see on a daily basis. We share a special friendship; a friendship built upon love of books. We are a community. And I think that makes us great. So go out and comment on posts, you will make life long friendships this way. Who couldn’t use a new friend here and there?

Do you comment on the posts you read? As a blogger do you know the importance of comments? Let’s have a discussion!

UntilΒ next time,

Sig New


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  1. You are right, Jesse.
    I love all of the friendships I have developed, just by leaving a comment here or there, and being in a conversation with people from around the world.
    I do not have the $$$ for comics, so I get to enjoy them vicariously through you. πŸ™‚
    Happy Reading and Blogging!
    ~Icky. πŸ™‚

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  2. I try to comment as much as possible, even just a couple of words. I know I always love getting a little note from other bloggers, so it is only fair to do the same. Also, I love getting into conversations and building friendships this way.

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  3. I totally agree with you! It did boosted up my confidence. I was too shy at commenting the “big blogs” but then I came to know that they were too people at heart (Of course! I had this realization after a month!)
    But commenting is GREAT because what’s better than getting people to like your work and appreciate it and when they don’t, tell you what was lacking. A good discussion topic!

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  4. Building confidence is super important. I was much like you in my first year of blogging. I was just waiting for people to visit my blog and would only like on posts. But once you start commenting on other people’s work, it’s hard not to going forward!

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  5. I love it when discussions happen in the comments! It just shows how interested people are in your content, and now it’s like you’ve all gone down the pub to have a good chat about it πŸ™‚

    I try and comment as much as I can, but when it comes to my posts, I’m not overly bothered if someone doesn’t comment with ‘great post!’ because I know that just by hitting the like button, they’ve read it and enjoyed it!

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  6. Totally agree with you! I’m a really shy person so I’m guilty of just reading and liking but I’m coming to the realization that there is no point in even having a blog if you don’t reach out to people who are just as passionate about the same things that you are. 😊

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    • Exactly. Liking a post doesn’t mean as much as leaving a nice comment too. If you want people to comment on your posts, you have to be willing to comment on theirs too! It’s a two way street of book loving awesomeness! πŸ˜€

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  7. YES to all of the above. I’m going to need a neck massage cause my neck is aching from all the nodding I was doing whilst reading the post. You basically took the words out of my mouth. Like you, I’m also super shy so whenever I see a comment on one of my posts I do feel that spark and that boost so I feel a lot more confident and motivated to comment on other posts. Plus I’m a sucker for a good discussion/debate.
    I try to comment back as much as I can because I know how much I value comments and so I can only assume it means the same to others and I always find that once I comment on one post I’m likely to burn through my reader and leave my mark on everything that pops up haha.

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    • YES! Keep commenting. It’s so important for everyone. I will always leave a comment on the posts I read. It’s my obligation as a blogger to do so!

      Plus who doesn’t like to interact and make more friends??

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  8. PREEEEACHHHH. You know what’s the most devastating thing, for me, in the blogging world is? When you get like 40-50 likes on a post and 0 comments. 😦 Like okay, I see y’all are interested but not really ahaha.

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      • HAHAHA, now I’m disheartened. πŸ˜› I’d rather get 1 like from someone who actually read my post and engaged with it than 50 of people just scrolling and clicking the star. 😦 But ah, I can’t complain! x

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  9. Great discussion topic, I try to comment on every blog post I read myself.Of course there have been times I haven’t, I love interacting with other bloggers and it means so much to me when people comment on my blog so I always try to make the effort to πŸ™‚
    I’ve had posts where nobody has commented and it makes me wonder if it wasn’t interesting or if their getting bored with me πŸ™‚

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  10. Amazing post! I agree with all of the points.:) I try to comment as much as I can, and I’m so encouraged when people comment on my posts too. There’s no better feeling as a blogger than knowing your posts interest someone enough to take time to comment.

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  11. I always try and comment on people’s posts! but I don’t get a lot of comments on mine making me feel like my blog isn’t great. Feeling like that makes me not want to post which sucks because I enjoy it!

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    • Don’t give up! It took my blog a long while to get to the point of regular comments. The more you interact and make friends with other bloggers, the more comments you’ll start to see on your posts too πŸ˜€

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  12. I love it when people comment on my posts. I make my posts to start a discussion, not so people can read it and leave it. I really enjoy interacting with other people online through comments, I feel like the comments are usually the best part of a post, you get to see a range of people’s opinions, even if they are the same as the blogger or different. it’s just really interesting
    – Yasmin

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  13. All these points are so true! I especially like the one about making connections. Many friendships have started for me in the comments section of a post and I love that a mutual love for books can do that. I should probably find more time to spread more appreciation through commenting. Thanks for the encouragement Jesse πŸ™‚

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  14. I love this Jesse!! And everything you said is absolutely true. One of my most popular posts to date, that generates the most traffic doesn’t receive any engagement (it did at first, but with that much traffic, it should keep doing so, right? IDK. Maybe not.) Anyhow, that’s okay to one extent but on another, I have no clue if the post is being helpful to the people who are coming from outside sources like Pinterest to it. Commenting is a great source of feedback, and as writers, feedback is so necessary for growth! Great post!!

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  15. Guess it’s kind of necessary to leave a comment on this post. πŸ™‚ Sometimes I don’t comment, simply because I’m just not sure I can come up with the words. Sometimes clicking a “like” does it for me as far as expressing how I feel about the post. Other times there are certain things from the post that I really want to discuss, so I leave my thoughts in the comment box. But you’re right, if we don’t get any “verbal” feedback, it can be hard to be sure our content is being well-received, and it’s much easier to build community with people who actually seem to be people!

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