I haven't read an awful lot of blogs this week because I've been busy. I think blogging does tend to tail off for parents who have their children at home during the school holidays, but the other day I read a really interesting post about how many people are noticing a dip in their comments. If I could remember where I'd read it, I would be honoured to link up to it (do let me know if it's you). It made me think. My blog seems to have a lot of up and down days; sometimes I receive masses of comments then other days I feel as though I've written the biggest load of rubbish ever to grace the Internet. Putting this blog to one side for a moment, some blogs I read get absolutely tons of comments, I'm talking more than a hundred here, yet the content is naff. While other blogs I read are wonderfully written, show beautiful photography and only receive the bare minimum. Why is this?
One site I'm a member of is run by the nicest and most genuine lady, contributed to by hugely talented writers, yet people seem to think comments aren't needed. Of course they're needed. How is anyone supposed to know whether their blog is interesting or reaching a wide audience if people don't leave feedback. Some blogs ask a question while others talk about an event. In other words, some blog posts don't warrant comments but surely it's polite to just leave something? I even heard recently that it's become the new trend "not" to leave a comment. Between you and me, I'd be mortified if that started happening on here. I once asked the question on Twitter, "do you think Twitter is taking over Blogging?" I got a few replies saying, "no", but I'm still not convinced. It seems such a shame to go to a really good blog, knowing the author interacts everywhere they go, only to see just a handful of people have actually acknowledged the post. One blog I went to last week had actually turned their comments off, explaining the reason why was because they didn't see the point of comments. Now I'm sorry, but I have to disagree on that. I very much see the point of comments. They're what makes a blog successful. Whatever your blog content (so long as it's not pornographic or abusive), and whoever you are, blogging is all about interaction. I hope blogging will go from strength to strength, because personally, I'm getting a little worried about its future.