Day Twenty-Four: Chat with other event participants – visit five other participants in the event your chose on Day 22. Leave at least two comments. (Read and comment more if you can!)
I was rather peeved with this one – I’ve already been visiting event participants , leaving comments on interesting posts and responding to others when they are nice enough to comment on my posts and I’ve enjoyed doing that. And didn’t we already do something like this on Day Fourteen? Yes we did – and then we did more of the same on Day Seventeen.
I don’t tend to leave comments for the sake of leaving a comment, I prefer to take up space on another person’s page when they have said something that is meaningful or interesting to me. If I want to chat, I’ll do it through Facebook or Twitter, which are designed for that purpose.
The result of this exercise is that more people who have already been visiting me began posting comments, which leads to more conversation and guess what? Although it is very nice to chat, I’ve been spending time bouncing between my notifications and the various posts where the comments are located trying to make sure nobody is left out than actually chatting. It’s actually quite a headache, especially if some nice person responds to my reply – because of the number of comments, I couldn’t readily remember what they were talking about unless I bounced back to the original post.
Here’s hoping that the level of comments will settle down once everybody has done their homework for this on, and we will return to a more natural flow of conversation. In the meantime, if you are one of the people that I seemed to ignore, I promise you – it was not on purpose!
Shame on you WordPress – if you want to turn your site into another Facebook/Twitter, shouldn’t you make the navigation between posts and comments a little smoother?