Monday, October 11, 2010

No Time for Comments?

You might have noticed that I've got a giveaway going right now.  I've had the post up for about 4 days, and I already have over 100 comments.  Granted, I asked for separate comments for each entry, and many of those comments have been made by the same people, but still...

What I've noticed is that I don't get very many comments on my posts, unless I'm lucky enough to host a giveaway that people want to win.  Even the memes I participate in don't seem to get many comments.  It leaves me wondering if I'm doing something wrong or if people are just too busy to comment.  I know I definitely fit into that last category!  I do try to visit and comment when it comes to the memes, like Looking at the Sky on Friday and Camera Critters, but rarely comment on other posts.  Sometimes I read a post I really want to comment on, have every intention of commenting on, so I leave it open in a tab of my browser - and usually end up closing it at the end of the day, never having gone back to comment.  Of course, sometimes I do that when I'm planning to enter a giveaway, but usually it involves a regular (non giveaway) post.

I'm thinking that next time I host a giveaway, I'm going to give extra entries for adding relevant comments to other posts on my blog - just so my regular posts don't feel so neglected.  Other than that, I don't know if there's any way to encourage more comments.  What do I have to offer that is more important than the tons of other things that people already have to deal with?  Usually.  This week I have a $75 CSN Stores gift certificate!
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  1. A couple of months ago, I started commenting back to the comments people left me, and I seem to be getting more comments. Did that even make sense? lol!

  2. Yes, Jenn, it made sense. Sometimes I comment back, sometimes I don't. Mostly I think it's because Blogger's comment system doesn't really encourage answering comments. Either you have to remember to go back and check the comments you left, or you have to subscribe to comments - and then you get every single comment on a post, whether it has anything to do with you or not. So I figure most of my answering comments don't really do anything anyway...

    I just don't know.

  3. I am kind of getting back into blogging and trying to win and host giveaways, and I really notice how people flock to the giveaways. Kind of sad, I think !! Of course, we all want to win, but everything in the world is not free! We all have life's out of blogging, but still. I agree with you, Anna !!!!


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