With the start of school it seems everyone has found themselves busier then they were during the summer. Unless they are a stay at home mom like me and with the start of school comes more free time, rather then less. Recently I've seen a decline in comments and visitors in general and it got me thinking that it was time to do another one of these posts to find out how you decide which blogs to visit and comment.
Some blogs get around 20 comments per review. How, and why is that? I tend to get 5-10 on average per review. Does that mean I'm a crappy reviewer? Are my reviews too long, too short? Not easily understood? Are my tastes and posts too eclectic without enough of a common theme for people to come back over and over again? I don't know, but it doesn't matter really because I'm doing what I can, want, and am able to do. I read eclect'ly, that's just my taste. I review as I'm able to at that time and depending on how the book inspired me, or didn't inspire me. Sometimes I wish I could say less, sometimes I wish I could say more. But honestly, I don't think it's that my taste is eclectic, or that my reviews aren't good.
I have decided I am a crappy commenter myself and who's gonna visit my blog when I don't visit them? (I do have many regulars, and I LOVE you guys!) For awhile now I've been working my hardest to visit anyone and everyone who comments on my blog (other then the giveaways) and it seems like it takes up all of my time I have for commenting just to visit them which means MANY other blogs get neglected. I have several blogs I try to visit everyday no matter what (you can find them on my right sidebar) but I follow so many blogs how do I decide which ones to visit? To be honest, it's hard to find any more time for commenting, I'm dedicating at least an hour everyday just for comments, but my goal is to try to fit in at least a half hour more each day. Which means less reading time, but a half hour really isn't that much so I hope I can manage. I also want to be able to go through the list of links on the Saturday Situation post. So I plan to go through the list through out the entire week reading the posts that interest me (and hopefully at least a few giveaways).
So, tell me, what is your comment routine? Do you visit everyone who visits you? Do you have certain blogs you visit everyday? Or how do you decided which ones you want to visit? Tell me your thoughts on this subject please. Thanks for stopping by!
EDIT: Sophia The Writer wrote up an awesome post about commenting. It's different from mine because it's more about the ease of commenting, etc. I HIGHLY recommend you check it out because I happen to agree with her about pretty much everything she said. It is: The Top 3 Things Well- Meaning Bloggers Do That Drive Readers Nuts.