I have followers whom I've never seen in the comments sections and just wondered what other hubbers think about the comments in general. Do you leave comments when you read? Sometimes? Always? Never? Please give your reasons with your answers.
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Great answer. I guess I'm about the same in the way I read and comment. Thanks for taking the time to answer.
Definitely not super dumb, Mary! I think it's up to the author to make it engaging, especially if they're super intelligent. Thanks for a great answer.
Excellent point. Encouragement and support makes a huge difference to our morale, our improvements as writers and to the feeling of belonging to a community. Thanks for answering.
I can understand that. I tend to look for some sort of positive in the writing or the subject or just put forward my own experience of something relevant. Thanks for your comment.
Yes, Marilyn, it's exactly that and can mean the difference between continuing or giving up! Thanks for your response.
I quite agree; I won't tolerate such language either. Otherwise, like you, I try to find the positives.
Thanks for taking the time to answer and for your valuable thoughts.
I totally agree with your opinion on, and reaction to, those who don't answer readers who've taken the time to comment. They don't help themselves, though; fewer people will read their hubs consequently. Interaction helps us all. Thanks for answering
Thanks for your valid comment.
Exactly, John. I was told the same. There are rare occasions when I can't find anything to say. The sales hubs are definitely ones I pass by! Thanks for your valuable input. I appreciate you taking the time to answer.
Great comment, Jennifer. Yes, it is a time thing for many & I didn't think about the phone thing (I don't use mine for anything but texts and a few calls!), but that's a big issue too.
Thanks for the valuable input.
I quite agree, Theresa. I've had a few new followers recently who've also said they've read my hubs, but no comments at all! Are they just chalking up the numbers? Never mind! Those whom I care about support me & tell me if I'm wrong. Thanks
Comments certainly do make a difference because when you interact with someone it often starts up a conversation and that gets people interested in you and your hubs; a spin-off, you might say! Thanks for answering.
That's often a good idea and I know what you mean. Thank you for commenting; I appreciate your input.
Good point. It can get difficult keeping up with everyone's hubs! Thanks for answering.
I'm new here and have very few followers, so I don't have that problem yet. I try to read and comment on at least one hub of a new follower, as soon as they follow me. Keeps the pile down
Great comment, thank you, alan. I sometimes encourage new hubbers to add more information, whilst also giving them a positive boost in some way. I must admit the comments often add wonderful entertainment to the hub. Thanks for answering.
Exactly! It's all about respect, courtesy and encouragement. If we don't know what people think, even if they vote, then we can't learn how to write better, how to talk to our audience. Thanks so much for answering.
Yes, I agree. Thanks for your contribution.
I can understand that approach; depends on the amount of time one has too I suppose. I agree regarding the negative and the votes. Thanks for your input; much appreciated.
Yes, on the rare occasions that happens, I agree. Thanks for taking the time to answer.
That's fair enough; I know what you mean though usually a hub will cheer me up (unless it's badly written!). Thanks for your input; much appreciated.
Totally agree, bill! Thanks for answering. You have a great weekend too.
I leave a comment whenever I can. Sometimes, like others here have said, it's not easy to find a positive but then I say something like 'Good ideas' or something equally vague. I don't correct but send the odd email.
Thanks for your valued input.
Agreed! Thanks for answering.
Thanks, Cynthia. Great comment and I agree totally. I like your point about 'cementing one's place in the HP community' and it does make me feel good when someone comments on mine, whatever they say!
Yes, it's nice to encourage new hubbers and leaving any nice comment at least lets people know we've read the hub and that they're appreciated. Thanks for your insight.
Yes, I suppose it does. Never thought of people not wanting others to know they've read something. Can't understand why! Thanks for your insightful comment.
Valid comments here. I understad but no one should feel intimidated; everyone's comment is valid and every writer should appreciate that. Time is a huge factor, I find! Thank you for taking some out to answer my question. Much appreciated.
Yes, I think it's always best to point out such things away from the hub itself. Encouraging newbies is always good. Thanks for taking the time to answer my question.
That's fair enough. I don't agree with leaving negative comments; occasionally constructive criticism but that's all. Thanks for answering.
Thank you for taking the time to answer. Much appreciated.
Most who follow me make comments regularly and I try to do the same but when you follow more and more it's difficult to keep up with everyone. However, if I read, I comment 99% of the time. Thanks for answering.
It does get more difficult to keep up with lots of hubs but if I read, like you, I generally comment. Thanks for your contribution.
Thank you for answering. It's interesting to see how many people do this automatically.
Personally, I think it's good to give and receive constructive comments but some are offended. If it's carefully worded then there shouldn't be a problem as we all want to improve, don't we? I agree with you. Thanks for answering.
Ok. Thanks Mark. I appreciate you answering.
Yes, it makes us feel good and any encouragement is always welcome! Thank you so much for answering.
Thank you so wgaindia; I agree with your points. I know I love to receive comments! I appreciate you taking the time to answer.
Exactly that; thank you for answering. I'm glad to find that most hubbers support each other in this way. I think it's important. There are a few times when no comment is understandable but, thankfully, it's rare. I appreciate your response.
I couldn't agree more. It's good that you remember to go back; some wouldn't bother. It certainly does take time and effort to write a good hub and we all like to be appreciated! Thank you very much for answering.
Yes I think so too. Thanks for taking time to comment.
Happy New Year to you too carrie! Thanks for your insight. I do comment on errors but tend to do so via email to avoid offence. I generally agree with your approach though. Thanks for answering; hope you have a great Sunday.
Thanks for your contribution. It seems many do the same as you. I appreciate you taking the time to answer.
Thank you for answering.
Thank you. I quite agree and I much appreciate your taking the time to answer by leaving this comment! It's good to know how many are of the same mind.
Almost always, except for the occasional one where I am unable to deal with it for personal reasons.
I very much appreciate every comments I receive and I like to reciprocate if I can.
What a lovely, easy-going attitude! So many others expect one to be online nearly all the time but of course that's impossible for many and it's good to have another life! Thanks so much for commenting.