I adore reading blogs and I like writing my own. But the thing I love most about blogging is receiving comments.
I love comments. I’m practically a comment addict.
Is there even such a thing as a comment junky?
I thoroughly enjoy interacting with people on my blog. I sometimes can’t believe that even one person read something I wrote and cared enough about it to write a reply.
Sure, I could ramble on with the cliché stuff about writing for myself.
Yes, I do write for myself. Yes, I do enjoy the writing process and I sometimes use it to work through thoughts or feelings.
But once the post is finished, I can’t wait to hear (see) what other people think. I don’t care whether they agree or not. Some of the best comments are the ones that disagree with my point of view. Those are often the comments that stimulate real conversation and debate.
Using other platforms, I’ve even met people through blogging. I’ve met authors, long-time commentors on my blogs, and even people who almost always disagreed with me.
It was always a thrill and those were experiences I never would have had if it hadn’t been for blogging and commenting.
I also like when people comment to comments. I enjoy seeing readers interact with one another, without my direct involvement.
I get a warm fuzzy feeling inside when I think something I wrote got someone to feel something.
I used to write short stories, and I would subject my family to them afterwards. I would watch their faces while they read, to see if they felt anything. In that case, it wasn’t so much what they said, but how the writing made them feel. Did it make them see something from a different angle?
Hell, did it anger them enough to question something? Did it make them think and/or feel something they might not have if they hadn’t been allowed into my little world?
That’s what I enjoy the most about blogging and writing in general.
So to anyone who has taken a few seconds or minutes to comment on this blog – thank you. You make it all worthwhile.
Now what do you like most about blogging and why?