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3 Reasons for Commenting on PersonaPaper

There are many reasons why you might choose to leave a comment on a post - but many people don't do so. Indeed, it's financially viable for you to make the time for commenting on PersonaPaper! But, beyond that, here are my three reasons for commenting:

  1. When you leave a comment it's good for everybody. The writer gets joy that you commented, it's evidence somebody read what was written! Other readers get to read your opinion, or experience - and you get to be part of the action.
  2. If your comments are decent, long, full of thought and care, then others will notice and check out your profile maybe even start following you. In this way you will benefit as each comment you leave is an "advert" for yourself, leading other writers and readers to your profile where all your tasty posts are to be read!
  3. Commenting is the easiest way to extend your reach on the site, by exposing your username to many more people than you'd reach if you'd never commented. Once they become used to seeing your username everywhere, they'll be talking about you on other posts - telling others what you did/wrote/said, promoting you to an even wider audience. It's simple maths, combined with the concepts of market reach, familiarity and branding!

So, there you have it, commenting is good for most people. I will admit there are times when commenting isn't wanted - sometimes there's nothing that can be said, or you're afraid that what you'd have said has already been said and you don't want to "look lame" ... but, 99% of the time, commenting on posts is a good thing to try to remember to do!

Now, thinking of something to say, that's a whole different game!


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Kat- wrote on January 21, 2015, 10:38 AM

I usually comment on the things I read. Granted there have been times where I did not know what to say or what I typed out sounded lame so I decided not to comment, but most of the time I do leave a comment. There have also been times when I felt like saying something but was worried I guess on how it would be perceived, so I would leave that alone too because while I like discussions, I don't like arguing.

TheCleft wrote on January 21, 2015, 10:40 AM

this is all very true, so i shall also be tweeting this to my page as i thinks others should read it, a great post, well set out and very precise

UK_Writer wrote on January 21, 2015, 10:46 AM

Yes, it's tough when people take what you said the wrong way - and then try to beat you with what they thought you said, which is nothing like what you said, or meant. Happens to me sometimes :)

Jezebella wrote on January 21, 2015, 10:47 AM

I think leaving comments is how we start to feel like part of the community on here. It's sort of nice to let people know that you want to engage with them about their writing.

UK_Writer wrote on January 21, 2015, 10:48 AM

So easily overlooked - although I appreciate some people's devices don't make it easy for them to navigate sites like PersonaPaper in all instances. So they're excused from not leaving a comment - but, as you just reminded me, they could Tweet it instead of commenting :)

UK_Writer wrote on January 21, 2015, 10:48 AM

Yes, and it can be hard to make those first few comments when you're new as you're not sure what sort of reception you'll get, or what to expect!

TheCleft wrote on January 21, 2015, 10:50 AM

i do think tweeting is a big part of getting the posts out there, as they are hashtagged for ease of searching when using twitter, plus with a good title too it can also catch the eye of an outside therefore expanding the PersonaPaper family.

MsBiz wrote on January 21, 2015, 10:50 AM

I agree! I comment as much as I can, but mostly because I like having a dialogue with other members. Even if a comment doesn't start a conversation, I like the writer to know that I took the time to read the post.

maxeen wrote on January 21, 2015, 10:53 AM

Some people just read and never commeny,others comment and hardly write and yet others just write fiercl y-sometimes I am not sure of my spelling as it seems to get worse daily,I am sure a certain man will tell me though.

trufflehunter wrote on January 21, 2015, 11:14 AM

So it is you! Thank you for letting me know you're &Writers ;) the good thing about commenting here is we are paid for it.

Koalemos wrote on January 21, 2015, 11:20 AM

I usually like to comment because without any interaction the site simply becomes a notice board as opposed to a social site.

peachpurple wrote on January 21, 2015, 11:43 AM

i agree with you, that is why i leave comments besides press the like button on ages i had read

catsholiday wrote on January 21, 2015, 11:49 AM

I try and comment but sometimes some posts are so dull it makes it difficult to think of something to say

oneoveralpha wrote on January 21, 2015, 2:10 PM

I usually have a hard time commenting because half the time it would just be something like, "I agree," which doesn't really do any good. But I'm working on my comments, as you can see. :D

Maplewinter wrote on January 21, 2015, 3:20 PM

I like to comment on posts to show that I have read and understood a persons post. It also opens up the potential to get to know other people too. A comment can also mean a lot to some writers as, like me, most times they could be thinking that nobody reads their posts. So I always try to comment on things.

