Monday, May 18, 2015

Pleasant Blog Conversations

      Blogging intrigues me. I do a post once in a while on some aspect of blogging. I think the last  post I did on blogging was about bloggers who just disappear. Poof! They're gone. No goodbye! I've done a post on blog comments. Today is another post on comments.

      The blog post together with comments becomes a genuine conversation. We write a post which says something or shows something. The topic can be a standard for a particular blogger or like me, I post about anything that happens to be rolling around in my head.

      I like to make comments on other bloggers's posts. People write very interesting things which promotes a reaction. As in a conversation, we reply and add to a comment or question for more information or validation. I follow some very excellent photo blogs. They are the kinds of things that catch your eye. Some photo blogs cleverly mix photos with prose or poetry.

    On my blog I reply to comments that are made the first day after the post. My conversation can say thanks, add to my post, widen the scope of what I said or just plain kibitz. Kibitz comes from teaching days where I had to carry on several conversations at once.

    I really have to be happy about the type of comment I get. I feel that someone has read the post and can make an honest and respectful comment. Some people have a great sense of humor and it comes through in the comment. Some people will always expand my thoughts and I will say , "Why didn't I write that?" Sometimes I'm just plane wrong. I like someone to tell me when I'm wrong. I get about 10 to 20 comments per post. I couldn't respond to any more. I only have so much time for blogging.

    I'm not sure how many active blogs I follow, but there is a limit to how many blogs I can comment on per day. I get frustrated on days when I'm busy and can't take time to think about my comment.

     Each blog and blogger is different. Each blog you open has something new and different.

    So with all the back and forth of posts and comments a very pleasant conversation takes place. Non bloggers don't know what they're missing.

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  1. Because I like to get interesting comments on my blog, I try to return the favor.
    I'm getting a late start tonight. I hope I can get throug my list. You are the first. .

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    1. Hey I'm # 1! Cool! It's a struggle sometimes when You have more than a blog for life.

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  2. You got that right Red, non bloggers are missing out on a lot of interaction and great people living all over the world! Like you! :)

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    1. It's really surprising how far and wide we go. I get a lot of readers who come from your blog. Thanks.

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  3. It is time consuming but I too enjoy it.

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    1. Sometimes it's pretty brief with me.

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  4. Yes what you said about comment in post is true. I too like to read others post and put comments on them. I have come across many types of bloggers and i love to read their informative post...

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    1. Each blogger is different and that makes it interesting. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  5. To follow the blogs is fun but a lot of work sometimes to comment all of them. When people comment on my blog I am to tired to comment them as well, but I do comment on their blogs too. So when you comment on my blog I appriciate that very much and comment on your blog as well.

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    1. I have blogs I follow that I don't comment on because I just don't have the time.

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  6. I come to this amazing conclusion Red - If every human being in the world had their own blog, they would all be different.

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    1. Maybe we wouldn't have people fighting with each other!

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  7. I think the interaction between bloggers is one of my favourite things about this social media. You exchange ideas and read what other people say. And I agree that non bloggers don't know what they're missing. It's a very fascinating online world and you get to meet people from all over. I also don't always have time to comment as much as I'd like, so I do the best I can. Some blogs I don't comment at all; just read the post.

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    1. I also read some posts but rarely or never comment. It sometimes gets busy around here and I don't get to the computer.

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  8. And I get to make the first comment!
    I couldn't agree more about non-bloggers. It's difficult to explain to them the enjoyment we get from writing something and having another person react with an observation or encouragement.

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    1. Writers know what it's like to get feed back. I had kids read each others writing and talk about it. They got to hear from somebody else other than the teacher.

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  9. When I first saw the Robin, it caught my eye and I thought "Red has a Robin nest near by", which your post was not about. Very well done post and the comments are what binds the post together. I agree with you about the differences in the Blogs. I have quite a variety (not too many) and enjoy our differences most definitely. I learn things I did not know through Bloggers in different countries etc. Photography and Posts are like virtual Teachers, eh. Have a wonderful day.

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    1. I notice you keep limits on your blog which allows you control of the situation. When you make a post it's a dandy.

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  10. It is always fun to hear from the community you are part of. We share a lot of our lives with many and find similarities with each other.

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    1. We also make amazing discoveries.

