There are a few blogs that I read that don’t allow comments, or close them on a majority of posts, and it’s starting to get to me a bit now. While I’m all for the “your blog, your rules” thing, I hate to stop reading blogs I enjoy just for something that petty.
I know it’s petty, there are way more important things to be pissed about! But it gets to me.
When I read a post, specifically one I really like, I really want to say something! I want to get across to that person that I loved their writing, photo, video, that it made me think or moved me or helped me out. I am driven to make that connection to another person, to let them know that it registered with me. Sometimes I even leave comments that just say “I just wanted you to know I’ve read this” because I am so lost for words, but I want them to know that I have and that it meant something to me.
That’s a really important part of blogging to me; the community. Sure some of it is bitchy and back-biting and petty, but a lot of it is supportive and friendly and lovely and I like to give back to people who’ve inspired me so much, and a little comment here and there makes me feel like I am doing.
So I think I’m going to have to hit the “unsubscribe” button on a few of those blogs, because it really upsets me to be moved by something and unable to express it, and tweeting how awesome the post is just isn’t the same, it’s so impersonal. So, short of emailing those people with my comments, which may get on their nerves somewhat after a while, I’m just going to shuffle off into a the naughty corner of the blogosphere until you all forgive me!
(p.s. It can’t just be me with this issue???? Surely???)