The Comment Conundrum – Or Feeling Like A Failure
Have you ever poured your heart into a blog post and eagerly awaited the flood of comments, only to be met with a resounding silence? It’s a feeling that can leave you sort of down and I believe there is more to this comment conundrum than meets the eye.
I mean I never got comments, sure some spam, but nothing of merrit. And that is one of the reasons the site went dormant. Not that I expected people to jump onboard and interact on places like Twitter or is that X now (such a stupid name)?
Let me start by painting a picture for you. Imagine you’re at an art gallery, surrounded by breathtaking paintings. Some of them evoke feelings of awe and wonder, while others leave you scratching your head in confusion. Now, imagine standing in front of one of those paintings and expecting every passerby to stop and share their thoughts. The truth is, not every piece of art elicits a vocal response – and blogging is no different.
In our quest for validation and connection, we often forget that blogging is an art form in itself. And just like any other discipline, it takes time to master. So instead of waiting for comments like trophies, let’s shift our focus towards growth and self-expression. Remember that the joy lies in creating something meaningful, regardless of external recognition.
Now, I must confess that even well-known figures have grappled with the comment conundrum. Take Ernest Hemingway, for example. In his book “A Moveable Feast,” he describes his early days as a struggling writer in Paris. He recounts how he would sit alone in cafes, pouring his soul onto paper without anyone acknowledging his efforts. But did he give up? No! He persisted until his brilliance was recognized.
So here’s my advice: don’t get caught up in the numbers game or let the lack of comments discourage you from pursuing your passion. Instead, focus on honing your craft and connecting with like-minded individuals who appreciate your unique perspective.
If comments are what you crave, consider engaging with your readers in different ways. Instead of waiting for comments on your blog, reach out to your audience through social media platforms or attend virtual events where you can spark conversations around your niche. By diversifying your channels of communication, you’ll increase the chances of receiving valuable feedback and connecting with a wider audience.
Remember, dear blogger, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Building an engaged community takes time and patience. Your comment section might be quiet now, but that doesn’t mean it will remain that way forever. Take solace in knowing that every successful blogger started from humble beginnings.
So keep writing, keep sharing, and keep improving. Embrace the journey of blogging as an opportunity for personal growth and reflection. And most importantly, never lose sight of why you started this adventure in the first place.
In the words of Vincent van Gogh: “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” Each blog post you write is another brushstroke on the canvas of your creative journey.
Let your voice be heard, even if it’s just a whisper at first. For one day, those whispers may turn into a symphony of comments that resonate with hearts all around the world.