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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Comments schmomments

Not too long ago, I talk to C about the number of comments he receives on certain posts and the number he doesn’t receive on others. He feels like there are posts that he considers to be quite good (if not sparkling) that no one makes a comment on, and they should.

I tell him that it happens.

There are times where I write and consider my words to be verging on brilliant, and not a peep is heard from my peeps. Then, there is a time where I post about making couscous (which I thought was ridiculous) and BAM! fourteen comments in one day.

What’s even more interesting about the semolina story was that I didn’t throw in a filthy sex story, or a naked picture of me to get the audience’s attention - that might turn people off, or attract them in droves, like watching a bloody car accident on the highway.

So, after mulling this in my head, I play Devil's Advocate and ask whether the number of comments matter in the end, or is all about a ratio of hits-to-comments ratio?

Maybe I should start writing about food on a daily basis to see what happens. That, or I'll post some naked pictures.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I mentioned the crazyness of what types of blog entries get the most comments. Sometimes I get the idea that I should not bother with having comments on my blog, cause of course the kinds of posts I have, have guys saying "oh that made me so hot" (no, they weren't talking about me - lol).

At other times I actually try to post something interesting or fun, and get nadda comments.

Still, its nice for a visitor to at least acknowledge the work ya put into a blog entry, no matter how silly.

But ... umm .. let me know when you post naked pics of yourself. I'm sure you would get tons of comments! lol

March 25, 2008 1:41 am  
Blogger Kelly said...

how about naked pictures of you cooking...hmmmm? imagine all the comments about the food you would get....tee hee

March 25, 2008 7:01 am  
Blogger tornwordo said...

My post of how to make fries always gets the most hits. Recipe blogs get lots of traffic.

March 25, 2008 7:23 am  
Blogger about a boy said...

you are so needy. :)

i try to always comment. try being the key word there.

March 25, 2008 10:20 am  
Blogger Random Thinker said...

if you had more than 8 readers, you might get a lot more posts.

i suggest that you start putting random statements into your posts. the naked pictures reference was a good one.

next time use a celebrity's name in the same statement - google would reward you with prominent hits. Perhaps "miley cyrus naked pictures" might get you tens of thousands of readers. then maybe a few more comments!

March 25, 2008 10:26 am  
Anonymous photogreg said...

I noticed the same thing on my blog. The personal posts in which I pour my heart out sometimes receive no comments, but when I post a hot hung naked man the comments arise so to speak.

It doesn't bother me, though. I welcome comments from any post, and I try to comment frequently on other blogs.

I promise I'll comment everytime you post a naked pic of you!

March 25, 2008 10:46 am  
Blogger Swiss Michael said...

Funny thing is that I got your attention in a comment you left on Jesse Archer's blog... about comments! ever since then i have enjoyed your posts.

I mainly don't leave comments because of insecurity reasons... just don't think anyone cares about what I have to say. Haha...

March 25, 2008 2:52 pm  
Blogger DavisMcDavis said...

Do whatever you'd like, but I bet one of those ideas is going to be more popular than the other one.

March 25, 2008 3:43 pm  
Blogger Chris said...

I thought my Starbucks post was absolutely hysterical, but nothing.

It's one of those things that we'll never understand. Like why Perez Hilton is popular.

March 25, 2008 3:48 pm  
Blogger vodka&crackers said...

12 of 12 gets a lot of hits. But you have to link back to the guy who invented it.

And I read your blog, but don't let this affect your decision to put up naked pictures ;)

March 25, 2008 4:11 pm  
Blogger dit said...

I find I get the most hits when I post anything that has the words Jake and gyllenhaal. lol

Goods luck figuring it out. I enjoy most of your posts. Thanks.

March 25, 2008 7:34 pm  
Blogger Rusty said...

I think I need to give my six readers lessons on how to comment. I am more surprised when I get a comment than when I don't.

I'd still like to see the naked pictures.

March 25, 2008 8:17 pm  
Blogger Doghigh said...

Sex and cookies make the world go round.

March 26, 2008 3:30 pm  
Blogger Phronk said...

Yeah I get confused by this too. I put up brilliant and controversial stuff that should be discussed and analyzed, but get no comments. Then some random thing mentioned in a throwaway post will get people talking.

In my head, I like to think that my brilliant writings are just so mindblowing that people are left speechless. Or just don't know how to react. Same thing with your blog, probably.

March 26, 2008 8:50 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

makes no sense. bloggers and readers are funny bunch.

March 27, 2008 12:23 am  
Blogger Superchilled said...

Curiously I've written posts I was proud of - without comments - that I might get an email about weeks or months later saying something about how it has influenced that person, or how they really appreciated it etc... and I have come to realise that you don't necessarily need instant feedback to be making an impact.

April 02, 2008 11:46 am  

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