What Are Comments, Really?  

clevergirl4U 58F
1461 posts
3/31/2006 9:34 am

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What Are Comments, Really?

<-----------------Me, NATURALLY :)This is the last of a series of photos, explained in previous blogs. B)

As I have cruised around Blogland, I have observed that not only does every blogger have their own, unique style of writing, but every blogger also seems to attract/encourage the same unique category of comments. For some, the comments seem to serve as a cheering section...a source of encouragement and support for the blogger. For others, the comments serve as a goofy and irreverent form of comraderie. Others write on either serious or controversial topics which seem to attract a variety of comments, some contrary to the perspective of the writer.

So, in no particular order:

Do you have expectations for the comments made on your blog? Do you encourage a dialogue when you post on a controversial topic and take a controversial stand? Apart from vulgar or inappropriate comments, do you ever delete comments? Why or why not? (Yes, I DO appreciate that some bloggers EXPECT vulgar and inappropriate comments. )If you come across a blog that discusses a subject that you may have strong feeling about, do you write a comment positing your reaction and thoughts? Why or why not? Do you always have "something to say" when you comment, or are you sometimes just saying "hello"? How long is "TOO LONG" for a comment? I really am curious about this and I get to be a comment whore while I'm at it...


papyrina 50F
21133 posts
3/31/2006 10:16 am

i just hope from my blog and so called style that i make some one smile and as a rule i get comments that make me smile back.

in saying that some comments have been so sweet i've balled my eyes lol,today is one of those days.


I'm a

and
i'm here to stay


clevergirl4U 58F

3/31/2006 1:29 pm

    Quoting papyrina:
    i just hope from my blog and so called style that i make some one smile and as a rule i get comments that make me smile back.

    in saying that some comments have been so sweet i've balled my eyes lol,today is one of those days.
I get comments that make me cry all the time, but not in a GOOD way

Only teasing Papy, I DO know what you mean. I occasionally get an email that makes me feel that way. In fact, I got one recently that was so tender it HURT.


MisterPriapus 56M
6980 posts
4/1/2006 11:46 am

ummm... I'd have to go with "All Of The Above" in regards to Comment-types I receive and leave, and the only one I've ever found offensive enough to delete was a Comment-Whoremaster who'd commented all over Blogsville. I've since calmed down considerably in my reaction to such rude behavior, and exact my revenge on them satirically.

Hope this helped...

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Been a while since they last let me out into polite society. Resurfacing, catching a breath, & catching up.



And while I got my Broad-Brimmed Pimping Hat on, could I cajole all of y'all to Comment on, Alone In A Cloud? It's probably the best thing that I've written!

Lately...

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swlaman1 65M

4/1/2006 3:11 pm

Well if you remember, I only got in to this blogging thing because I missed your “nakie” shot by about a week. (I went back and checked to be sure).

I now spend a couple evenings a week blog hunting. When I encounter someone who has something interesting, funny, profound, or that I like but couldn’t say why, I add a comment. ?
So far I have been made to laugh out loud, cry, get pissed off, and squeal with delight. I have even been “set straight” once or twice. All part of the game. But since I don’t have a blog, and don’t have any intention of starting one I can only speak from the perspective of a commenter (that’s different from a commentator isn’t it?) Why do I do this? Because a different and radically new (to me anyway) perspective keeps life vital. It keeps one from becoming locked into a single world view. And it’s a damned lot of fun too!

Would I respond to a blog that I have a strong feelings for or against. Yes, but not with “vulgar or inappropriate comments”. It’s too easy just to click on another blog than to waste energy on the unworthy.

Now for the photo’s. In each successive one you appear to have grown more attractive and stronger. All the way up to the “eyes” shot that lured me here. So don’t throw away those scissors just yet. (But if you insist, hide the bleach.) You will need them to cut your self out of the chrysalis before you fly away. And I know you can WW!

Oh, be grateful that your hair styles never included facial hair and the old disappearing hair trick.

Peace.


clevergirl4U 58F

4/2/2006 4:20 am

    Quoting swlaman1:
    Well if you remember, I only got in to this blogging thing because I missed your “nakie” shot by about a week. (I went back and checked to be sure).

    I now spend a couple evenings a week blog hunting. When I encounter someone who has something interesting, funny, profound, or that I like but couldn’t say why, I add a comment. ?
    So far I have been made to laugh out loud, cry, get pissed off, and squeal with delight. I have even been “set straight” once or twice. All part of the game. But since I don’t have a blog, and don’t have any intention of starting one I can only speak from the perspective of a commenter (that’s different from a commentator isn’t it?) Why do I do this? Because a different and radically new (to me anyway) perspective keeps life vital. It keeps one from becoming locked into a single world view. And it’s a damned lot of fun too!

    Would I respond to a blog that I have a strong feelings for or against. Yes, but not with “vulgar or inappropriate comments”. It’s too easy just to click on another blog than to waste energy on the unworthy.

