Random Thoughts on Books: Why I Might Not Be Commenting…

November 2, 2012 Random Thoughts on Books and Blogging 16

PhotobucketRandom Thoughts on Books is going to be my new Friday feature.  It sounds exactly like what you think it is – my random thoughts on anything book related.

Why aren’t I commenting?

I saw this over at The Fake Steph Dot Com a while back and decided to do one of my own. 1. I read a lot of blogs on my phone, my phone does not like me to comment.
I love my iPhone a lot, but commenting is hard work, and if you have CAPTCHA forget it! So don’t take it personally if I’m not commenting on your blog, I just forget about it by the time I get home.
2. I don’t have a lot of time.
And this is why I read blogs on my phone at work – because that’s when I have the time. I wish I had all the time in the world to read blogs, but I don’t (and I imagine that most of you have the same exact problem).
3. I don’t have anything to say.
Sometimes I really like your post, I think it rocks, but other than that I can’t think of what to say so I end up saying nothing. Sorry about that!
4. The dreaded CAPTCHA.
For the sake of all that is good, please turn it off! Your comments will increase! You might have it and not know it, it’s a preset setting on all blogger accounts, so be sure to check. If you are very worried about spam then I recommend you either moderate comments or do not allow anonymous comments, or do both.
I do comment on blogs with CAPTCHA, however I give up pretty easily if I can’t get it to work. Commenting should be easy!
What are some reasons that you don’t comment?


16 Responses to “Random Thoughts on Books: Why I Might Not Be Commenting…”

  1. Jessie Marie

    Captcha is the worst idea ever in the history of forever. Seriously, e-mail the heck out of me if it ever pops up because Blogger decides to do weird things again.

    In other news, I completely agree with #3. I feel pointless if I say things like “Great post! Yeah… that’s all I’ve got.” And a lot of times… I feel redundant cause I think the same things as the general populace. ‘Tis a vicious beast, that commenting.

  2. Christina

    Well, Captcha, obviously sucks balls.

    Like you, I also refuse to comment unless I can think of substantive things to say. I try really hard never to say great review, etc. either.

  3. Kate Midnight Book Girl

    CAPTCHA is the devil! But you know what, I see tons of CAPTCHA hate, never see any love for it, and yet it continues to be the bane of so many blogs! We need to pick someone to be the CAPTCHA police, so that they can let the blogs that continue to use it know just how much we hate it. Only it can’t be me, because I can’t even be confrontational on the internet.

  4. Bittner

    The only blogs I read are of my friends so I usually always try to comment because I want you guys to know that I did read what you wrote. But the only times I don’t comment are on times when I’m really far behind AND the post was for a meme or something that you already received 20 comments on. Or if you have a lot of comments on a post and I’ve already commented of five others of yours, then I might let one post slide by without a comment.

  5. Alexia561

    Add me to the I Hate Captcha Club! I usually give it two guesses, then give up. Not sure why anyone still uses it. Otherwise, I don’t comment if I can’t think of anything to say. :(

    • Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

      Sometimes I give it three guesses but I’m not going to sit there all day! Sometimes I think people just don’t know they have it because blogger does it automatically, but I’ve seen some pretty big blogs that still use it.

  6. Angela

    Captcha would be my #1 reason. I also like to read blogs on my phone, and captcha makes it difficult to comment when trying to see the crazy letters on my small screen. I hope you and your family have weathered Sandy ok, Kimberly.

  7. Jen Ryland/YA Romantics

    I’m always happy to see your name pop up in comments, but I certainly don’t expect people to comment on every single post. People are busy. And I realized the phone issue when I was on vacation. Between captcha, that &$#% autocorrect, and those tiny little keys, I think it took me 20 minutes to do one comment.