February 03, 2004

Leaving Comments

I find myself deleting a lot of half-finished comments on other people's blogs. Or considering a response, only to censor myself for being too nitpicky, ornery or trite. I still try to comment everywhere I visit at least once in a while, if nothing else to show that I've been there and reading.

Do you do that?

Posted by Ted at February 3, 2004 02:15 PM
Category: Munuvian Daily Tattler

I know what you mean about half-finished comments. Many times I start to say something, but then

Posted by: TL Hines at February 3, 2004 02:24 PM

I comment if I have something to say but I'm hesitant about the "hi, love your blog" or "I linked to you" kind of comments. I guess I worry that people will think I'm just trying to be noticed, which of course is true sometimes.

Posted by: Lynn S at February 3, 2004 03:12 PM

I do it too, particularly if I lose track of what I was going to say in the middle of it. Which seems to be happening more often since my last birthday ;)!

Posted by: Susie at February 3, 2004 03:22 PM

Yup. All the time. I start writing a comment and then try to think how the other person might see it and figure it might be better left unsaid.

On the other hand some bloggers (like me) would appreciate any comment - they can always send a few emails to sort out any misunderstanding from the comment.

Posted by: Ozguru at February 3, 2004 04:35 PM

Sometimes I think I write more in other blogs comments than I do in my own blog. And since I'm doing it in their comment form and not the text editor I use for writing posts, I'm doing it without spell check! Always very dangerous.

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at February 3, 2004 04:57 PM

Yep. Constantly.
This is the comment to show you I'm still here and reading! ;-)

Posted by: Nic at February 3, 2004 07:43 PM

No, never, not at all...

Uh, which is to say, yes.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at February 3, 2004 08:03 PM

All the time. I probably wrote and cancelled five comments just last night. Usually it's because I tried to be either funny or profound and it just wasn't working. I'd rather say nothing than say something lame-ass embarrassing like this nipple shield I'm exposing.


Posted by: Tuning Spork at February 4, 2004 01:38 AM

Not often enough, and definately not often enough on your blog Ted.

Posted by: Rocket Man Blog at February 4, 2004 01:48 AM

That's a load of sh

Posted by: AnonymousKyle at February 4, 2004 08:45 AM

Rarely, and that's usually because I have to calm down first. I do find myself editing the bejeepers out of some comments, tho.

Posted by: Victor at February 4, 2004 12:57 PM

I seem to do that a lot lately (except since I'm a new visitor here, this is comment #3 so far) -- it's as though you're in the middle of typing a comment and you're suddenly struck with an extreme case of commentphobia or shyness or something. It's strange -- why begin typing a comment only to end up deleting it?

Posted by: Cindy at February 7, 2004 04:10 PM
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