Commenting Makes You Sexy
Ok, that’s not really true, but it does make me happy…
One of the main reasons I write this blog is the interaction I get to have with the people who read it. I love hearing your thoughts. I love when you tell me I’m wrong, or point out things I haven’t thought of. Basically, I love getting to know you all.
Recently, lots of people have remarked to me that the number of comments on their blogs are falling – replaced, it seems, by retweeting. While I’ve said before that I think someone retweeting a post is a compliment to the author, it certainly doesn’t match comments in terms of depth or, necessarily, furthering the discussion.
Interestingly, even with the shift to lower-commitment commenting via Twitter, the 90/10 rule still seems to apply. That means that, on average, only one in ten of you will comment-on or tweet a post. The other 90 per cent will “lurk.”
This is a call to everyone reading this, but especially those who read but don’t often add your two cents. Please take two seconds to de-lurk and say hi.
Who else is out there?
Commenting may not make you sexy, but it makes you de-lurky
If you’re reading this and you don’t usually comment on posts, please say hi! It’s really simple. If you haven’t done it before:
- Scroll right to the bottom of the post and the comments
- Fill-in your name and email address (I won’t do anything with it) and, if you like, your website address
- Let me know who you are! A little about you; why you read the site; what you want to get out of it; what you wish I’d write about – that kind of thing. Whatever you like. Introduce yourself. Say hi.
- If you want to receive subsequent comments via email, check the box below the “Post Comment” button.
- Click “Post Comment.”
Looking forward to getting to know you.