On comments to blogs and sticks and stones…

As a relatively recent blogger I find the nature of comments to posts is intriguing. So far less than 2% of the views have resulted in comments.

I categorise comments to blogs tentatively as:

  1. supportive – but with no other content
  2. supportive  with no relevant content but ingratiating
  3. supportive with relevant content
  4. supportive with an own agenda to propagate
  5. opposing and insulting with no content
  6. opposing with rational content but insulting
  7. opposing with rational content
  8. neutral but propagating own agenda

Types 5 and 6 are not very pleasant to read but perhaps they are better than no comment at all in that they represent people sufficiently engaged to comment. I think they cannot be fulfilling their own purposes  since every offensive remark  only seems to discount any content that might be present. Comments of Type 2 and 8 are the most irritating. Types 7 and 3 are the most appreciated.

Sticks and stones may break my bones but ………

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