This thought actually occurred to me recently when I was reading the February Discussion Challenge Link-Up & Giveaway on FYFA. You can earn extra points toward the giveaway by commenting on select old discussion posts of the chosen blogger. This got me wondering: how often do you comment on older blog posts?
I almost never have people commenting on my older posts. At most it would be posts from the last month getting new comments. If I do get new comments on my old posts, it’s typically only spam comments, not even real ones.
I, myself, will comment on older blog posts if I happen to find an old post that I am interested in commenting on. The date doesn’t stop me.
I’m wondering if the date does stop some people from commenting. Maybe they think their comment won’t matter or won’t be seen? Or maybe it’s simply that people just don’t see my older posts because they don’t show on my home page and people don’t typically go digging through the archives. However, even my more popular discussions (What if Books Didn’t Have Covers?, I don’t read books with embarrassing covers, and Blogging vs. Other Interests) that still appear in my “Popular Posts” on my sidebar don’t get commented on anymore. People are clearly visiting them often for them to stay three of my five most popular posts, and yet no comments.
I also wonder if more popular blogs get more attention on their older posts or if they have the same lack of commenting happening as I do.