New Year’s Resolution 2010 #1: Comment More
My social media consumption workflow has changed quite a bit over the last year or so. I still really love Google Reader’s share feature and use that as a bedrock of how I absorb and share information, along with Twitter and even (for me) Facebook of late.
I also like to use Google Readers “shared + note” feature as a quick and easy way to drop a short comment on stories I like while I’m sharing the story with my Google contacts. However, just today I realized that I’m doing myself and my fellow bloggers a disservice in the sense that I don’t leave comments on the “source” blog post page nearly as much as I used to.
I also realized that (the newly redesigned!) Online Media Cultist doesn’t get nearly as many comments as it used to. Part of this is my fault as I go through lengthy periods where I’m not posting a ton, and part of it has to do with the fact that comments get distributed on places like Twitter, Facebook, Digg, etc.
The “distributed conversation” thing is where the Internet and blogosphere is going, and I’m fine with that. People want to have conversations where they’re hanging out, which in fact is why I’ve become so accustomed to leaving comments via Google Reader!
But, as they say, I can control my own actions. And that leads to my new year’s resolution #1 for 2010: comment more.
I resolve to comment on the source blog page of five blogs each day, every weekday.
It’s part of my social media goodwill plan for the new year. Pay it forward, y’all.