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  11. I couldn't agree more. I don't answer my commenters unless they ask me a question, because I get too many and I DO have a life outside of the blogosphere. It's a lovely way to make friends all over the world, too! :-)

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    1. You are definitely in control. Spending the hours you spend hiking limits the time you have for blogging. I just learned something when I looked at the word "commenter" Spell check won't let me use it. I wonder if we should be using commentator?

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  12. i don't respond to comments on my blog unless someone asks a question - then i try to respond via email or go to their site to leave a response. i don't think many folks can go back to the original blog they commented on to see if a response was left by the blog owner. as you said, blogging takes a lot of time. so often, i leave quick comments and it's on to the next blog. others take such care to leave comments that it makes me feel like i'm just glossing over my (too-large) reading list. i try to pare down, but then there are others who stop in that i don't follow and i feel like i should return the visit. that takes even more time, tracking down their blog and commenting. still, i have been blessed to give it the time i have for 5 years and it has broadened my scope and narrowed this big world. :)

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    1. I certainly admire you for the huge effort you put in. Ya gotta have skills.

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    2. I agree is Tex! Rather than spending time responding to each person, unless it is a question, I choose to spend time reading that person's blog! I've learned so much and found some wonderful people who write! Often I will just wite back using their email, as you know!

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  13. Red I enjoy your blog so much. I am glad that I found it!

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  14. I enjoy the interaction on my blog and by visiting as many as I can. at least once or twice a week. I love it and have made many new blogging friends all over the world. Non-bloggers have no idea what they are missing!

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    1. Now I understand why you can visit my blog on a regular basis. You'r organized!

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  15. You are so right Red. It's an interesting and unique world, the one of blogging. Not least because theoretically the topic or some extension thereof, could keep going in the comments... Forever!

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    1. There definitely is the possibility of a comment theme going on forever. Interesting concept.

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  16. First of all my friend. Looks like the early bird got the worm.
    I used to see many but a few but then second thought Moma Robin must be sitting on the eggs. They used to sit in my big pine tree and I would see them fly out. So I figure there must have been a cat. They moved on. I agree with Terri Non Bloggers have no idea what they are missing. I may not blog right on the spot but then I do go back later and blog a message and more if I have missed some..

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    1. Here the crows take a heavy toll on young robins from the nests. We do have to organize our time and if we don't have time we shouldn't feel guilty about not posting.

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  17. I like to reply back in comments, but I find I seem to never get caught up on those last comments two or three days after the post has been made.

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    1. I really appreciate your replies to comments and the photos you post on your blog.

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  18. I agree, and when I have told a few people that I blog, I think I've raised an eyebrow or two. Don't quite know what to make of that but they really don't know what they're missing do they?

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    1. Many people don't know how the blogosphere works, but then i didn't when I started. I didn't know what I was getting into.

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    2. To be honest I didn't either. It was a delightful surprise.

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  19. thanks for visiting my blog. I believe you visit my daughter's blog "My Ranch Life". I too try to comment on the ones that comment on my blog but time has a way of speeding by and I don't always manage. I try and am thankful for the few that comment on my blog.
    MB

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    1. Comments are what really adds to the interest of the blog. I really like My Ranch life as about 60 years ago I was a farm kid.

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  20. I always look forward to your comments, Red! I really do.

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  21. Commenting and getting comments is a fun part of blogging. Otherwise one's blog would be a diary, I guess!

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  22. The responses are the reward & INSPIRATION FOR ME to continue writing They make it all worth while...:)

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  23. Bloggers are the best! I always find something interesting on your blog. Love the robin photo!

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  24. I found many of the responses as interesting as the original post and, as you said, the 'conversation' is an important part of blogging. I purposely keep my Blogland quite small so that I can respond and have these conversations because, as many have said, most of us have a life outside of Blogland too.

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  25. Giving and getting comments is always fun and rewarding. I do enjoy your blog and the many topics you write about. Also, that's a fine Robin photo you posted! lol.

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  26. Red I couldn't agree more in regards to non-bloggers don't know what they're missing. I miss my blog when I'm too busy to post or visit with those whom I've been conversing with over the years. I've been fortunate enough to actually meet a few of my blogger friends, two from the same city I'm in, two from Australia and one who lives in California. The really neat thing is when we met in person it was like we were long time friends. There's times when I've thought I should just give up the blog, but then I know without a doubt I'd miss you too much if I did this! Over the years I've come to treasure your comments and I view you as a friend and friends don't just disappear on friends! Have yourself a wonderful weekend... a bit early on this but who knows what I might be up to tomorrow, you know how I am! lol

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