I bet that most bloggers blog for many reasons but one of them is to hear from readers/commentors. Personally, it is such a thrill to get feedbacks. But this is not a one-way traffic kinda thing. In order to get comments, you have to do your job well too. I.e. to comment other people’s blog so that they will do likewise.
How do I go on this socialising circuit? What is my style of commenting? Let me categorise them:
1) Big boys’ blogs
People like Dr. Liew, Michael Ooi, Da Buaya are, in my personal opinion (no one has to agree with me ok?) the tai kohs in blogging. There are of course, even bigger boys like Jeff but then, his blog is too difficult for me to digest. So, is Always Wow and Brand Malaysia. And of course, my daily read – Pok Ku. Errr…though I like Hustler, I couldn’t just access it during the day when the kids are running around. (too bad!)
So, I visited their blogs daily, comment when there is something really worthwhile coming from my mouth. I usually refrain from blabbing unnecessary things. And with these big boys blog, I usually try to summarise all my words into one liners. Tai kohs mah, where got time for small farts like me? Not interested to hear my thoughts lor.
2) Frens blogs
Then, of course, the bunch of bloggers who started blogging the same time as me, like all the moms from MMB. And through these period, I have also catch on many other mothers/parents’ bloggers. As I really have a huge number of blogs to read each day, I usually comment only when something strike me right in the heart. With them, I have more things to write because as a mother to a mother, I can relate to what they say and usually share my side of the story. So, I usually got carried away and yak/wrote more than I should.
3) Young people blogs
Wah…I don’t know how I gotten myself into reading 16 yrs old blog but since I am into it and learning a lot from them, I usually drop a word or two when I am very sure what they are talking about. You see, got generation gap, dey. So, cannot simply blabber and makes them think that I am watching them. Then, they will run away, changing URL, ban my IP and blacklist me.
Leaving comments require a certain amount of tact, thoughts, maturity and genuine warmth. Sometimes, I noticed that some commentors did not really read through the blog and made some blunders which revealed that they are merely skimming on the surface. This can be embarassing for the commentors and an annoyance on the blogger’s side. For e.g. a blogger has explained something but the commentor asked a stupid question which had been explained in the blog. Why lah make so much trouble to comment everywhere when one is not interested to read and understand the blog?
Then, there are commentors who are holier-than-thou who goes around, leaving their opinions. As if people care to listen. It is like they are permanently hooked up to Project Petaling Street, eagle eye, hawking around to see whom he/she can pounce on. I hate these group of commentors. Without finding out your true personality, they swoop in, leave an asshole comment and thinks he/she is damn smart like that. (okokok, I hear that, “You are one of them.” So?)
All bloggers get a certain thrill when bloggers we looked up to, drop a comment. Comments are such precious way to communicate and motivate. I had seen how Dr. Liew ‘pulled up’ several bloggers, including myself and therefore, I try to emulate this style.
Of course, I am not anyone big yet, but then, not very small either. So, I often check my OneStat for any new URL I never notice before and visit them. It is always nice to make discoveries of blogs and even more flattering and kembang-ing when I see my blog being blink.
Kai Hong has a great sense of humour.
*This blog was written several days ago but I forgot to post it because of the ‘show’ going on. Now, I have learnt another new thing. From the comment board of a blogger, you can learn a lot of things. Will elaborate that in future.*