Recently I was reading a blog post that sparked a thought in me. I felt compelled to comment; and honestly, this isn’t that frequent a response in me. So I started scrolling down to the comment section… and scrolled, and scrolled.. and scrolled. The entry box to leave a comment was at the bottom of the form, below 81 comments left by others.
Because I had to scroll through the comments to leave my own, I started reading some of them. I got to perhaps the 10th comment before I started to get distracted from the initial response I wanted to leave. Yet, I felt compelled to keep reading the comments to ensure I wasn’t going to simply be echoing something someone else had left.
Have you experienced the same? Do you sometimes find that too many comments causes you to leave silently? (This may or may not be somewhat related to a blog post written by Sire: Why I No Longer Link to the Likes of Problogger and John Chow. Once a blog hits critical mass, do you worry you have nothing more to offer?)