Tell Me Something Tuesday: Commenting

Posted September 14, 2021 by Berls in Tell Me Something Tuesday / 8 Comments

Tell Me Something Tuesday

Tell Me Something Tuesday was hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings, but she has (temporarily?) stopped blogging. So a group of us that had been doing posts (Linda from Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell, Karen from For What It’s Worth, Roberta from Offbeat YA, Jen from That’s What I’m Talking About  and me) decided to get together, come up with some more topics and keep the meme going.Michelle made us a logo and we’re off and running. For more details, check out this post where I reintroduced the meme.

I can be sporadic, but when I do join in I will always share next week’s topic at the end of the post. So, today is about…

When does it become too late to comment on a blog post?

Ok, this was my question and I’m SUPER curious to know what people think. The reason I ask is, I’m a HORRIBLE blog visitor. I don’t visit nearly as often as I like and a lot of times, by time I’m reading a post, it’s a month or so late. And I feel dumb commenting. Like, you’re going to get that comment notification and be like, “you just read this?”

And yet, if people visit me late, I don’t mind at all. But I don’t get comments generally more than like a week later… so I wonder, is that a good rule of thumb? Visit within the week? I know that for me, I use Feedly to visit blog posts for the most part. I save posts to read later and then as I’m reading through, I mark them as read. But sometimes I don’t have time to comment so I save them. And then on Sundays I clear the feed… even if I haven’t commented. I think I also feel like, if I see the number of posts that I need to go back and comment on climbing into the 20s, 30s, etc, I will feel overwhelmed. So I clear the slate.

What about you? When do you think it’s too late to comment on a blog post?

Next week’s topic: Have you ever bought a book just because you fell in love with the cover? And did such book live up to it?

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Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, mom to the cutest, happiest, best 1 year old and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 20 year old on the planet. My family mean everything to me and they appear frequently in the Sunday Post with Berls. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!



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8 responses to “Tell Me Something Tuesday: Commenting

  1. I only realised after reading your post that I interpreted the question in a different manner – as in, if you stumble upon an old post, do you comment, and if yes, how old? My answer to THAT question would be yes, no matter how old, if the blogger usually replies to their comments, because that way I can be reasonably sure that my comment won’t be for nothing (I know that sometimes bloggers don’t notice/get notifications about comments on old posts, so the only way to be sure about their reading them is a reply). But that wasn’t your real question, was it? So, to answer it, I try to keep up, but if a blogger posts something new before I have the time to comment on the old, I tend to comment on their most recent post, unless I have a special interest in the older post’s content (like in this case). Then again, in an ideal world, posts never get too old (unless they’re a weekly or monthly recap from weeks or months ago LOL).

  2. I still get comments on 10 year old posts and I’m fine with that. If you find a post interesting, I see no reason not to comment on it no matter how old it is..

  3. I don’t really mind when someone comments, at least they commented…lol. I know everyone is busy, have millions of blogs to look at so if someone finally gets to one of my post and wants to comment…yay! 🙂 I am really bad at commenting on time too!

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  4. I don’t think it’s ever too late but some people close comments after 30 days or something. I try to get to everything with a couple days but the exception is if I am reading a book I save for later until I have written my review. I also use and love Feedly.

    I do similar to Stephanie on clearing comments, then Feedly. If I don’t have anything to say I do like or Tweet the post.

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  5. I used to be a fantastic daily comementor but now I get to it every few days and I feel bad because I know I miss posts but I do my best.

    I think that’s all we can do and no comment is too. late.

    I know I have posts that get no traction for a few days or even a week and then all of a sudden everyone pops by and leaves one sot hat’s nice.

    Karen @For What It’s Worth

  6. I’m not very good at visiting blogs on a regular basis, but if I do find an old post that I’ve enjoyed I do leave a comment. The only time I haven’t is when the blog is clearly inactive and has been for a while.

  7. I actually really like your current method. The fact is that you won’t be able to reach everyone every time. I do try to prioritize responding to comments on my blog first. Then I move on to people who visit me and read some of their stuff and comment. If I can’t leave a meaningful comment, I’ll share the post on Twitter to help boost it.

    I think I’m definitely going to start clearing my own Feedly Sunday nights to help curb being overwhelmed. Thanks for sharing!!

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