So let me clear the air here for a bit: Yes, I do read posts from my favourite blogs, but you wouldn’t know because I’m a weird ghost in the background haunting your website. Why, pray tell, do I do this? I will say it’s not on purpose all the time. But most of it, I must confess is because *Big Breath* I suck at commenting.
My Phone and I Don’t Get Along
I read blog posts daily on my phone, especially when I’m on my way to work (I work in a small café where I botch coffee orders and can’t tell the difference between a latte and cappuccino), at work or in between classes. So this means that I tend to read things on the WordPress or Bloglovin’ android apps, which is great because it means I had a few minutes to laugh and smile and make notes about the many blog posts I’ve read (which, for every 10 minutes can be around 6 or so). But, my phone and I have a secret love-hate relationship and though it lets me read the posts, a lot of the time I can’t figure out how to comment. It just won’t let me!
I’m Not The Most Creative Commenter
This is terribly embarrassing, but I don’t want to be that person who says, Interesting, or Great post! (though I often think it is!), but when I comment I want to say something really cool or insightful, something that digs deeply into a fundamental part of the post and half the time, due to my quick reads or blog breaks (those 10 minutes when I have nothing to do and I read posts), I can’t come up with anything witty. So I tend to read, hit ‘Like’ and move on. If I remember, I’ll add the post to my Bufferapp and repost it another time on Twitter to share the love.
I Forget To Comment
I often have tons of posts tabbed up on Firefoxand I am dead set to comment after I’ve finished an assignment or when I remember, but what happens in between? I forget to post and completely click out of the page (I did that once nad had 50 pages lined up, I was so mad at myself!). It’s crappy habit.
What’s My Lesson?
Comment then and there. I’m really trying to get into commenting more, taking my time reading things and blogging in general. I hope things will slow down a little once break starts again in two weeks.
The moral of the story folks is, don’t assume that because I’m not commenting that I’m not aware or paying attention to the blogosphere. I know what’s going on, I read alllll of your beautiful posts. You just can’t tell because I’m that awkward ghost in the background.