Blogging Insights # 46 — The Value of Comments

Dr Tanya is asking if comments add to the value of a post.

She says:

The comments feature is one of my favourite aspects of blogging. I love interacting with readers and writers. Being only human, I have at times left comments like “Good one”, “Great Post,” or “Loved This”. It is the longer, “meaningful: comments that are the subject of today’s discussion.

TODAY’S QUESTION

Do you think that comments add value to a blog post? If so, how?

One of the reasons I enjoy blogging is the interaction between us on our posts.
I have been lucky in that mine have been kind, as even if I didn’t agree with their perspective, it did give me cause to think about a different angle, respect their point of view and learn by constructive criticism.

Comments offer support and insight in times of concern and worry, an inner family who don’t pass judgement on past behaviour or misdeeds, rather offering the benefit of their experience and thought processes.
I have read comments on some posts that are thought provoking and entertaining in their own way, on some the banter between bloggers is funny, teasing and respectful. This in turn can lead to inspiration for new posts and ideas.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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21 Responses to Blogging Insights # 46 — The Value of Comments

  1. I love getting comments!

  2. Comments are nice ( not the trolls 😉 )but not necessary , some people find it hard to express their feelings and that’s ok.

  3. Sadje says:

    You’re right on all aspects of commenting.

  4. rugby843 says:

    I agree, love comments.

  5. Ian Kay says:

    It seems funny leaving a comment on a post about comments. 😀

  6. “Comments offer support and insight in times of concern and worry, ”
    I totally agree Di, to this and all the rest.

  7. murisopsis says:

    Way back when Xanga was my platform, some of my comments on a particular post were so funny that I chuckled for days… The comments were better than the post!

  8. mimfilip says:

    I recently read some feedback on a photographer’s page on Facebook. He commented that by only receiving “likes” for his images it was a very a very one sided dialogue.
    I agreed, I love his work and get so much enjoyment from his amazing images. Likewise WordPress reader is my contact with the outside world ATM, I love reading your blog and everyone’s comments, so keep them coming.

    • Thank you so very much. I’m a bit of a windbag and post several things a day, so hopefully there will be something you like and enjoy. I love comments, so please do so! What is your name please?

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