Photo by taliesin.
I love reading your comments.
But I’m not vain. I know you’re not writing for me. I know you don’t care whether or not I see it and whether or not I reply.
I know you’re writing for you.
Your personal brand and your wanting to share that social identity with the world is the primary motivation for you to take time out of your day and write a comment. It’s the same motivation for you to do whatever you do on Facebook. You want to add your comment to the continuing saga of who you are online.
It’s not a bad approach. Any social media strategist will tell you that a simple way to get your blog known to other people is by commenting on their blogs. Being active in their communities, linking to their blog articles, and submitting guest articles are great ways to brand yourself. They’re easy ways for you to share your identity.
So go ahead. Say what you want. You know you have something burning to get out and onto the screen.
Don’t let me stop you. I’ll read it, but I’ll read it knowing you did it out of an intrinsic desire to write from the heart and share yourself with the world.