Let’s talk about anything bookish!
A few months ago, I wrote about commenting on blog posts. However, in the last few weeks, I got to thinking. I don’t really get many comments on my book reviews. And this IS a book blog, right? So, this got me wondering, do you leave comments on book reviews?
This made me think – do I comment on book reviews on other blogs? Why yes, I do… sometimes! I have also found that a few bloggers comment on my book review posts! Ultimately, book review posts are not popular on my blog if I just base them on comments. I usually have 2 or at most, 3 comments on a review post, and this is not on every review post that I have written! Many of my review posts don’t have comments.
But does this mean that I shouldn’t write review posts on my blog because I don’t get interaction from those posts?
No. Not at all. I love writing book reviews. In fact, I love sharing my thoughts on the books that I read. To the point where I review older titles and not all my reviews are ARC copies.
I love commenting on book reviews, too. But I don’t comment on all the book reviews on other blogs, though. I either comment on reviews on books I’ve read or reviews for books I want to read.
Reasons Why I Leave Comments on Book Reviews
- Discussion. Sometimes talking about a book with another reader who read the book is awesome! This is very true when the book was sooo good and you basically have a #bookhangover. Chatting via the comments section is a great way to connect with fellow readers! While this is easier done with other forms of social media, I still like commenting via blogs!
- Interest. There are books that I am curious about and I tend to read reviews on book bloggers that I feel have the same taste as me reading wise. There are a few book blogs that I comment on reviews regularly because I want to know if I will enjoy the book or not. Easy peasy.
- Negative Reviews are a plus! I know for some, they don’t write negative reviews. I do! So reading this type of review on blogs is another way for me to find out if I will enjoy the book or not! YES, negative reviews have made me click on a book and read it. For the most part, my reactions have been favorable, too!
I don’t normally comment just for comments’ sake because I want to leave relevant and memorable comments. While a lot of bloggers comment back, I don’t want to leave a nonsensical comment or a comment that says “great post!” I WANT to know my post is great. I want to know what made you read my post or if you will be adding the book I just reviewed to your TBR or not.
Yeah, it’s that simple.
While it’s okay to leave brief comments, I personally find it hard to reply to them. The standard comment is usually “thanks!” But I also don’t want to type “thanks” to all the comments that I respond to!
I know commenting on book review posts is a personal thing, I still think that a book blogger should try to leave a comment.
Please, please, please leave comments on book reviews. I know I do!
Do you leave comments on book review posts?
Do you love receiving comments on your book review posts?