Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Just Want to Get Something Off My Chest...

Dear Reader,

No, I didn't finish that story yet.

I'm working on it, though.

I just wanted to take the time to get something off my chest, as it's really been nagging at me for quite some time.

First off, I want to say that I love following blogs, and I love reading other people's stories on various internet sites.

I also love leaving comments on these sites, in order to show the creator my appreciation of the work that they do.

But, there's one thing that really annoys me.

I don't like it when my comments are not acknowledged.

I really don't understand why comments from admirers go unanswered.  I tell you how much I enjoy your work, and you don't reply.  It gives a message to the commenter that the creator doesn't give a damn about their 'fan base,' if you will.  It makes the creator look, frankly, arrogant.

It's a 'fuck you' to the reader!

I'm not going to take the time here to single out the bloggers and writers who ignore comments, because it seems to be most of them, unfortunately.

I would love to get more comments from my readers! I would love to connect with them! What blogger or writer wouldn't?

Apparently, many of them don't want that connection.  Perhaps that's why most comment sections I see  on many sites go blank.  Why waste your time, or gushing train of thought?

Am I right, or am I being a bit sensitive?  After all, it doesn't just happen to me. It happens to most commenters
 on these blogs and sites.

Now, don't get me wrong here.  I can understand if you have hundreds of comments, and you simply are unable to get to them all.  But, most of these site don't have so many comments that the blogger or writer can't take the time to acknowledge them, even if it's a matter of typing a simple 'thank you for your kind words' at the bottom of all the comments.

That's how I would do it.

I would do that if I got more comments on my blog.

Just saying.

Well, dear reader, I just want to thank you for letting me say my peace.  Please keep this site in your thoughts.  I will finish that story as soon as I can.

And please, leave a comment.  If it's a constructive comment, I will post it and answer it.

Take care,



  1. I disagree. If you leave a comment that has a question then yes it should be answered. If you leave a comment with great story I don't think the author should have to thank each person. It depends on the comment. I only reply when I think it needs an answer. I find most blogs do. I just wish more people left comments.

  2. You're point is well taken. I guess it does depend on the individual comment. I just feel that some kind of appreciation should be should by the blogger, especially if the comment left is a complement to your work.
    Hey, I'd give my right arm in order to get more comments than I do. However, the fact that I do have a heathy readership should be compliment enough in the long run.

    1. I agree having a strong readership should be enough but its not. I feel comments are just as important. Especially with a food blog but I find most don't leave a comment and it frustrates me.

  3. Sorry.
    In the second paragraph, the second 'should' was supposed to be 'shown'.