So it’s been a while since I’ve written my thoughts about blogging and the anime community but once again I have a reason to do so. Because some things are bugging me.
I’m paranoid. Certainly not hospital admission level paranoid but there are things that are constantly getting to me about blogging. I like to imagine that the people on my blogroll are my war comrades and time is the enemy. As we battle time some of us are killed and it’s only a matter of time before we all go down. Some of us will last for a long time but others may die sooner than i’d like. I am in this for the long haul because I understand how the imaginary battle works. That and I enjoy blogging. The whole idea of people giving up and moving on bugs me a little for some reason. But ignore that, the real reason I’m posting this is about comments.
RIP Osu!Kono ☆‘s blog
I have noticed a pattern in blogging and comments which I’m really thinking about. I value everybody’s comments and I love to read other peoples comments. But is my comment valuable to someone else if I reply to their comment or post a comment on their blog.
However comments do differ in value. If a youtube video has over 100 comments and your comment is only one sentence in the grand scheme of things that comment isn’t very valuable. A blog comment is more personal so I know when a I respond to an anime post with a comment that person will read the comment. They probably appreciate everyones comments. I know I do.
Comments and commenting are important to me. No i’m not going to marry them but I feel that comments are the thing that keeps me around. View counts are like the Shu of anime blogging and don’t really matter but comments are like chocolates. More of them are better. I find it easy to comment in some places and hard to comment in others and I’m struggling to understand why. Has anyone else had this problem?
Currently there is two places I can’t bring myself to comment.
One is my blogging idol and the reason I got into blogging. No I won’t say who it is. I love his writing style but I can’t bring myself to commenton his blog because I feel leaving a comment would be like entering his house without permitting. Maybe I’m just star struck.
Second is a really funny blog I read on occasion. The problem is that everything the blogger says is a joke. Do I leave a joke as a comment or do I happily keep reading the blog without commenting?
I know I’m not the only one who has problems with commenting but I think that’s because I’m reserved in nature. This is the ranting of 21 year old male so I can only imagine the problems teenagers have.