Squidwhisperer wrote on January 21, 2015, 4:50 PM

Well your post is persuasive and I'm typing the proof. But yeah - it's an entirely different thing here wherein the commenter actually benefits. I feel richer already.

UK_Writer wrote on January 21, 2015, 5:28 PM

Yes, it is me :) And, yes, we appear to be paid for the comments we make, although the language they use is a little confusing I found, so I am only 98% sure that's what they said

UK_Writer wrote on January 21, 2015, 5:29 PM

They are aren't they. Sometimes the titles give us a clue, but if you're short of posts to read then you're stuck with the boring title'd ones :)

UK_Writer wrote on January 21, 2015, 5:31 PM

Yes, after the first 2 or 3 words it can sometimes be tough to make it look like you really DID read it at all emoticon :smile: It does get easier, see me here, stretching this out like there's no tomorrow. It's a gift!

UK_Writer wrote on January 21, 2015, 5:33 PM

I find it sad sometimes when a post's been posted 10-15 minutes and I'm the first to comment.

UK_Writer wrote on January 21, 2015, 5:34 PM

Well, thanks a lot - hope you enjoy your coin :)
I do like to comment, but sometimes it takes longer for me to think of one that's "worthy" than it did to read their original post.

valmnz wrote on January 21, 2015, 6:29 PM

Most of the time I comment, as, as you say, how does someone know you really read the post. I like receiving comments too, interaction makes it all more worth while.

bestwriter wrote on January 21, 2015, 7:39 PM

I am a chatterbox and how can a chatterbox not comment on posts? (lol)

DWDavisRSL wrote on January 21, 2015, 7:41 PM

I leave a comment on most of the posts I read, but as you stated above, sometimes there is just nothing to be said. I don't feel comfortable leaving hollow comment when I've really nothing to add to the conversation.

Madcanman wrote on January 22, 2015, 5:39 AM

I like to leave comments on the things I read. I, too believe it lets the author know that you read through their post. I'll admit here that I also thoroughly enjoy reading what others have to say about my posts, whether good or bad (the comments OR my posts!) I like seeing the back and forth amongst members in the comments. Because I don't have tons of time to spend here I try to do one post, then read and comment on five to ten posts each day.

nbaquero wrote on January 22, 2015, 7:10 AM

UK_Writer Commenting is the key to increasing interaction at a site like this, good thing here is that there is no spam comments.

RegieEstioco wrote on January 22, 2015, 8:05 AM

We get good interaction when leaving a good comment because the writer will surely reply.

UK_Writer wrote on January 22, 2015, 3:04 PM

I just wish there were less scrolling to be done!

UK_Writer wrote on January 22, 2015, 3:05 PM

I feel some urgency/requirement to comment if at all possible. I feel a form of 'guilt' if I don't leave a comment!

UK_Writer wrote on January 22, 2015, 3:07 PM

It's a tricky choice sometimes, that's true. Same with commenting on comments :) The big "do I, don't I". The purpose of comments should be to add value to a post, so I do try to question whether I'm adding any value at all - and what/how much value.

UK_Writer wrote on January 22, 2015, 3:08 PM

I just wish [a] the scrolling was faster/easier - and that the threaded comments didn't indent so much, which can make for an awkward scroll/read down a popular post.

UK_Writer wrote on January 22, 2015, 3:09 PM

Yes, they're hot on spam posts here - although I've seen comments that are long enough, but still spam, written in poor English. That's annoying.

UK_Writer wrote on January 22, 2015, 3:09 PM

Well, they might reply, they might not. But a comment left is an intriguing invite to later readers to click and visit a commenter's profile to see if they're worth following.

Colibry21 wrote on January 22, 2015, 4:03 PM

You do raise some good points. One another point is this is a good place to interact with other people, which is perhaps one reason why we are here. At least, it's one reason why I'm here. One reason why I comment, when I have something to comment and say.

bestwriter wrote on January 22, 2015, 6:40 PM

I respond to all comments made on my posts. Remember, we do not get paid there. But chatting is more important than coins. Right? (lol)

vickywrites wrote on January 23, 2015, 1:36 PM

Nice tips you have shared on commenting. Perhaps, commenting also a literary work.

scheng1 wrote on January 24, 2015, 9:44 AM

Most of us think about the one coin we will get for making comments.

GayleStorm wrote on January 24, 2015, 5:55 PM

Only the "cool kids" leave comments and that's just a fact!