The truth is that I do not need your comments. I just want them. Not to justify my ego or the existence of this blog.
But they are cool, and those that add them are even cooler.
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Apart from that there are added benefits in receiving your comments:
It is always great to have your opinion and thoughts. In the first place that give the post a life beyond the publish button. They extend and expand upon the information presented. It is always good to hear differing opinions; good or bad – it prevents the post from becoming a canned article.
The potential exists to connect with a like minded person or even just to find a like minded blog. One of the goals of Synaptic Light is to connect with others who combine Filmmaking and Social Media. Commenting is also an opportunity to put out a marker or sow a seed – if you will – of your own blog by putting down a link. Maybe a connection is made quickly or maybe in a few months, either way you have let it be know that you exist. I would not encourage random comment pinging that would not establish good connection, but rather consistent and committed comments.
Your comments don’t to always be serious, that can be short and even trivial. Sometimes there is need for elaborate answers, other times an arbitrary one will do. That way things can remain fun. It may even cause the conversation to continue along the humorous route – no harm it that, in fact I encourage that – it builds relationships.
Ahhh, the uber goal, the untangle goal. The one goal of Synaptic Light that I would always work towards. And only your consistent and dedicated comments will help in that regard. I believe that comments are the true sign of a successful blog; sod the hits and bounce rates (I say that now and will check my google analytics later *wink*). There is nothing better that a dedicated reader who is willing to consistantly make the intellectual or humorous effort to keep the conversation going. I like that. I love that.
I can switch off Comments and never worry about this, but then what would the point be? There are hundreds of similar blogs out there. The only thing that makes this one different is you. The commenter is the person in the mix who adds the real value to the blog.
So, over to you, my good friend and fellow commenter.