Shared Topic: No Comments = Better Bloggers?

I apologize for the delay in posting this, I’m in the process of moving across the country and things are crazy hectic! Now, on with the show!

No matter how much most of us claim to “blog for ourselves”, we almost all get a bit of a rush every time a post of ours receives a new comment. Anea from Oh look, an alt! wondered if the satisfaction that comes from receiving comments (or the fear of receiving negative comments) hinders our ability to express ourselves to our full intent and proposed, as a Shared Topic, would no comments make us better bloggers?

One of the things that can make us happiest as bloggers is seeing e-mails notifying us of comments on our blogs. However, if we took that away – and the influence it may have over our writing – would we become better bloggers?

Would writing what it really is you want to write make you truer to the purpose that you started the blog for? To write exactly whatever is in your head, rather than worrying about whether or not anyone will find it “interesting” or “good enough” to comment on? For the joy of writing?

Or are comments integral to your blogging experience and if you don’t have them, you don’t write?

Sharing their thoughts this week are:

Lissanna from Restokin

Ardol from WoW Philosophized

Pewter from The ‘mental Shaman

Rilandune from Heroically Random!

Cornelious from Techadin

Khraden from Illumination

Borsk from Borsked

Tryssta from The Snobby Blood Elf

Windsoar from Jaded Alt

Artie from Blade Barrier

Gazimoff from The Mana Obscura

Dwarven Pinball from The Dwarven Pinball

Tarinae from A Healadin’s Tear

Psynister from Psynister’s Notebook

Demeternoth from Deme the DK

Ophelie from The Bossy Pally and the Giant Spoon

Lunaire from Lunaire’s World of Warcraft

This week’s Shared Topic takes a look at the 1-10 level bracket. Considering that many accounts never reach level 10, we explore the first few levels that come after the “create new character” screen. What do we like about them, what don’t we like? How could they be improved?

To take part, head over to the thread at Blog Azeroth!

Want to participate in a different Shared Topic? Here’s a sample of the topics coming up:
What to do when your raid is canceled
Best and Worst Cities in Azeroth
An Explorer Task

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