August 02, 2004
I surf a lot of blogs every day (being unemployed with a lot of free time on my hands) but I don't usually leave comments where I go. Usually somebody else already said what I wanted to say and some blogs have 50 comments on every post and I don't want to bury MY humble opinion in there.
I lurk more than I comment.
But I enjoy reading the comments I get on my blog. A few of the regulars are damn good writers who should start their own blogs if they haven't already. I admire keen wit and a clever turn of phrase and I have several people who are very good at that sort of thing. I've found a lot of good blogs by following my comments back to the source.
That's something a lot of people say about building a readership--- visit a lot of blogs and leave comments. I've never done that and I don't really know why. Leaving a comment is a compliment to the blogger, a way to let the writer know that you visited and read the page, and I want the people on my roll to know when I've been snooping around, but... I just don't comment very often.
If I think of a really clever comment, I'll turn it into a post on MY BLOG. I guess I'm just a selfish sumbitch.
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