Friday, October 10, 2008

To comment or not to comment...

That IS the question. What is the protocol with comments? Should you ALWAYS leave a comment just to let them know you read their blog? Or do you only leave a comment if you have something interesting to say? Can you comment on old posts, or should you only leave a comment on the most recent?

Regardless of the protocol, I think the old addage "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it at all" fits. I was just looking at Red Tulip Photography blog. She is AMAZING when it comes to picture-taking. And there is a post called "A note from the photographer" and I am flabberghasted! Do people really need to be so mean? Look at her work! It is FABULOUS (did you see the pictures of the candy bars on her fam blog? Can you say YUMMY?)! Why do you have to say anything at all? Didn't anyone ever teach you manners? What is that saying - "It's better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you are a fool then to open your mouth and remove all doubt"?

And what about hate emails? What purpose do they serve? Does it really make you feel better? I enjoy a good rant as much as the next person, but come on! Keep people's feelings in mind! Grow up! That said, I love commments, just be nice...Just sayin'.

5 comments:

Heather said...

Thanks Andrea!

Heather said...
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Heather said...

Sorry, I posted my comment twice. And, just for the record, the comments on my site weren't extraordinarily bad...just had to throw that out there so that no one thinks that I'm easily offended. After reading her (the commenter's) profile, I was actually a little bit amused, in a twisted sort of way. I wasn't going to say anything, but I felt like I needed to stand up for myself, so I did.

Sher said...

I love getting comments. So, I comment whenever I can, but mostly when I really agree with what people have to say, or their post touches me, or I really like that person. If you get alot of comments from me, it's because I like you.
I've never gotten a mean comment, and hope I never do.

Lhone said...

I LOVE comments. I feel like sometimes no one is reading since their aren't comments. But, at the same time I don't know what to say a lot of times. tough question.