The Importance Of Commenting

I’ve been in bit of a blogging slump, so I was really excited when Jess @ Princessica of Books offered to guest post for me! I’d hosted her here on Bookish Serendipity before, and she’s so incredibly fun. Today, she’s bringing us a guest post about the importance of commenting! This is a really interesting post, and I hope you enjoy it.

After you read this post, you can check out her blog, Princessica of Books!

The Importance Of Commenting

If you ask a blogger what their favorite thing about blogging is, they’ll most likely interaction, commenting, or something along those lines. And it’s true! I love getting comments just as much as I love comments. I’ll admit that it does take a while to comment, while also responding to your own comments, writing new content, reading, and who knows what us bookworms do. However, it’s important that we all take a few minutes (or hours…) everyday to leave some love to our favorite, small, big, and friendly bloggers.

Gets YOUR Name Out There!

If you’re only blogging for yourself and maybe you are a newbie blogger (or not, to be honest this applies to all bloggers), then this reason will definitely appeal to you. From personal experience, the more I see your name, the more likely I’m going to visit your blog and leave a comment myself. I like to give back to my readers and that’s one way I can do so.

Shows Appreciation!

Every time I get a comment on my blog, I get so happy because it means that someone actually visited my blog, read the content, and enjoyed it! I put a lot of work into all my posts, even this one. It feels good to know that someone else appreciates it all the time and effort I put into each post.

Interaction = Relationships

If we have books in common or maybe ideas, even, let me know! That’s how friendships are formed and you bet that all of us are always in constant search for friends. I’d love to discuss it more with you and hear what you have to think as well.

Your Opinion Matters!

Even if you are disagreeing with the discussion or post, your perspective matters! Especially with discussions, there are so many sides to it. You may have experienced more than me and therefore have a better judgement. If you politely let me know, you’ll broaden my horizon and I can do better in the future. You have no idea how many times I read a comment and say, “Hmm, I never thought about that.”

These are the four main reasons why I think commenting matters. What do you think?

3Inm5q4UJess is your local blogger, bibliophile, feminist, and future cat-lady. She enjoys supporting her local library and absolutely adores indie bookstores. When she is not reading or doing any other bookish sorts, she is probably listening to Troye Sivan, tweeting (@PrincessicaOB), or doing schoolwork [yes, although she hates it, she is quite responsible]. Feel free to chat with her on TwitterGoodreadsInstagram or email her at princessiccaaaa[at]gmail[dot]com. Yes, two c’s and four a’s.

8 Comments on Guest Post – The Important Of Commenting

  1. Amanda Marie
    April 7, 2016 at 6:50 am (12 months ago)

    I try to comment when I have something to say. Sometimes when I read a post I can’t think of anything to really say besides “Great post” and I don’t like leaving comments like that. I much prefer to leave meaningful comments that actually add to whatever the blogger has written.
    Yeah, commenting takes time and I don’t comment near as much as I should. Basically, my commenting goes in spurts. If I have something to say, I’ll say it. If I don’t have something to say, I won’t rack my brain trying to think of something.
    I hope this comment makes some sense since this is the way I comment. Thanks for writing the post and I hope you have a great rest of the week.
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  2. Joe
    April 7, 2016 at 8:01 am (12 months ago)

    Great post, we invest a few hours everyday to read posts like this and craft a grateful comment to show our appreciation for the love of commenting.

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  3. Elise
    April 7, 2016 at 8:27 am (12 months ago)

    Great post! I’m always hoping that people will comment on my posts, but so far am not getting many comments. I do try to comment on the blogs I read though! Anybody have any tips for getting some discussions going on blog posts? I don’t seem to be a natural at getting people to really interact through my blog, although I have plenty of readers.

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    • Jessica
      April 7, 2016 at 4:38 pm (12 months ago)

      Hi Heather! Jessica here. I just checked out your blog, and it looks great! I’ve found that adding a question at the bottom of my posts (Jess has a great one for this guest post!), as well as just generally writing posts that are more discussion-focused tend to do the trick for me. Even for reviews, you can pose a question to your readers about a certain element of the book (for example, “Have you ever read any other sports-focused books before? Which ones would you suggest?” etc). I definitely recommend checking out this post from TNC (http://www.melyssagriffin.com/better-blogging-how-to-build-community/). It’s been a great resource for me!

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  4. Johnna LaFaith
    April 7, 2016 at 12:01 pm (12 months ago)

    I recently talked about this on my own blog. Commenting is probably the MOST important thing a blogger can do. It goes a long way, doesn’t it. You made great points here. And I LOVE guest posts. Bloggers working together is so cool. xx

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  5. Helen
    April 7, 2016 at 3:57 pm (12 months ago)

    I LOVE commenting! It lets the blogger know that their post made an impact on someone, and I know that feels amazing – when someone comments on my post, I DIE OF HAPPINESS. It’s an amazing feeling, and you connect! Readers who regularly comment are the best!
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  6. Kristine
    April 7, 2016 at 4:00 pm (12 months ago)

    I’ll almost always leave a comment if it sparks an opinion out of me. Most of which is always a positive one. Although I don’t personally like leaving just “good posts” or “great read” I still appreciate those simple comments on my posts 😀 Commenting opens doors to the whole blogging community. You actually feel like a part of a community when you make it a point to interact and connect with other bloggers. Thanks for the read!

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  7. Angelica
    April 8, 2016 at 12:26 am (12 months ago)

    When I first started blogging, I had no idea how to get my name out there! I just assumed people would accidentally stumble upon my blog and send me all their love. I was shy at commenting on other blogs but when I finally started doing it, I interacted with awesome people which is really great. 😀
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