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Monday, April 2, 2012

Comments

Just a quick observation totally unrelated to anything...

I was just noticing on other collector blogs how despite the content, photos, etc. on a blog post, most people get between 3-5 comments each time they send something.  If you are me, it's usually less.  But overall, the average is probably somewhere in that range.

But you offer up a contest???....And the dam breaks. 

Instantly your comment count increases 15-20.  Make it a FREE contest and that number immediately goes to near 50 or more.

The moral of this story...CARD COLLECTORS LIKE FREE STUFF!!

11 comments:

  1. I'm in! Thanks for the contest!!!




    :)

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  2. True story! I think people read a LOT of blogs but comment very rarely. Or at least that's what I hope seeing as how few comments I get on much of my stuff!

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  3. 3-5. I wish! My crappy not worth making comments on blog:
    http://canthavetoomanycards.blogspot.com

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  4. I go in cycles. Sometimes, I'll read through and make 25-30 comments on blogs, sometimes I'm pressed for time and I'll mostly just read. I used to be obsessed with numbers...hits, comments, followers. Now I check my hits about once a week or so and if I'm getting hits and not many comments, at least I know people are reading. I know Nachos Grande was having a problem that got fixed. He lost a lot of views. That has nothing to do with your post, but I saw he commented and thought it was worth mentioning.

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    1. I couldn't say it better myself...glad I'm not the only one thinking this...

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  5. When I first began reading card blogs and then started my own, I really wanted to comment on as many posts as possible. Even if it was just a sentence to show that I was reading. As time goes on, though, I find myself commenting less and less; not because I'm not reading (because I read every post in my feed), but because I'm lazy or just don't have the time.

    Comments are nice, but I understand why they appear few and far between. Readership is all I care about.

    Speaking of contests, though, I think I am going to host my (now) 2nd Annual NHL Playoff Contest. Stay tuned!

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  6. Great point Tim. Many of the people commenting are usually the same ones which in some respects makes our community a little tighter but at the same time, I would guess for each comment there were probably 40-50 that didn't comment.

    Casey, I am stoked for the pool!

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  7. I don't get near the # of comments on my toy related blog as compared to my trading card blog. It's hard to figure out what people like and like to read. While I love comments and hearing what people think about the topic at hand I've posted, I don't get too wrapped up in the numbers anymore.

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  8. I wasn't expecting all the comments regarding...well,comments. Interesting points made by everyone, though. I promise I wasn't trying to start a deep philosophical discussion over whether blog commenting was important or not. I was only kind of thinking out loud about all the contest posts that I have seen over the last few years and that most bloggers get only a few comments per post until "an offer we can't refuse" is made. But I guess in the end, I know I'm not the only one that shares the same observations.

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