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Why Is It That Some People Do Not Comment On Blogs?

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One of my favourite pastimes is reading blog posts from other people on the world wide web.

On numerous occasions, I came across well-written blog posts that did not have any comments in the comments section; it left me wondering, “Why is it that no one commented on those blog posts?”

In most instances, blog posts that are well-written will contain a large amount of comments in the comments section; but that is never always the case β€” there is dead silence in the comments section of a lot of blogs.

The sight of comments in the comments section of blogs, usually signifies that people came across their content, read it and shared their perspectives on it.

So, let us examine some reasons why some people have refused to leave comments in the comments section of the blogs of others.

Some People Are Genuinely Shy

If a person is shy, they will not leave a comment in someone else’s comments section (And, there are a lot of shy people out there).

A shy person usually avoids attention from others (And, in their mind’s eye, leaving a comment in someone else’s comments section of their blog, is akin to drawing attention to their self; which is the last thing that they want).

For the record, a shy person would occasionally step outside of their proverbial shell and leave someone a comment in the comments section of their blog (But, that sort of behaviour from them is very rare).

In reality, shy people have opinions too and they could share their opinions (if they really wanted to) on the blog posts that they have read via the comments section of other people’s blogs.

Some People Would Prefer To Press The ‘Like’ Button

Yes, my friend, it is a fact, that some people would prefer to press the ‘like’ button (Provided that your blog comes with a ‘like’ button and you have enabled the ‘like’ button on your blog).

I have seen many WordPress blogs with lots of likes and no comments.

Also, pressing the ‘like’ button is one hundred times easier than leaving an actual comment in the comments section of someone else’s blog.

In some instances, the person does not know what to say or they are too lazy to leave a thoughtful comment in the comments section of someone else’s blog.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of bloggers on WordPress who abuse the ‘like’ button; they press it without ever reading a single word that the author of the article published; I discussed this in detail in my article,Β 6 Crazy Things That Bloggers Do.

Some People Do Not Have An Email Address

Believe it or not, there are people on the face of the Earth who do not have an email address (They are trying to live off of the grid or they simply do not want anything to do with having an email address).

The typical commenting system usually requires:

  • A person’s name.
  • A person’s email address.
  • A person’s URL; which is optional.

Now, one can set their comments to allow anonymous comments from people (anonymous comments do not require a person’s name or a person’s email address); but it is something that I do not recommend.

Nine times out of ten, if a person does not have an email address, they would be unable to leave a comment in the comments section of someone else’s blog.

Some People Are Silent Observers

It is a well-known fact, that not everyone who reads a blog post will comment on it.

As a matter of fact, I do not comment on every blog post that I read.

And, if you are honest, you would also agree on the fact, that you do not comment on every blog post that you read.

There are those moments when we would prefer to be silent observers.

So, I can safely speculate, that a lot of those blog posts without comments, were encountered by silent observers.

And, it appears as though cyberspace is filled with lots of silent observers.

Some People Thought That Those Blog Posts Were Not Worthy Of Being Commented On

Oh yes, there are people like that; if they thought that your blog post was mediocre, they would not comment on it.

Do you ever comment on mediocre blog posts?

In spite of a blog post being horrible, there are people who will still comment on it (But as you have learned, not everyone is like that).

Also, some people may be biased towards particular types of content and would blatantly refuse to read topics that go against their belief system.

Oh well, some people are stuck in their ways (And, there will always be people like that on the world wide web).

Some People Do Not Like The Commenting System On Certain Blogs

When I was on Blogger, I used Disqus, because I loved the way it looked and it was fabulous at preventing spam comments from infiltrating my comments thread.

However, there were people who did not want to comment on my blog via Disqus; some people thought that:

  • Disqus was too difficult to use.
  • Disqus wanted too much of their personal information.
  • Disqus was a pain in the butt, because it prompted them to create an account with Disqus.

To be fair, I cannot find myself being displeased with anyone for not wanting to use a commenting system that they hate or a commenting system that they are uncomfortable with.

