Thursday, February 12, 2009

Think About It Thursday

I thought to try something new so here is my
Think About It Thursday
question for you:

Do you only comment the Blogs that comment on yours?

I know personally I read and follow the blogs that intrest me. I don't base it on the bloggers that comment on my posts. I certainly check out new blogs based on my comments. But I don't only comment because you comment here. I follow and comment cause I love what you do and I hope goes the same for you.

I only ask because I noticed something and wanted to hear what you thought. So with that said, "What do you think?"

17 comments:

jen.at.work said...

I usually only comment when something strikes me in what I'm reading.

I'm definately guilty of reading much more than I comment. It also has to do with the fact that I use google reader to keep up on all my blogs and commenting means that I must click on the blog and actually go there to comment.

I'd like to be a better commenter though.

Having someone comment on my blog definately helps though! It makes me feel like I should return the favor and look a little more intently for something to say to them.

Danielle said...

I read a lot... and comment a little. I usually comment a select few people every day as well. Anmd I rarely comment on posts that already have 70 comments.

EP said...

Interesting question!

Whenever I get my hands on a new blog, I will comment if I have something to say. I like to comment or at least read the people's blogs who read mine, but I like expanding my reading list, so it's not all them.

Lori said...

for me it depends. I usually read the blogs of people who comment on mine and I may leave them a comment too if I find what I read interesting, but that doesn't mean I'll go back to read again. lately I don't even comment on all the post I read regularly because I don't always have time to put into the answer and don't want to just answer to answer

Classy in Philadelphia said...

I do try to comment on the blogs that comment me. I only add blogs that really interest me to my reader though, and then I try to comment regularly.

Jacqueline said...

I comment on most of what I read, although sometimes I just don't have anything worth contributing to add to the comments.

Amanda. said...

Nope. I have a certain list
of blogs that I read every
single day...and when I read
them...I comment on that. Even
if they don't comment on me.
Because psh...whatever. I don't
care. And I actually really
enjoy leaving comments. So
I'll do it no matter what.

La Petite Belle said...

Not at all. IO only comment on my favorite blogs, actually I had to cut down recently on my favorite blogs because I just didn't have the time. But I don't expect my favorite bloggers to comment on my blog, in fact many of them don't comment on mine.

Louise said...

Good thoughts, I do wander onto different blogs but don't always comment even on blogs that I read regularly.....I guess what I am saying is I don't always comment on blogs I read I could be labeled a lurker on most blogs.

Steph said...

Ahhh I'm a horrible commenter.. (though kind of ironic given that I'm saying that in a comment). But I read a lot of blogs and leave them unread in my google reader so that I'll try to comment on them, but i rarely have the time and they just pile up. So I usually just get overwhelmed and mark all as read. I need a better system. So whether or not they comment on my blog isn't really why I comment. Though if people do comment on my blog it helps me to be able to add them to my reader.

thatShortChick said...

I only comment when I have something to say. and if someone new comments on my blog then I make a point to visit their blog and leave a comment.

Pam said...

This week has been a bit off for me. But what I usually try to do is comment on the blogs that interest me. The ones that I read daily and enjoy the most. Having said that- if someone 'new' comments on my blog- I do like to return the favor and will hop over to their site and leave a comment. I usually end up with another daily read then- but not always. When I get super busy- like right now- I read lots of posts in my reader, but comment on the few that really got my inerest. I know this sounds crazy- but I get turned off by blogs that have 70+ comments. I know with that many comments, I am just lost in the shuffle and I like to feel connected to the blogs I comment on.

Katelin said...

i definitely comment on everyone who comments on my blog. but i do venture out and check out other people listed in blogrolls and what not, i'm always expanding what blogs i read.

Missy said...

I am guilty of only commenting if you comment on mine. I like comments, and it takes a lot of time to go through and read my bloggy friends' blogs - so I comment on theirs, and they comment on mine. I am annoyed if I take the time to read and comment, and then get no comment or reply email in return. I have cut back a lot on my reading and commenting over the past couple of months and I feel guilty about it.
Oh, and I will not comment on blogs with lots of comments already. I would rather stick with the blogs with fewer readers - I like to feel important! :)

MarvelousMOM said...

I usually comment on everyone that I read even when those people don't comment at all or even often on my blog. Sometimes I wonder if they even read, but that doesn't keep me from reading and commenting on them.

I never thought I would care about comments, but I really enjoy them and what people have to say. Their opinions, thoughts, and advice really come in handy.

scrappysue said...

if someone new to my blog comments, i always go say hi and generally comment, but i don't have a hard and fast rule. like you, i comment on blogs that interest me

Sarah Elizabeth said...

I somtimes discover new blogs through my commenters, but I definitely don't just comment on theirs because they do so on mine. If I'm not into it I usually won't read it - there is just not enough time to be polite!