|Just sitting here. Thinking.|
Part of it is probably my own fault. I fell off the grid there for awhile and when that happens on the internet, readers tend to fall off. Then there was the death of Google Reader. Where did those subscribers go? Did they find another feed reader or did they just give up blogs altogether? Recently, someone in my Twitter feed mentioned not missing Google Reader one bit. I wondered why. Did all those unread blog posts make them feel guilty? Anxious? Obligated? Maybe once Google Reader disappeared they felt a sense of freedom. I'm not sure.
Not that I'm any better. I find it hard to comment on blogs. I've been using Bloglovin' and one thing I don't like about it is how it truncates posts. In theory, I suppose, people will click through to the blog to read a post. Most of the time I just skim the title and move on. If I read the whole post on my reader, I might feel like I have something to say about it and click through to comment. Am I just weird like that?
I'm also more likely to comment on a blog post to the author on Twitter. A "Oh hey, I read what you thought about blah blah" when I see them hanging out there. It becomes more of a conversation that way. Sometimes I'll forget to go back to a post to read the comments or the author doesn't reply, so catching someone on Twitter is a better option. I think we're all suffering from Commentitis. Is commenting so-last-year?
Book bloggers, has commenting on your blog changed? Are you finding there are fewer comments on your reviews? Have you found a way to encourage more commenting? Are you commenting less? What about you, Blog Readers? Anyone care to comment?