Saturday, 1 December 2012

Why comments on a blog post is not useful in target orientation

Seth Godin has written in his blog post as " Instead of writing for everyone, I find myself writing in anticipation of the commenters. " it means he dislikes comments and commenters but he is one of the successful blogger and e-entrepreneur whom thousands of entrepreneur accepted as icon . My query is here why comments are not helpful or useless ?
Why comments on a blog post is not useful in target orientation
This question is asked by me in a popular Facebook group by me . There are a lots of well experienced and established bloggers commented in my query .I have re posted those comments here for my readers. Check out the experts analysis about the commenting process of blog post . Why comments on a blog post is not useful in target orientation ?

Selected conversation on Why comments is not useful ?


Ileane smith from Basicblogtips says " The point I was trying to make earlier is that he doesn't allow comments on his blog which is the reason I stopped reading it years ago. To me a blog without comments is really a website. But that is just my personal point of view and like I said most people think he is the God of marketing (online and offline). He has some excellent books that would be worthwhile reading but I have no time for his blog."

Suresh Khanal from Bivori  says " It might be something different than what we most believe or understand. For a personality like Seth, it might be more important to share his findings than to engage with readers and commenters. I don't know, its my sheer guess. When I think it again, yes, engaging sometimes drive you to totally different direction than what you had intended. I have some similar experience with one of my blog. I started seommotips.com blog to learn about SEO & MMO and write tutorials about my findings and learning. When I proceed, I learned that comments makes a blog alive. I tried to get more comments. To get more comments, I had to write what my commenters want to read about. The commenters on that blog were really good and active bloggers.  As I went on getting more comments, my earlier intention was completely destroyed. The blog developed to something totally different shape that what I thought of earlier. I was startled and stunned. Finally this took me to decide the blog completely and start my initial intention agin. So, now I'm with bivori.com. So, there might be something similar or other more stronger reasons for Seth to utter " Instead of writing for everyone, I find myself writing in anticipation of the commenters."

Mohul Ghosh from Wordswithmagic says " There is some reason why is he called the greatest Marketer America ever produced.. he is one among the co-founders of Yahoo and founder of Squido, the world's 7th largest web property. He has stopped commenting on his blog because he felt that he is getting influenced by the comments. As Suresh mentioned, the comments actually influence you to write for the commentators.. and your inner voice is sometimes lost in that.. different fundas of different geniuses.such persons are thought leaders.. very difficult to understand.

Conclusion :-

This conversation has clearly stated that allow others to comment in our blog post has motivated our Genuine thoughts and we have failed to reach our original goal where we have targeted to reach via our blogs.

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