I have my iown method of reading and commenting on hubs. I'm curious to know how others handle this.
I may wait to respond depending on the nature of the hub. Other times I respond as I see fit.
hi Augustine. My "MO" for the most part, is to write my comment before reading others' response. I like to leave thoughts which are not effected by how someone might have interpreted or reacted . However, often, the comment which is displayed on the live feed is what attracts me to read a hub so, I'll scan a few to see if the article is something I'd enjoy. so, in this respect, reading others' opinions does help. Thank you for participating in tis Q & A.
I think it depends on how many comments there are. I might read up to twenty or so, if I think they have something valuable to say, but I'm not likely to read 50-100. If what I want to say is like something another commenter wrote, I would probably make reference to the other one. Same if I disagreed with one, although I try to do so in a respectful manner.
I read the Hub, then comment. Afterward, scroll through other comments to see what opinions are there, and maybe pop back in for some commentary dialogue. Unbiased comments, to me, work best.
No! If I want to comment, I'll comment. And that comment will be my own. I don't care what other readers think, but they are entitled to their own opinions.
Hi there gallerofgrace. Honestly, I have to say, I hadn't looked at it in this way...hmmmm...as a (wanna be) writer and enthusiastic (when I have the time, darn it!) commentor; I value all the imput I receive and try to offer my own, individual "take" on what I've read ot others. I respect your opinion; and you are probably on to something. On the flip side, the more +'s I see on my hubs, the happier a hubber camper I am. LO Thank you for a new thought (new to me). Kathy
I love to read comments. Some comments are entertaining. However I don't always comment but I share the hub and vote.
Sometimes if I have more time, I read some comments! I usually just comment right away!
yes, I always do. I noticed in a recent forum, a hubber was announcing that he had reached the 100,000 hits milestone. One commenter pointed out that the poster had subsequently been banned and all his hubs removed. I noticed some hubbers even one with an author score of 100 still left comments congratulating him on his success.
I usually just say what I want, vote and move on. I will occasionally read the other comments if it is a subject that will spark interesting commentary in the comments section.
Thank you to everyone who has answered this question. What I do, mostly, is read the hub and then scroll to the comment box before I read other's opinions/comments. I do this so that I am able to share my thoughts before being influenced by others' thoughts. This way, maybe I'll see something different and/or I won't be affected by others' ideas so that what I say (might) offer something else in addition...OR.. If I am confused or don't really understand what I've read, THEN, I read other comments to learn more and see how others interpret what they have read. There are some truly bright writers who offer very complex articles here and, I admit, I don't always "get it." So, this is how I do it. thanks! Kathy
I usually read the comments of the others before I give my comment. I could learn from the others. When I have something to say, I´ll comment and that´s my own opinion.
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