Old Navy tee and jeans; Nordstom reversible tote; Nike Internationalist sneakers; Rayban Wayfarer sunnies; Baublebar Constellation pendant and bracelet.
I’ve been noticing a trend with blog comments lately, and that is that they are turning non existent. I’m not sure if it is because it’s summer and everyone is busy, but all across the board on most of the blogs I read they seem to be waning. I’ve read a couple of articles lately about this, about how blogging is dead and comments are dead and I sort of agree. You see, I used to comment a lot on a ton of different blogs. It took a lot of time and often enough it was simply a business move. If you comment on them they comment back and it is a circular type of thing. I’d get a lot of comments that you could tell were done for commenting sake (which is fine), but weren’t that in depth or meaningful. It was something that everyone did though, and it became a way to meet new people and interact.
While my blog comments have gone downhill pretty drastically over the past couple of months, my page views have stayed pretty consistent. This shows that while folks aren’t engaging through comments, they ARE still reading. Which obviously makes me happy;) BUT, it make me think that blogging has changed in a big way since I began about four years ago. The days of multiple sponsorships and tons of comments seem to be over, with Instagram taking over as the new blogging platform. I think Instagram is popular because it has the same visual appeal as a blog, yet it can be digested in smaller bits. Reading a blog and taking the time to comment is more than a lot of people are willing to do nowadays (myself included), and it is showing in comments and other forms of engagement.
While I’m not commenting much on any platform much right now, I AM reading and enjoying my favorite blogs as much as I ever was. I truly enjoy keeping up with what my fellow bloggers are doing and can’t imaging not reading on a daily basis. I comment when I can, when I am feeling a need to say something because I want to and not because I have to. I hope when people comment here it is for the same reason. I love writing posts that drive people to interact and think, yet I know that some posts are just more visual and don’t require an answer back, and that is OKAY.
Tell me, how do you comment on blogs these days?