I’m not sure how to say this and I don’t want anyone to feel offended or anything so please, don’t be. But I want to ask some of you a question. Mind you, I’m ONLY wondering this and am not making any “assumptions” or in any way telling anyone what to do but I’d just like an answer for this one simple question.
When I first started to blog I didn’t know what it was about in ANY way and in March, we’ve been at this a year. I knew nothing and I may still know nothing but…why are some of you, a lot more lately, making your comments in the same box as the person who made it on your blog? The reason I ask this is I thought man, everyone’s blogs are slow lately. Nobody is talking back and forth. There is no conversation. What the heck is going on with everyone?
Just A Mom over at Life Is Funny Wearing Purple Colored Glasses and Joan Harvest at Whatever I Think, have always done this so I don’t mean them. I got used to that “for them” but none of you have ever done it and a lot are now.
I will tell you briefly why this throws me. I check all you guys more times a day that I am going to admit to. I really can’t, it would embarrass me but lets say MANY times a day. All your blogs. I’m sure you can see if you look that this is true. So when I “check” these after I’ve made a comment, I never saw any new comments in the “commenter” widget on the side so I was thinking nobody had said anything since I did. I lost so many “conversations” because I didn’t see that “you” had made a comment after mine but “in” mine so it didn’t show on the side. Know what I mean?
I also find “comment moderating” also really slows down conversation. You can make a comment and sometimes it takes days and when you check back there are comments but by then, there are new posts to comment on. I guess if you have to moderate you have a good reason but I would hate to have to do that. I’ve had to block two individuals who kept making off the wall comments that were more like rants than conversation but I would hate to moderate and slow down other people. A lot of my “talking” between people happens before I’m even up in the morning so if I had to wait on those “conversations,” they might not go back and forth the way they do.
So, if there’s a reason why this is the “new trend,” please tell me why this is. I’ve found it to really slow things down. I go to far to many blogs each day and if I have to click them all each time to see if someone has answered someone else or me, it just would take to long. When you see the little commenter’s on the side, you see someone has said something.