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.

Baaaaaaaad Jeff.

Do as I say, not as I do, right?


I'm a Distinguished Product Manager at Oracle. My mission is to help you and your company be more efficient with our database tools.


  1. 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 🙂

    • JeffS

      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.

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