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April 20, 2009

Google Reader Killed the Blog Comment!

I can still remember the very first blog that I ever read and how is subsequently led me to another, then another, then before I knew it was creating a blog of my own.  

It was February 2007 and I was surfing the internet one day and came upon the blog 4tunate. I quickly became fascinated with this mom's journey of raising quadruplet boys. I then began reading some of the comments on one of her posts. One comment was from Kate at My Life as a Mom.  So I started reading Kate's blog....This led me to a few of her friend's blogs. Shelly at Life as We Know It (who has recently become a contributor over at my review blog Peanut Butter and Pickle Reviews), and also found Brittany at 4 Little Men & Girlie Twins. And you can't forget the blogs that I have learned about due to them being in my BlogHer rotation. I have met Kerry at Just Us Gibsons. Who did the sweetest thing last summer when Gauge turned 1. She knew by reading my blog that he was having a Monkey party and mailed me an adorable Monkey bank.

Then there are countless others that I have found along the way. I use to visit each of them individually to read their latest post. I would usually leave a comment.....but then something happened. I opened up a Google Reader account. I could now read all of my favorite things in one place. Then I got lazy with my comments. Since I wasn't going to their site, I wasn't leaving comments anymore.  That is why I believe that Google Reader has Killed the Blogger Comment.

I think that it has become true on my site as well. I don't get very many comments, but I love reading the few that I do get. I'm going to try better y'all to actually visit your sites and leave comments. I would love if you would do the same for me.  So...that is why I'm calling for an unofficial De-Lurk.  Don't let Google Reader make you lazy like it has done to me.  Comment just never know who you might meet :-)


  1. Google reader may have killed the blogger comment, but Firefox brought it back. A few modifications and you should be back in business.

  2. Great post!

    That is why I don't use Google Reader. Hopefully, those who have fallen to the "Reader" will come back and leave comments:)

    Hugs and Mocha,

  3. I have to admit, I get a little lazy with the comment love too since using the Google Reader. My problem is I dont go thru it often enough and get overwhelmed. I took this weekend to clean out over 300 entries!! My eyes hurt!

  4. You are probably right about Google Reader. But, I am so happy I found it. It makes reading my favorite blogs so much easier.


  5. I am right there with you. I didn't start adding to my reader until just a few months ago, and was leaving comments left and, nope...not nearly as much, but am trying. :)

    I got hooked on blogging just like you. didn't even know what blogland was about last year. :)

  6. I usually don't comment that often because I don't want to be a stalker on your site! LOL!!!!! You're awesome Lacie...I love your blog!

  7. you are probably right about google reader...i'm sure i'm the only blogger on the planner that doesn't use i guess i really don't know!

    thanks for the's the monkey bank holding up?

    check out my blog when you get a chance...i've tagged you for a little meme there and given you a blog award pressure...only join in if ya want to!


  8. that would be blogger on the "planet"...not planner...geez!

  9. Well Google Reader hasn't killed it for me, cause I don't use it! I've just been terrible at keeping up on my favorite blogs. (yours included!)

    I noticed in your last couple of posts Gauges SHORT hair! We just cut all of Mylo's off yesterday. (sniff,sniff) I miss his curls already, but he was SWEATING like crazy on Saturday so we decided to give him a short 'do for the summer. It's hard to see all those curls go though, huh?!

  10. I totally can relate to all of this...I have to tell you that I made a goal to try and visit 5 other SITStas on the blog roll every day and it has been so much fun!!

  11. I really never understood what google reader was, so guess I'm safe from those pit falls. I've never understood though why anyone takes the time to read and not leave a comment. If you don't leave a comment no one knows you were there. Isn't the whole purpose of blogging back and forth chatting? I also get miffed when people respond to me in private emails instead of reading and commenting. No one blogs with the hope that no one will read or post a comment;;;;;so it just seems silly to me.

    I leave lots of comments, feel like I can't expect people to visit me, read me, leave me comments if I don't do the same. So....I'm with ya 100%

    I've not yet read or understood what bloher is, can you give me the 1-2-3 of it?

  12. Tried to find you on blog catalog and blogarama so I rate your nice blog; but couldn't find you in either place? I used All you need is love, and life down our lane as your title?


  13. That's funny! I'm exactly the same way! It drives me nuts that you can't leave a comment through "reader". I wonder what your first commenter meant by Firefox brought it back? does Firefox have a "reader", too?

  14. I'm here.

    I have that problem too.

    But ps - it was tough to find your comment link with all that stuff under your posts.

  15. Just clicked on your blog for the first time...through the blogher ad link thing. After reading this post I couldn't just lurk; I had to comment. Great blog, I'm really liking what I see.


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