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Moonvoice on Posting
moonvoice muses about posts and comments.  I'll copy the core questions here:

What sort of posts are you most likely to comment on?
And what sort of posts do you find yourself scrolling past?
Do you make the kind of posts that you are most likely to comment on?
Or do you make the kind of posts you are likely to scroll past in another's journal?
How important is the interactive aspect of LJ to you?

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valdary From: valdary Date: June 29th, 2010 01:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am most likely to comment on posts where I can help the poster with supplying information. (and on posts I have permission to read of course, which I can't with post you linked)

I scroll past posts copied from other forums, such as lists of twitter posts. It doesn't feel as though person is there to talk to. I like to keep my posts unique to each website, I may link a post but I don't copy across verbatum. Nothing is more irritating than to follow a link to find exactly same text instead of an expansion on it.

I probably don't make the kind of posts I would comment on.

I like the feeling of having some conversational friends on LJ but I don't use it as primary social interaction, for that I use twitter which is much faster and more responsive. I may use LJ to expand on points that there are not room to go into on twitter or facebook. LJ allows you to explain yourself.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: June 29th, 2010 07:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thoughts

>> I scroll past posts copied from other forums, such as lists of twitter posts. <<

So do I, although I may read Dreamwidth posts.

>>I like to keep my posts unique to each website, I may link a post but I don't copy across verbatum. <<

I do some of that. My Facebook is mostly an aggregator for my other activities, but I do use it for making very brief posts that wouldn't make much sense in LJ.
aldersprig From: aldersprig Date: June 29th, 2010 01:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I comment on posts that talk to some part of me, or where I feel I can offer information.

I scroll past political posts. Also, like valdary, twitter compilations and such.

I try to make the sort of posts those people who read my journal will comment on. This is a tricky art (ditto Twitter). I try not to make posts that others will scroll by.

Why would I LJ if I didn't want to interact? :-)
msstacy13 From: msstacy13 Date: June 29th, 2010 01:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can't honestly and accurately answer the first four questions,
but that last one--that LJ happens in context
is what makes all the difference.
From: minor_architect Date: June 29th, 2010 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Regarding that last question, the interactive aspect of LJ is very important to me. Simply put: if there's little to no chance that we're ever going to converse in each others' blogs, I don't Friend you. I've also removed people from my Friends list who've lost the time or inclination to leave or respond to comments. I rarely take these instances personally; in most cases, people have good reasons for "dropping off the map." But there's also no reason for me to keep them on my Friends list if we're not going to talk.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: June 29th, 2010 06:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thoughts

I don't always have time to read the LJ Friends list. There are only a few blogs I follow daily. But I do check periodically so that people on my flist will hear from me at least once in a while. I have started Friending more people spontaneously in an effort to boost my own audience, too. But I don't Friend people who rarely or never update their LJ, or talk about things that just don't interest me -- unless they donate to the Poetry Fishbowl, because they have to be on my flist for some of those perks.
From: mmegaera Date: June 29th, 2010 11:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Posts I have knowledge to contribute on, or which comment on something I'm interested in. The comms I belong to fall into those two categories, too.

I scroll past most political stuff, and past aggregated posts, and past posts on things I don't participate in, like RPGs.

I hope so. I've noticed that photo posts seem to attract the most commentary to my journal, as well as posts where I'm asking for information.

It's very important. A lot of people I met in another forum have migrated over here, which is how I got started here in the first place.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: June 30th, 2010 12:02 am (UTC) (Link)

Thoughts

>>The comms I belong to fall into those two categories, too.<<

Oh yeah, I tend to join communities for things that I really like and where I want to network with people.

>>I've noticed that photo posts seem to attract the most commentary to my journal, as well as posts where I'm asking for information.<<

My photo posts have become quite popular too.

>>A lot of people I met in another forum have migrated over here, which is how I got started here in the first place.<<

Alas, no matter what I try, I get very little crossover myself.
From: mmegaera Date: June 30th, 2010 12:14 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thoughts

Alas, no matter what I try, I get very little crossover myself.

Well, I followed them. They didn't follow me [wry g].
eseme From: eseme Date: June 30th, 2010 01:29 am (UTC) (Link)
I am less likely to comment on just a news post.

I like to comment on things that interest me - crafts, gardening, writing, occasionally religion...

I have not posted a lot lately, as life has been zany and busy and has that "this is not interesting to anyone but me" feeling to it. However, your recent post on reviving LJ has me reconsidering that. I really LOVE the interaction in LJ, and don't use other social networks (I'm deleting my Facebook as I don't use it and don't like their privacy policies).

I actually have a second LJ for writing and gaming stuff (which I made so I would not clutter people's friends lists) but I use it so seldom that I may try to migrate the posts and delete the account.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: June 30th, 2010 01:48 am (UTC) (Link)

Thoughts

>>I have not posted a lot lately, as life has been zany and busy and has that "this is not interesting to anyone but me" feeling to it. However, your recent post on reviving LJ has me reconsidering that. <<

At minimum, a weekly "personal update" post can keep a blog going. A weekly anchor post helps make a blog solid. Any amount of newsbits or links help boost the activity level to something that will hold people's attention. When I have more time, I post a lot; when I'm really busy, people get basically a newsfeed punctuated by "here's what is eating my time right now" and very occasional anchors.
eseme From: eseme Date: June 30th, 2010 02:42 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thoughts

For the "what I am doing now" posts, I lock my LJ. I keep those friends-only. But then, I don't blog here to have a following, at least not currently.

Not sure what I would do for newsfeed-ish stuff, as I mostly just lurk on a lot of publishing blogs, as I try to keep up with current trends for work.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: June 30th, 2010 02:59 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thoughts

Well, what news to post depends on your audience. Publishing news is really popular in my LJ for obvious reasons. You might link to posts on gardening or crafts or whatever you find interesting.
aldersprig From: aldersprig Date: June 30th, 2010 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thoughts

With this and reviving LJ in mind (and your gender post, and my blathering response to it): http://lissa-dora.livejournal.com/650574.html
aldersprig From: aldersprig Date: June 30th, 2010 01:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thoughts

As one of your followers... we like publishing stuff. Can't speak for Brother though ;-)
eseme From: eseme Date: July 1st, 2010 01:48 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thoughts

Hrm, good to know. I can start posting stuff.
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