I was really wondering about this the past few weeks because I have been trying very hard to raise the comment count on each post. I’m getting an average of three but I look at some people’s blogs and I notice they have 30 to 40 comments on each post. How in the world I ask?
I know, they have a following but some of the blogs I go to have a ton of comments that are from themselves. That seems kind of odd to me. I remember reading in the beginning of my blogging adventures that it is advantageous to leave comments on your own posts, it just seems like cheating to me. It also seems a little selfish because if you are doing all of the comments on your own blog then you must be expecting a conversation in your comments. It must be nice to have that kind of following. You know, the kind that doesn’t care if you ever come and check out their blog.
I’m trying to visit more blogs. It is such a wonderful experience to go to other’s sites and read about their experiences. I get a lot of article ideas, like this one for instance. I visited a blog and she had 8 comments on an article and six of them were her own. hmmm. She’s supposed to be a pretty influential mom too. I just wonder about stats and why there is so much stock in them.
I have to remember an article I read at Mom Bloggers Club by Jennifer James saying that for every minute you waste tracking down your stats, that’s another minute you could have been using to make great content. Content takes care of itself.
I don’t leave very many comments on my own site. I do every now and then but hardly ever. I was just wondering what everyone else’s thoughts were?