Bolstering Mom Blogging With Comments, Writing
I am sure you have witnessed a noticeable decrease in comments and general conversations on blogs throughout the years. Social media has definitely trumped blogs in the area of online conversations, but ultimately we have the power to do whatever we want during the time we spend online and can choose to either converse via social media or in a blogger’s comment section or both.
Many people before me have called for more commenting on blogs, so I want to add my voice to the choir of those advocating for more conversations on blogs. I am also advocating for more quality, conversational pieces on blogs as well. Promotions are wonderful. In fact I help facilitate promotions through Mom Bloggers Club all of the time. But I see room for posts that bring moms who blog together and make us think not just when something ticks the community off or when we are rallying to support one of our own, but all of the time.
I don’t know if that’s through some sort of organizational effort or if the community of mom bloggers will rise to the occasion of creating better content this year.
I guess I am just relishing those simpler days of blogging in the mom community where we connected and bonded around ideas and articles in the news and around talking about our families. Perhaps I am romanticizing those days a bit, but I think we’ve gone from one extreme to the other in the space.
What do you think? How can we make a push for better content in 2012?