Here are some thoughts from this week:
I have found some terrific new blogs and websites, made new connections, and increased my own blog hits. So I do think it’s a very worthwhile exercise, but one I know I cannot sustain at the five-a-day pace over the long term.I have a reason to highlight these three thoughts. While the amount of comments may be more than you choose to keep up later, it is intended to make you “practice” so that commenting can become more second-nature. The more you do it, the easier it becomes and the less time it takes. I also wanted to address Libby’s thought that interviews don’t always seem to inspire commenting. Having been both interviewer and interviewee, I would say that there is no better place to see a comment than on an interview post. Both parties put a lot of effort into it, and we love to see that people enjoyed it or for that matter, read it. There are two more days of the Winter Blog Blast Tour and lots of great places to say, “Hey, I liked what you wrote here.”
I know how much I like to get comments on my blog, so that motivates me as well! ... It also hits home the idea of writing fluency for me. At first I would agonize over what I was going to write, now I don’t second guess myself so much.
BTW the coincidence of the Comment Challenge with the WBBT has actually slowed me down a bit while I love the interviews, they don’t necessarily call out to me for comment, more for savoring.