Last post I talked about information overload in life. The more I thought about it, the more I realised that if I take the time to read something that someone has taken the time to write, it would be rude of me not to comment, even if it is simply to say ‘Great post.’
In the past, I have sometimes felt that these words are used by people who by commenting on other posts, wishes to only highlight their own person. Make your name visible and someone will find their way to what ever it is you’re selling. I am probably very cynical in this, which is why I often don’t comment on things I read, as I don’t always feel I have the insight to make a thoughtful comment and don’t want to appear shallow and self-promoting.
I thought about this much over the week, and realised that I am probably the victim of my own cynicism and that online relationships just like real life ones need to be nurtured, and through constant contact, the good will emerge from the bad. Yes you might spend some weeks following someone who is only in it for their self promotion and they will keep comment on your posts in the hope that you or one of your reader will click through to their ‘selling’ profile, but these will eventually disappear, because true relationships online and in real life will only last if there is a mutual interest from both sides.