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The Art of Commenting: what holds us back and how we can fix it

A topic I’ve touched upon myself but written up in a much more masterful way by this fantastic writer!

Susan Rushton

The art of commenting

When people leave comments on your site, is replying a pleasure or a chore? And away from your blog, do you reach out to other bloggers through their comment sections and become an active part of their communities, or do you remain a page view shadow: a small, silent jolt up their stats, identifiable only by your place on earth?

In this post, I’m coming from the angle that while we certainly don’t need to leave a comment on a blog post we’ve enjoyed, it’s not good to feel inhibited or uneasy about commenting (or replying).

I’d love it if we all felt free to comment, if we wished, and understood the etiquette when we do. 

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Carol Forrester is a twenty-three year old writer trying to be a better one. Don’t ask her what her hobbies are because the list doesn’t get much beyond, reading, writing and talking about the same. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University and various poems and stories scattered across the net. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry’s. Most recently, her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and her personal blog Writing and Works hosts a mass of writing from across the last five years. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and is always open to writing more and hosting guest bloggers here on Writing and Works. With hopes of publishing a novel in the next five years and perhaps a collection or two of smaller works, Carol Forrester is nothing if not ambitious. Her writing tries to cover every theme in human life and a lot of her work pulls inspiration from her own eccentric family in the rural wonders of Shropshire life.

7 Comments

  1. If I’ve enjoyed a post, I prefer to leave a comment … if my brain is working properly and I can put the words together, that is! Failing that, I’d definitely leave a Like.

    I do see the blogging world as a community and like to connect when it feels right to do so. The slightly shy part of me does tend to stick to those bloggers whom I already know – but every now and then I dip a toe in the water and end up somewhere new … like here! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing Susan’s post, Carol; it was an interesting and thoughtful read. 🙂

  2. Wow, love the insight of this post! I completely agree with you. It should be a joy interacting with others of common interest, whether replying OR commenting!
    (BTW! Just wanted to give you a heads up-remember the URL misspelling problem we spoke of in a previous conversation? I’ve resorted to making a completely BRAND NEW account and am in the process of completely switching to that blog in the near future…this time the URL is, FOR A FACT, wordsmithobservations.wordpress.com !!) And believe me, I checked like five times to make sure I got it right hahaha

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