Hey! Our favorite GIFmaster Aimee volunteered her own guest post to start us off for #FanMonth—a series that's going to continue through the end of March! Settle back and grab an umbrella—it's raining sarcasm this morning as we discuss comments!
5 Very Good Reasons Why You Should Never, Ever Leave Comments
Well, Heather’s given me a chance to talk to you all here for my first guest post–eep!–so I thought I’d give some helpful advice. Specifically, why commenting on other blogs is a very, very bad idea.
I even put it in a handy list format for you. It’s just that important.
1. You might accidentally start a conversation!
Which would really suck, wouldn’t it? It’s nice and comfortable in your little corner of the blogging world, and reaching out to new people is scary. Why would you throw yourself out there like that? You might comment on someone’s blog, and they might comment back, and you might even disagree a little and have to debate it civilly.
2. You might make new friends.
Once again, your little corner is all cozy - there’s no reason to let new people in, really. If you comment on a blog saying you like what the person said, or if someone comments on your blog saying they liked what you said...that conversation - and heaven forbid, repeated comments - could lead you to make friends with them. Which, you know, sounds like the opposite of fun.
3. You might make someone’s day!
But really. I mean, it’s amazing when people comment on your posts, isn’t it? It makes you feel all warm and fuzzy. There’s no reason to spread the warm-fuzzy love, because someone else will probably comment on that post and say the nice thing you were going to say.
4. It might encourage them to visit your blog in exchange!
Which you yourself never do to people who comment on your blog, because that’s lame and boring and takes too much time.
What do you need new people visiting for in the first place? What if they like it? What if they follow you? What if, going to an earlier point, you become friends?
Yeah, it’s probably safer to just leave out commenting altogether.
5. It takes too much time.
I mean, you’re already blogging yourself, and that’s pretty time-consuming! Who has time to comment back, or worse still, go through other blogs and leave meaningful comments? That’s, like, hours of unnecessary work building relationships and community or whatever. It’s lame.
Just spend all your time making your blog look amazing and writing up that funny post that almost no one will actually see. Sigh.
Well, there you have it. Five reasons why you should definitely not leave comments. I’ve just helped you out a ton, haven’t I? If you liked that or found it helpful, you can visit me at To the Barricade! which is just chock-full of helpful advice like that and much more.
A big thanks to Heather for letting me guest post! She’s quite fabulous, you know.
Aimee Meester is a chocolate-obsessed, writing, Myers-Briggs ESTP with a serious book addiction and a tendency to talk about people who don’t exist more often than not. She regularly talks about all of these things on her blog, To the Barricade!. You can find her lurking in dark corners, plotting the demise of her latest characters, or on Twitter, Pinterest, or Goodreads.