What is Going on Today with my Comment Section?? Am I Losing My Mind?


My time blogging is revealing that lots of people do not actually read what I write.  I would hazard a guess that i get 30-40 comments each day that reveal to me that people are just skimming through Reader and jumping in to “show” themselves in hopes that I return the favor by visiting their page.

My topic could be on murder and guns.  Then I get a comment that says “I like grapes.”  And it’s not spam, just sometimes they are that ridiculous.

If you’re gonna read then read.  If not, that’s fine too, but don’t flick boogers on my comment section.

Am I way off here?  Maybe I’m just in a foul mood.


52 thoughts on “What is Going on Today with my Comment Section?? Am I Losing My Mind?

  1. I get those kind of comments sometimes too. I feel your pain! It seems like they MIGHT have read the first couple of sentences and then scrolled down and wrote a comment… that makes it obvious they didn’t actually read what I wrote. I would rather they didn’t say anything at all.

  2. Its true I am afraid. I don’t like to write long texts because I know they are not read thoroughly, I understand that readers have a lot of blogs they want to touch on and show their support , so I have to respect this and appreciate that they came and hopefully read, if not…maybe next time.

  3. This reminds me of when I worked in the Finacial Student Loan Departement for Wells Fargo, You send out a precise though lengthy email to your Team Lead or Manager about certain problems you found and you get a reply back that leaves you scratching your head. I had a comment once though not as bad as ” I like Grapes” The person did say sorry and stated that he/she skimmed it fast. That’s like seeing the bread being placed on the counter, swiping it before the meat is added.

  4. Oh, gosh. Yes! It happens. And it’s aggravating! And then there are the “Likes” that turn up within seconds of publishing. We know that the post couldn’t have been read – no one reads that fast! But —- somehow they “Liked” it. I try to think the best of people and their motives with all of this. It’s not easy, though. I don’t know you, but I’m happy to share these: (((((hugs)))))) Venting followed by hugs can help. 🙂

  5. Funny! I do read, and I don’t flick boogers – gross! I’m not into talking about guns, so if you write about them, I’ll probably ignore it. keep making me giggle!

  6. LOL!! “Flicking boogers” is a funny way to put it. Because I am still new at this I have not experienced that, but I can see that happening and how it can be a source of frustration.

  7. I’ll sometimes get a “like” on a post the very second I publish it which just makes me chuckle because I know the person didn’t actually read it (unless they are a speed reading robot ha ha!). I don’t let that kind of stuff get to me anymore. Those who visit my blog and are kind enough to leave me comments are the ones that keep my spirits up 🙂

  8. I am not popular enough to have these problems! I am sorry though that people are not reading what you are actually saying- that can be so frustrating! I mean really the point if blogging is to be heard!

  9. I would appreciate some boogers flicked my way. I rarely receive any comments on my site. I am very familiar with the Reader likes. Personally, I don’t think we should be able to like or comment from the reader as much of it (at least in my reader) are previews.

    Better luck to you in the future with your commenter troubles.

  10. Hi, Danny.

    First, I wanted to thank you for not only reading my blog, but reblogging an entry. Knowing that what I have to say resonates with others is a rather important part of why I’m writing in the first place. Second, I’m replying to this post rather than the one where you linked to my blog because I wanted you to be sure that I was actually paying attention to what you had to say.
    I see where a few others have already spoken up on their feelings about how disheartening/annoying/insulting it can be to see comments that are simply trolling for attention, and here’s my thought: From what I’ve read so far, you have ideas worth sharing and people have not only caught on to that, but they’ve made their presence known. Those connections are the ones that benefit from your time, not the others.
    Keep writing, keep reblogging. I’ll not only keep reading, but you’ll be giving me all sorts of new doors to open with new worlds to explore.

    Thanks again.

  11. Right. Great recipe. I like pancakes too.

    Or, um, wasn’t that your topic? Telephones? Vintage clothing? Sorry, this is taking longer than reading the post would have but, hell, I can’t be bothered with other people’s thoughts, only my own.

  12. Ugh. You’re not off at all, and I get some of the same. Like, ‘how do I make this for my wonderful family?’… Dude, did you not just see the recipe? You had to scroll through the whole bloody thing (with pictures. pictures!) just to comment that?

    Abject. Hatred.

  13. Maybe your in a foul mood because some “readers” have been flicking boogers on your comment section.
    It happens. I know, it’s a lousy answer, but it’s true. I’m fairly certain it happens to anybody whose blog is read. Of course, that’s just my opinion …. nah, I don’t want to go there in this post 😉
    I enjoy your posts. A lot. If I didn’t you wouldn’t hear from me. (now wouldn’t THAT be a relief…)
    Keep writing. You have a lot of people truly “listening”.

    1. A day removed and I am in a much better mood. If I am being honest, I have been hurting more than normal lately and I refocused my frustration into my blog. It happens sometimes I guess. At any rate, Marcus, I appreciate you reading and tolerating me while I act like a brat. lol

  14. 😭 oh the pain of blogging. Don’t fret just write and if and when you get a comment. Make sure to have a happy dance and reciprocate by commenting on theirs. Life’s too short to let this get under your skin. 😁

  15. I think you’re on point. If you DO happen to be in a foul mood, may it pass quickly. I love my community of bloggers. When my world out here permits, I look forward to more interaction.

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