Do you comment on blogs? If so, why? if not, why? That's the question Bryan Eisenberg asked. The responses are fascinating.
I've written before about why women do and don't comment on blogs. I was curious to see if women and men had different responses and if there were any patterns. Now, I didn't use any scientific processes, but did notice a few things....
It seems the female respondents were more likely to add positive "great post" supportive comments. Some of the guys felt that was a waste of time.
Some of the guys felt comments as a whole were a waste of time and didn't bother reading them.
This one response from a woman struck me as especially representative of female communication style
Why don't I add comments more often?
a) when a blog hits a hot button, an issue that I'm passionate about and I feel that I should stand up for it or stand against it I will comment.
b) I generally do not add comments because it isn't that important for me to look really smart or really dumb.
c) I responded to this because it asked specific questions and asked for my opinion.
I think that may be on of the best insights from this post - if you want someone to comment, if you want them to share their opinion - just ask. It certainly worked for Bryan.