So you’re on Twitter. An interesting blog post rolls by. You click on it. You love it. You reward the author with a RT or even better, a Follow, or a reply on Twitter.
The blog author, sees said Twitter response, and is like ‘Awesome!’
But secretly, they are disappointed.
Because what they really wanted was a RT AND for you to leave your comment on their blog. Because comments on a blog let other people know that your blog post is interesting. Interesting enough to leave comments at least.
I am a blogger and a Twitterer. I want both.
And what do I do, when I read an awesome blog? I do the Twitter thing.
Maybe 1 out of 10 times do I bother to leave the comment on the blog.
Do as I say, not as I do, right?
Most of the comments I get are when I get something wrong or didn’t say something clearly enough. I’m happy to see those comments as they add to the content.
I’d be happy with a “nice article” or “useful info” comment, but like you I tend not to add them myself. A like/share/tweet is good.
When I see a comment added to other blogs about how well-written or useful or though-out an article is, it often seems to come from a spammer. Mostly on blogs more popular than mine 🙂
Gary, when have you ever said anything wrong?
I have a problem with clarity too. I think I rush posts a bit too much, and the intent of my message suffers for it.
As Wesley said to Indigo… “Get used to disappointments…”
Oh, I love that movie!