And, some people would refuse to comment on blogs with the following comment plugins:

  • Facebook comments.
  • Google Plus comments.
  • LiveFyre.
  • IntenseDebate.

In most instances, the best commenting system is the native commenting system that comes with one’s blog.

So, from a logical perspective, if a person hates the commenting system on a blog, they are not going to leave a comment.

Final Thoughts

So, now you have a greater insight as to the reason why some people do not comment on blogs.

Also, if you know of other reasons why people do not comment on blogs, please feel free to tell me about them via the comments section of my blog.

And, please show this blog post of mines a bit of love by pressing the ‘like’ button and also by sharing it on your favourite social media.

Thank you for taking the time for reading this blog post and for visiting Renard’s World.


39 thoughts on “Why Is It That Some People Do Not Comment On Blogs?

  1. Hi Renard,

    All the reasons you mentioned are valid indeed. Here’s one more reason…

    I comment on blogs rarely because I’m busy running my businesses and blog commenting is an activity that has a low ROI. When I comment, I prefer to comment on blogs that have the plugin CommentLuv enabled. In that particular case a link to my latest blog post and the relevant headline are also displayed. Way more chances to get someone’s attention.

    For example, when I comment here, only a link to my blog homepage is displayed and the anchor text shows my name. If one of your visitors is a blogger who wonders whether removing the sidebar from his or her blog is good or not, that person will have no clue how close the solution is. One missed chance for both that visitor and myself. As opposed to this version, on a CL enabled blog, my headline “Should You Ditch the Sidebar of Your Blog or Not?” and the link to that blog post will be also displayed.

    Huge difference πŸ˜‰

    Have a great weekend!

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      1. 1) CommentLuv is a WordPress plugin

        2) The developer is sick and the plugin wasn’t updated for a long period of time. I wrote a blog post that shows how to solve some of the issues (title: “CommentLuv: How to Fix the Errors Caused by Https Links”), but at the same time in that blog post I warned everyone who didn’t have the plugin downloaded at the right time NOT to download it now. That’s because the last version from WordPress repository is not actually the last version that was released by the author of the plugin.

        3) As far as I know, another blogger got from the author of the plugin the right to further develop it and use it. That blogger didn’t do anything by now though.

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  2. I would add one unusual reason not to comment. It’s when a blog post leaves me so speechless (because it’s so vulnerable and raw about, say, the loss of a child) that I simply feel I lack the right words to respond.

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  3. I love to comment and I am always interested in the reply.

    I keep repeating ad nauseam that the blog posts that I enjoy most are the ones that initiate an active discussion in the comments section.

    But you are absolutely correct in your observations.
    A lot of people don’t comment or just press like.

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  4. Yeah, i used to feel guilty about people not commenting or liking my blog posts, but now i realize that it doesn’t matter. When i blog, i do so because i want to, I’m random in thought and just write those random thoughts down; my blog is like my journal. That’s how i look at it anyway.
    Thanks for the information!!

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  5. I’ve got a few reasons… Sometimes I don’t have anything meaningful to add, other times I think they blogger might think I’m being ‘forward’ so I’m shy and yet other times I’ve enjoyed the post but I’m just lazy so a ‘like’ will do

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  6. I read the other comments people have made and if someone already has expressed what I would have said, I don’t comment. To me, that’s like piling on…even when it’s a positive comment. (I don’t think anyone else gave this reason for not commenting…unless I missed it.)

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  7. I am shy, and lazy πŸ™‚ But I will comment on this blog about commenting on blogs because I like to be meta. Also, it was well written and brought up some great points!

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  8. You really have shared some real and practical points on why some posts don’t get as many comments as deserved! I find it real hard to comment on blogs that requires a login or details related to email and url.. your posts are always so relatable with great content…

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  9. I do not know other reasons but this is great cause I always been asking myself why no one leave never s comment on my blog! Now I may imagine why

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