Every once in a while, a random thought will pop into my head and I will feel compelled to address it with you guys in the hopes that perhaps one of you will help shed some light.
This week it's comments.
Example: A popular meme on one blog could have just a handful of comments while the same meme on someone else's blog could have a zillion comments. Ok, maybe not a zillion - but close, like 30 or 40.
Aside from varying degrees of blog popularity, why is it that the same meme on certain blogs get such an abundance of comments while others remain commentless? (Think: IMM, TGIF! or Tempting Tuesday, etc.)
Hell, for that matter, why is it that certain POSTS get more comments than other (like) posts of the same feature on the same blog from one week to the next?
What exactly is the science behind commenting, if there is one?
I know blogging isn't just about getting comments, but let's be honest here. Getting comments feels good. It means that someone has taken the time to not only read your post but to give you their two cents about it. It also encourages dialogue between bloggers. Truth is that if none of our posts received comments, then there wouldn't be a point to blogging because where's the proof that our posts are even being read.
Am I over-analyzing? Probably - cuz I do that - often!
But I really wanna know: Why do some posts/bloggers get so many more comments than others?