Blog Azeroth just released a new Shared Topic for April 12th. An interesting topic indeed. The topic is the question: No comments = better bloggers?
In the current age of “Web 2.0″ and the constant interaction of web users with each other, I feel that the statement is misleading, and in my own opinion false. I am fairly new to the WoW Blogging community, and have yet to truly get my foot in the door; however, I have gotten several comments on my posts, and in turn replied to nearly all of them.
These comments range from “Nice Blog” to “Here’s what I think about the topic,” and I’d like to separate these kinds of comments to their main purpose in my mind.
To me, the “Nice Blog” comments are those that keep you going. The kind of comments that bring a little grin to your face when you read them. Especially for us fledgling bloggers. They provide that bit of encouragement to push forward, and continue to make that attempt of keeping your readers informed (whether you really have any readers or not). I have use them in this way myself.
The other “Here’s what I think about the topic” comments are those that provide you with a bit of direction. I have had several comments on a few articles specifically that either point out agreement on a subject, or catch potential mistakes, whether they are real mistakes, or a change in interpretation. A great example being those on my recent Paladin Predictions post. These are crucial to my further development of my blog. If I ever reach that pinnacle blogging plateau, I will continue to anticipate and relish these kinds of comments.
On a slightly different note, I try to actually accomodate and request comments. This not only gives me extra eyes on the article, but also allows my own perception of a topic to expand, given the views of others.