The greatness that is Night Owl recently wrote a post about card blogs. He wrote about how many blogs he follows and reads. As is the norm with Night Owl, it was a well written post. We've all come to expect that from him. After all, he is a professional writer.
His post got me thinking about the blogs I read. I counted 240 blogs that I follow. Some of them aren't active anymore, but I don't like to delete them unless I have to on the off chance that they make sneak a post in someday.
I'd like to say I read every post that hits my blogroll every day. The truth is I do read most of them. I pull up the blogroll on my phone at various times throughout the day to read posts. I also go back to review the days posts once I get to work.
That brings me to the point of this post.
I rarely comment during the day when I'm reading posts on my phone simply because it's a pain to type the comment on the phone. My fingers are not compatible with that tiny keyboard. That's part of the reason I try to review the day's blogroll once I get to work. I do want to comment as much as possible because it's always nice to know something you wrote sparked enough interest from someone that they would take the time to comment. I want people to know I appreciate the time they spent writing whatever kind of post it might be.
I have three questions about your commenting habits.
1. What gets you to comment on a post: great writing, a featured card, other?
2. When reading a post, do you read the comments others have left?
3. Do you click on the link to get notified when other people comment on a post you've read/commented on?
Everyone that answers these questions will get an extra entry in the contest I announced in this morning's post.
Just so I'm not leaving you with a pic-less post, I'll show you something I picked up from my LCS friend recently.
Isn't that a beauty? It may not be a play at the plate, but it's a great addition to my growing 1956 Topps set.