“Thank you for the comment.”

I am relatively new here–just 2 months into blogging–but I have noticed a trend here that I cannot stand. A blogger will comment on a post: “Hey this is really good. I like this a lot.” The reply will be, “thank you for the comment.” What the fuck man, can you be a little more personable and less robotic in your responses. This person took time to compliment your work. Have respect for your reader. Even if you do not have time to get into it with them, wait till you can give a proper response, or say “hey, thanks, what did you like about it.” You can even just say, “appreciate that,” and ask how they are. I don’t even mind the “thank you for stopping by and reading,” but can you add an “I appreciate that” or “I appreciate you.” Appreciate your reader.

I thought the point of blogging was not only to share your work, but to develop these networking relationships that are a little personable. “Thank you for the comment” is not personable one fucking bit. I find it insulting and rude. You can be sure here at my blog you will never get that treatment. I will treat you like a person and if time permits converse with you. The next blogger that respond to my comment with “thank you for the comment” we are having it out.

64 thoughts on ““Thank you for the comment.”

      1. Okay, I thought it was something more serious, like a broken heart. But hope the soreness fades, pack some ice on it. Or maybe a massage, mmm, that might work …

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  1. Oh I hate that too! Come on, I took the time to share my thoughts? At least give me a little love in return! If I didn’t want interaction, I’d quit after “liking” the post! Hope you’re well, mon ami!

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  2. I agree it’s good blogging etiquette to respond fully and gratefully to a comment, but it’s also true that commenters would do well to include something specific about the post in their comment. “Hey this is really good. I like this a lot,” is so generic. Someone could write that on every blog post they read.

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  3. I always try to engage those who comment, the few who do. I think it shows how honored I am that someone is reading ME! I get excited after a new post, I love checking my stats, the elation that someone took the time to bounce back to me their own thoughts…humbling.

    But sometimes I am so at a loss for words and am left with the simplest replies, that I feel I leave those who comment short-changed.

    This was insightful, thank you.

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  4. There is part of me who wants to write โ€œThank you for the commentโ€ just to tease, but I feel like this is a very passionate and sensitive subject and not something to be poked at.

    I understand where you are coming from. Hopefully the thought of a well meant joke works as much as an actual joke in this situation to bring a bit of humor in and lighten your mood.

    : )

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  5. I am not much of a talker and not one to start a conversation. My comments are sometimes brief but they are always sincere. When I respond to a comment I also am sometimes brief but sincere. There are very few blogs/people I am comfortable enough to be more open with. So I talk too much ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Relatively new into the world of blogging, believe me I was just ranting this thought today morning. You visit a blog and give your thoughts and share your appreciation all to be responded with a “thank you” and sometimes even worse, just ignored :\ Anyways I am careful not to repeat the same and even if I am a bit late I try to make sure that I have some engaging conversations with my awesome commentators. Awesome post and your way of writing is quite compelling ๐Ÿ™‚ Its great to read.

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    1. Well thank you my dear. Your thoughts are much appreciated. My style of communicating is more conversational which has been awesome thus far. I have met some really cool bloggers here just by having little chit chats instead of the formal impersonal bullshit.

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      1. Oh yess I can see that ๐Ÿ™‚ That is indeed an awesome way to maintain relationships in the blogosphere ๐Ÿ™‚ You totally nailed it!! But I guess it requires our constant presence as well which sometimes I am unable to maintain :\ Otherwise I am all up for the conversational tone as well. And initially I was also not sure if the conversational style is an accepted norm here ๐Ÿ˜€ But now I have realised better ๐Ÿ™‚

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