Why there should be comments or the Likes on a blog is the question many a people might be having in their mind. Then there are comments (Replies) on the comments. How do they matter, or why should they be important? Are they all that necessary?. There is in fact nothing like necessary or so compulsory in the world of blogging. Every thing is purely optional and quite voluntary. This is all a matter of an ethics in the field of blogging. One may follow it or one may not. The authors certainly expect that whenever they express themselves by way of writing something, this should elicit some reaction from the side of the readers enabling them to realise as to how their work is acknowledged. Readers too are naturally supposed to express themselves on the topics covered by the writer. The bloggers ethics also provide that each comment and the ‘Like’ be individually acknowledged by the author. I am a defaulter on this count as I don’t go for acknowledging each comment or a ‘Like’ with my monotonous ‘thank you’ in a ritualistic order. Such repetitions, to my mind, only cause boredom and irritation to the readers and comment givers. I hardly reply the readers who are otherwise too close to me personally, as a mere ‘thank you’ is too meagre a measure of expressing the amount of gratitude I owe them otherwise. To name a few in the top list of my readers like V.K. Malhotra, D.N. Sharma, Shyam Mohan Mishra, B.N. Dubey, Dasteerfaisal, Satish Pandey, Abhai Srivastava, and some more, I hardly acknowledge their reactions by way of comments and the ‘Likes’. My thanks to them are there only as a standing continuity for ever. I owe them tons of thanks otherwise. I have seen certain blogs where each comment is invariably given a ‘thank you’. To my mind, this is done from the point of view of increasing the number of the comments to enhance the blog rating, but this approach is supposed to be boring to the readers. I do acknowledge with thanks all the reactions so given by the readers, but this I do on a selected basis where there is some need to point out something specific. Some readers seek my definite advice on a particular point, or there are some who seek clarifications, and in such cases I have to meet their queries. My younger brother, Bishambhar, happens to be one of the readers of all my 5 blogs. He is a graduate with English literature and writes well, but he has a bad habit of inadvertently committing some minor mistakes here and there while giving his comment. Whenever I notice it, I invariably reply to his comment candidly pointing out to him the mistake he committed howsoever trifling it is.
I have of course one suggestion to my valued readers that they should not forget their comment immediately after it is submitted, they should rather keep a steady follow up of it to see how others have reacted to that. I have come across numerous such instances where the comments so given by the readers are well admired meaningfully by their co readers including the author of the original post. They should at least know as to what others are feeling about their comments instead of just ignoring it the moment it is over.