    Now for the photo’s. In each successive one you appear to have grown more attractive and stronger. All the way up to the “eyes” shot that lured me here. So don’t throw away those scissors just yet. (But if you insist, hide the bleach.) You will need them to cut your self out of the chrysalis before you fly away. And I know you can WW!

    Oh, be grateful that your hair styles never included facial hair and the old disappearing hair trick.

    Peace.
ah, yes, the nakie shot...I had to get dressed to come over to Blogland

I've always appreciated your comments...they are longer than most and make it apparent that you have thought about what I have written. I think of my Blog as more of a forum for interaction than most, I think.


twirly_girl 47F

4/2/2006 2:46 pm

Well, I blog whatever I feel like blogging about.
Mostly I hope it will make someone smile or laugh.
I always hope someone has a nice response for me but it's not
expected. I'm usually shocked to get feedback or comments at
all on my blog. So every comment I get is fun to read.


I'm not one to usually post about controversial subjects
because I tend to shy away from aggressive and immature behaviors that seem to come from some people who can't
accept an opinion for what it is... an opinion. You know
what I refer to in this...

Anyway, I usually don't comment just to comment. If something REALLY strikes a nerve, then obviously, I'll post about it or comment about it in that persons blog. But usually I comment because I like the blog entry or just "feel" like responding. LOL

I've never deleted a comment and probably won't unless it's something really offensive to other people (ie: racist comments, hate comments, etc...) Vulgarity and whatnot don't bother me. But I will censor if it is aimed at someone other than me.

I like long comments (obviously LO.
If someone leaves me a one word comment then I have a hard time
responding because I'm not a short-winded writer. LOL Longer comments give you more to respond to. IMO

OT:
Hope you haven't wore out your new toilet with all that flushing.


-N

-Nikki


warmandsexy52 64M
13164 posts
4/2/2006 2:47 pm

Do you have expectations for the comments made on your blog?

I have no expectations at all. It's just nice to receive comments and see where they lead.

Do you encourage a dialogue when you post on a controversial topic and take a controversial stand?

I'm always on the lookout for things that I think are interesting. I usually have a certain take on an issue, or might put it a little on tilt. I'm not setting out to be controversial, although some of the things that interest me are, so they come out that way. People are free to comment rather than I'm actively encouraging them.

Apart from vulgar or inappropriate comments, do you ever delete comments?

Hardly ever. Once I deleted a comment because I was freaked out by what I thought was disturbing. The other time I removed my whole post because I felt that I had not articulated my thoughts clearly enough. Maybe I'm lucky in being visited by nice people, and if not plain nice they're naughty but nice!

If you come across a blog that discusses a subject that you may have strong feeling about, do you write a comment positing your reaction and thoughts? Why or why not?

Yes. Almost always. Blogging is about discourse and without being ourselves it all gets pretty bland and boring. There are the rare occasions when discretion is the better part of valour, but I value the openness and frankness of AdultFriendFinder. There are limits, but they are a bit further away than elsewhere - so you can say more.

Do you always have "something to say" when you comment, or are you sometimes just saying "hello"?

If I visit a blog I almost always comment. This is an interactive medium and commenting is all about participating. It as important as writing posts. Not to comment is a bit like going to a party and not engaging in conversation. It's very hard to keep up with everyone I want to, but I do keep a record, so if a lot of time goes by I try to remember to drop by. Which reminds me.......

How long is "TOO LONG" for a comment? I really am curious about this and I get to be a comment whore while I'm at it...

This is about as long as I'm likely to comment, otherwise I'll write a post and link it. It depends very much on what the post is all about, so a comment might be a smiley, a short remark, or somehing longer. On the whole it's best not to make blogs too heavily written. Fun comments, such as a flirtatious reply, are best kept short, and it's great to make people smile.

This is a great post that has made me reflect on what I do. Thanks.

warm xx


clevergirl4U 58F

4/2/2006 5:36 pm

    Quoting twirly_girl:
    Well, I blog whatever I feel like blogging about.
    Mostly I hope it will make someone smile or laugh.
    I always hope someone has a nice response for me but it's not
    expected. I'm usually shocked to get feedback or comments at
    all on my blog. So every comment I get is fun to read.


    I'm not one to usually post about controversial subjects
    because I tend to shy away from aggressive and immature behaviors that seem to come from some people who can't
    accept an opinion for what it is... an opinion. You know
    what I refer to in this...

    Anyway, I usually don't comment just to comment. If something REALLY strikes a nerve, then obviously, I'll post about it or comment about it in that persons blog. But usually I comment because I like the blog entry or just "feel" like responding. LOL

    I've never deleted a comment and probably won't unless it's something really offensive to other people (ie: racist comments, hate comments, etc...) Vulgarity and whatnot don't bother me. But I will censor if it is aimed at someone other than me.

    I like long comments (obviously LO.
    If someone leaves me a one word comment then I have a hard time
    responding because I'm not a short-winded writer. LOL Longer comments give you more to respond to. IMO

    OT:
    Hope you haven't wore out your new toilet with all that flushing.


