I was part of a conversation the other day during which mention was made of how few people are commenting on some blogs nowadays.
Okay, well to be more specific, I blame readers/feeds/whatever you call them. I started subscribing to blogs with Google Reader a while back and I love it. I really do. Especially when I’ve been up north and I’m way behind. But, because I’m not on the actual blog, I seldom comment because that would mean an extra click and I rarely have anything important to say anyway.
But I’ve started feeling disconnected—to conversations, to people, even to friends—and I can’t be the only one.
So I’ve decided to unsubscribe to the feeds from people already listed on my blogroll, go back to actually visiting them, and only read the feeds of the more informational blogs that I never commented on anyway (okay, and TGTBTU because a feed is the only way to control the chaos *g*).
It takes a little longer to bloghop the old-fashioned way, but it’s supposed to be more personal and interactive than reading the morning paper, isn’t it?