Gut Rumbles
 

August 02, 2004

comments

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.

Comments

I suddenly feel compelled to leave a comment.

Posted by: Sgt Hook on August 2, 2004 10:18 PM

Thanks, Sarge!

Posted by: Acidman on August 2, 2004 11:01 PM

Heh. I do the same thing with comments sometimes! Or I comment, but then write a post too, elaborating.

Posted by: Jay Solo on August 3, 2004 12:02 AM

I never commet, NEVE... errrrr, wait a minute...

Posted by: DaDougster on August 3, 2004 09:03 AM

I occasionally leave a comment that I read a blog frequently and appreciate it, even when i have nothing to add.

With you, however, I find it necessary to give you as much shit as possible.

Posted by: Larry on August 3, 2004 07:43 PM
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