    -N
Damn, girl....I WISH! The plumber has YET to show


clevergirl4U 58F

4/2/2006 5:40 pm

    Quoting warmandsexy52:

    Do you have expectations for the comments made on your blog?

    I have no expectations at all. It's just nice to receive comments and see where they lead.

    Do you encourage a dialogue when you post on a controversial topic and take a controversial stand?

    I'm always on the lookout for things that I think are interesting. I usually have a certain take on an issue, or might put it a little on tilt. I'm not setting out to be controversial, although some of the things that interest me are, so they come out that way. People are free to comment rather than I'm actively encouraging them.

    Apart from vulgar or inappropriate comments, do you ever delete comments?

    Hardly ever. Once I deleted a comment because I was freaked out by what I thought was disturbing. The other time I removed my whole post because I felt that I had not articulated my thoughts clearly enough. Maybe I'm lucky in being visited by nice people, and if not plain nice they're naughty but nice!

    If you come across a blog that discusses a subject that you may have strong feeling about, do you write a comment positing your reaction and thoughts? Why or why not?

    Yes. Almost always. Blogging is about discourse and without being ourselves it all gets pretty bland and boring. There are the rare occasions when discretion is the better part of valour, but I value the openness and frankness of AdultFriendFinder. There are limits, but they are a bit further away than elsewhere - so you can say more.

    Do you always have "something to say" when you comment, or are you sometimes just saying "hello"?

    If I visit a blog I almost always comment. This is an interactive medium and commenting is all about participating. It as important as writing posts. Not to comment is a bit like going to a party and not engaging in conversation. It's very hard to keep up with everyone I want to, but I do keep a record, so if a lot of time goes by I try to remember to drop by. Which reminds me.......

    How long is "TOO LONG" for a comment? I really am curious about this and I get to be a comment whore while I'm at it...

    This is about as long as I'm likely to comment, otherwise I'll write a post and link it. It depends very much on what the post is all about, so a comment might be a smiley, a short remark, or somehing longer. On the whole it's best not to make blogs too heavily written. Fun comments, such as a flirtatious reply, are best kept short, and it's great to make people smile.

    This is a great post that has made me reflect on what I do. Thanks.

    warm xx

OK...so you have given me what I consider the PERFECT COMMENT!

Thaks for visiting and for contributing so much of consequence to my blog


swlaman1 65M

4/2/2006 8:30 pm

You know clever, I'm not at all sure if I'm glad or sad that I missed that nakie shot. Anyway I'm here and yes, I do think about what you write before I comment. You are "clever" (intelligent) and it would be easy to look stupid by comparison. There's that and sometimes I just don't know when to shut up.

Peace."Shut up shutting up Rabbit.” Y. Sam


rm_1hotwahine 62F
21091 posts
4/3/2006 4:56 pm

oh, can I have
"goofy and irreverant form of comraderie" ?
I like that best. And with some sharp wit thrown in. That leads to even more goofy dialog.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


clevergirl4U 58F

4/4/2006 7:14 am

    Quoting rm_1hotwahine:
    oh, can I have
    "goofy and irreverant form of comraderie" ?
    I like that best. And with some sharp wit thrown in. That leads to even more goofy dialog.
Mostly I like the laughs, too. But every once in awhile, things get serious in here (my blog)and the gloves come off. I like either. I also don't censor, even when I know that a comment is going to provoke an "Oh Shit!" or "WTF!" response somewhere out there in Blogland.


BenefitsFriend69 57M/60F

4/8/2006 10:42 am

Great subject! I blog for three reasons, in this order:

1. To make people laugh,
2. To make people think, and
3. For therapy.

The comments are nice, but not required. I have found though, that when people comment, I read their blogs and read the people who write in their blogs. And I make new friends.

And, I like yours.

Hugs,
BF


HBowt2 58F

4/8/2006 1:19 pm

I blog for me...things I want to talk about or share.....I love to read the comments mainly to see if others get what I am saying and to see what they think about the things i have written.....


clevergirl4U 58F

4/8/2006 4:40 pm

    Quoting BenefitsFriend69:
    Great subject! I blog for three reasons, in this order:

    1. To make people laugh,
    2. To make people think, and
    3. For therapy.

    The comments are nice, but not required. I have found though, that when people comment, I read their blogs and read the people who write in their blogs. And I make new friends.

    And, I like yours.

    Hugs,
    BF
Well, thanks for visiting...hope to see more of you

I, too, use comments as a way to navigate and discover new writers.


clevergirl4U 58F

4/8/2006 4:42 pm

    Quoting rm_sexyfitwoman:
    I love blog banter and some feedback on what I'm saying and I also like to put my two cents worth in when I read something interesting.
I enjoy that banter, too.


clevergirl4U 58F

4/8/2006 4:47 pm

    Quoting HBowt2:
    I blog for me...things I want to talk about or share.....I love to read the comments mainly to see if others get what I am saying and to see what they think about the things i have written.....
Same here...blog for me, but appreciate the feedback. And sometimes it leads to an on-going dialogue, whick I ALSO enjoy.


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