Talk to Me: Commenting on Old Posts

September 4, 2014 discussion 10

Talk to Me

is a new no-nonsense feature on this blog. No-nonsense means I’m too lazy to make it look pretty. It’s exactly what the title suggests: I’m going to ask you a question or tell you my own opinion about something, and I want to know what you think about it!

Topic

While reading other blogs, I have noticed that often I scroll down, see an interesting post, think about commenting and then… don’t. Not because I suddenly realized that I don’t find it interesting anymore or because I’ve run out of time, but because I saw it’s been a while since the entry has been posted and I think my comment is “too late” somehow.

Opinion

Now on my own blog I love comments, no matter on which posts. Granted, it’s still a baby blog, but I don’t think I’ll feel about this any differently once I’ve been posting for a while. I’m sharing my thoughts because I love to write it all down and communicate with someone else, so I’m always happy when someone comments (unless it’s spam obviously). However, whenever I’m reading another blog, I find myself unwilling to comment when the post is even a few days old – especially when other things have been posted in between. Somehow I must think that my comment wouldn’t be relevant anymore because it’s already “old news”. And that’s just if the post is a few days old; let’s not even talk about months or years. Lately, I’ve been trying to get over that and just comment if I have something to say if the post is reasonably recent (yay alliteration).

Question

So, whatch’all think? Do you do this too? Do you think it makes sense or should people feel free to comment on posts no matter how old they are? If you have your own blog: how do you feel about comments on old posts? Are you happy about them, or have you already forgotten what the heck you were going on about back then?

10 Responses to “Talk to Me: Commenting on Old Posts”

  1. Elen @ A World of Reviews

    I feel exactly the same as you! I always feel a bit awkward commenting on blog posts from a few days ago. I’m trying to get over that though, because I personally love having comments on any post. I definitely need to just comment if I want to, and not care when the post is from.
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    • Vlora

      Vlora

      I’m glad I’m not the only one. :D Yes and that’s just days, I never bother to comment when a post is months or years old. But I really don’t care about the date of the post when it’s my own blog, so I’ll also try to change that!
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  2. Charlotte @ Thoughts and Pens

    Even though I feel doubtful about commenting on older blog posts, I still do because I always believe that it’s better late than never. It also shows that you are actually interested about the blog because you took the time in exploring it. Whenever some of my readers leave comments on my old blog posts, I am always delighted and I would readily reply to those comments.
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  3. Inge @ Bookshelf Reflections

    I’m always happy to get comments, even on posts that have been online for a while. It’s just nice to know that people are reading your posts, no matter how old they are. So what if older posts interest you more than the more recent ones – it means you’ll be able to give a more meaningful comment rather than just “nice post” or something :)
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    • Vlora

      Vlora

      I love it too and apparently so does everyone else, so I’ll try to remember that the next time I catch myself not commenting on something because it’s not a recent post!

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