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♥ | Winter-Morgaine

Psynopsis Morgaine Conway-Grim Vintage Lace Dress
Lovely Morgaine as photographed last winter in the woods.

...and now, lets talk about something completely different - It's true, and some of you asked about this – I've been a bit schizo about the comment function lately… on, off, on, off… but there's reason behind the madness, actually several ones:
1) When someone leaves a comment I do like to reciproce* the visit, and because of some life changes I currently don't find much time to do this.
2) This sounds bad, but it's the sad truth – the longer I blog the more I just want to do my thing – which could be an abstract photo one day, talking about a fashion show or some inspiration the next, and to have the confidence to do 'my thing' (whatever that is) I sometimes feel it's better not to care what others think about it – yeap, it's the virtual head in the sand and I bang the one against the wall in shame about it…
3) Some of my favourite blogs (e.g. turned out, hedi slimane’s diary, jak & jil) work wonderfully without comments. Personally, I really don't care if a blog offers comments or not – if I find the content exciting I go and visit. And there's always email and twitter

So, what do you think? How do you do it? Comment function – yay or nay? ♥ ♥ ♥

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13 comments:

Dancing Branflake said...

Yes. I want to be heard. I want to tell you how much I love you. Blogging for me is about interaction and commenting is my favorite part.

Vix said...

I agree with Dancing Branflake, blogging's all about the interaction and community feel. I can totally understand why you turn off comments if you're too busy to visit other blogs though and I'd rather you posted and did that rather than not popping up in my side bar! x

Mat said...

i like comments, hence commenting now. not that we all need it but sometimes if i have something to say and i can't i do sort of feel frustrated. especially if i want to say how good the post was ect, i don't always feel i can get away with that on an email.


keep doing it for you though

SACRAMENTO said...

I am a chatter box, so I need the option, not the obligation, to comment; otherwise you take away your readers voice. They might not need you to reciprocate.
I always do what I want and feel like doing in my blog.
As a matter of fact I am going to stop blogging from end of July to beginning of September ( Off to England and Scotland away from it all with the family) with no a worry in the world.
I build it to welcome those who really want to come( I told you I was a chatter box)

To me a blog without comment feels like a magazine.
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Kazuko said...

i understand. but don't put yourself under pressure - i don't believe the readers who leave a comment expect you to comment back on their blog or to reply to their comment on your blog. well, some may do, but then they don't understand the meaning of blogging. you're right - the blog should be 'your' thing. so whether you turn the comment function of your blog on or off - we'll have to live with it.

PS as i have to chance to comment now: i looooooved the recent 'green' post with a pic of you in the woods! ;)

SabinePsynopsis said...

Thank you all for your input! Sacramento's point about comments making a blog a blog and not a magazine is really interesting. I'll brood a bit about it all.

And Thank you! for your words about the 'green photo', Kazuko. I quite like that one, too :)

Tanvi said...

You know already where I stand on this and last 3 months of blogging without comments has been the most fun and easy going blogging I had done in a long time.

And now I comment on people's blogs 'coz I want to and not out of obligation!

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Isabel said...

i like reading comments but i definitely do not have the time i once did to respond to all of them. i also notice that when i don't respond to comments i don't get as many comments either which i guess means that a lot of people aren't visiting because they like your blog but b/c they want you to visit theirs.....

The Foolish Aesthete said...

I totally get you. The blog is your voice, to show what you want and care about, not what others might want you to show. I think we all agree that we love what we see on yours! There are actually many times I just want to post one image, just to get it out there because it's in my head. Maybe I should adopt your occasional no-comment function? -- J xxx

shaddamiv said...

It's definitely an aye. Otherwise you could publish a PDF :-D

Harriet said...

I really like leaving comments. I love visiting a blog, seeing something I like and just leaving a little note to say so. That's why I have comments on my blog, and why I like that blogs have them on.

Having said that it doesn't make me less likely to visit a blog if they are off, and you should totally do what is right for you, but I do think I am more likely to leave a comment than write someone an email. It's just an extra step I probably wouldn't do unless I had a burning question!

Fashionistable said...

I get what you mean, in many ways and I have had this conversation with Karl from Guerreisms. He is happy he did it. But his initial reason for turning his off was because someone was being nasty and vindictive about him and using the commentors comments to be nasty on a wider scale. However I must say I spent more time on site's where I leave comments. I re look at images and deliberate more over what I am saying and thinking. Xxxx

drollgirl said...

it is harder and harder to get to blogging (and commenting). i have been blogging for so long. most of me feels like i am out of fresh ideas, so why bother. but then again, it is a nice and fun format so i don't want to abandon ship completely now. but there are so many fun things to do in life, and it is hard to make time for all. sigh.