Everyone knows the first rule to blogging: in order to spark conversation, generate comments, and get readers, you must read other people’s blogs- and comment!
But here’s a bit of backstory on that particular issue. My most favorite time to read blogs is right before I roll over and go to sleep. I whip out my phone, open my bloglovin’ app, and catch up with my friends via their blog posts. It makes me feel connected, and I love my little routine. However, I simply don’t comment anymore.
Instead, I lurk in the private confines of my app, switching on to the next post after finishing one up. I don’t put myself out there, and it’s starting to show. I was looking through some old posts recently, and noticed that, at minimum, I would get 6-8 comments each post. Now? I’m lucky if I get two.
Now please don’t get me wrong, my intention of this post isn’t to make my readers, my friends, feel guilty. I simply wonder if many of us are going through the same thing- finding ourselves not communicating on blogs because we’re mobile. Because lets face it, commenting on a post when you’re on your phone is a giant pain in the booty.
I simply don’t devote the computer time like I used to, because I can’t. My on-the-go-lifestyle doesn’t allow me to hang out with my laptop, and when it does, I’m legitimately working on posts for either here or (mostly) for Daily Mom.So, my fellow blogging friends, this is my solemn vow to improve. To interact the way I once did. To become a better networking blogger.
Can anyone reassure me that I’m not alone with this realization?
Please accept my sincere apology if the comment contains random toddler keyboard additions.