Appreciation For Bloggers

One thing that I have not been able to understand is, why are readers so miserly when it comes to appreciating the good work of a blogger? From personal to multi authored blogs, I have seen a lot of brilliant bloggers who contribute selflessly to inform others on various topics and yet readers do not show appreciation.

It takes a lot of time and effort to blog, and appreciation is the one thing that motivates a blogger to keep going. Lack of it can not only slow a blogger down but it can actually make him quit, and the reader who could not spend a few seconds doing his/her part in the comments section will probably end up wondering why.

I have seen some brilliant posts with thousands of ‘views’ but no comments. Some have only one or two. If there are more, it is because of the same people who usually comment. It is as though others don’t need to. They can selfishly continue to read of other people’s hard work without the thought of showing appreciation ever crossing their mind.

By the way, when was the last time you showed appreciation?

12 thoughts on “Appreciation For Bloggers”

  1. Good subject, Mohammad. I think we should all consider ourselves fortunate to have such forums in which to share facts and ideas, pro or con, and get to understand each other a little better. We give something and we get something–excellent exercise for the mind and highly worth the effort, from my viewpoint.

  2. My compliments for all bloggers, who have been contributing excellent articles for educating so many readers.
    Well done and keep it up.

  3. @Khurram: Bloggers do not make enough money even to pay the hosting expenses, especially if they blog about current affairs and politics. I say this from experience 🙂

    Most of the bloggers are out here to vent their frustration/anger/despair, rant about their lives or how they perceive the world around them. Writing is a laborious job, especially when one is pulling out his/her thoughts and presenting them in form of a blog post.

    While I agree that a blog post has to provide some value to users else they may not participate in the conversation, the commenters should also follow basic communication etiquettes and not critcize for the sake of it.

  4. First off, Appriciation is not the only thing, bloggers earn good amount from advertisements.

    Secondly, think from a readers mind, are you creating value for them, or just your title is catchy. Many views to a single post doesn’t mean that the visitor read the post fully, he may just see and after reading few lines, quit. Writing a post is nothing, its all about creating value.

    Thirdly, many bloggers are not open to comments. They do not accept the comments which are against there thoughts, and they reply harshly that makes a visitor to not comment again.

  5. @Yusha: lol…yes this is true.

    “By the way, when was the last time you showed appreciation?”

    This was a cool touch to it. But seriously speaking you are right. Hina is also correct. However, chowrangi’s procedure is simple. Other websites require people to first register and then comment. That is a real pain.

    Anyway, I think everyone will try to comment now. 😀
    Thumbs up!

  6. People are not use to I think with the practice of commenting may be because of entering the required information or whatever but it is a pat on back surely which helps the blogger and give him or her a boost or at least a smile who made an effort to aware people.
    Valid point raised. Appreciate your effort.

  7. well said – there is a definite reluctance for people to write a short note – for a n00b it is like standing up for the first time to speak publicly – commenting somehow gets the same treatment – but once you do it – its a walk in the park

    Even a simple – I AGREE or something short like GREAT POST is enough of a pat-on-the-back for anyone even me – it brings a smile that someone atleast read the hard work

    I must agree its good that you brought it up


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