Thursday, February 12, 2015
Responding to blog posts
A blog post, ideally, leads to a lively and interesting discussion, so every now and then I get frustrated when one of my posts leads to a lively and interesting discussion -- on Facebook! What should I do? Copy the discussion into another post? Ask the lovely people to comment on the blog instead? I asked this question, and got a lively and interesting answer from author Margaret Muir of "Under Admiralty Orders" fame.
Why do people reply on FB but not on the blog itself?
Here is my answer:
Regarding the commenting directly on blogs: I get frustrated with some blogs that you have to log into and identify words or numbers to prove you are not a robot. Sometimes I can't even read the numbers. Then there are posts that do not appear until they are moderated by the blogger. Then you might hope for a response to your comment but never get one. Then there is the fact that probably no one other than the blogger reads your comment. In consequence, I prefer to post on FB - its quick and easy, it gets aired to other readers and often gets an instant response - albeit just a 'LIKE' from the blogger or others. It's far more satisfying and saves time.
Excellent points! And I have to admit that I agree -- particularly when the blog is run by wordpress. Thank you, Margaret.