Does ‘community’ apply to blogging?

Found this on Twitter this morning, and in the comments people mentioned that either they don’t comment on others’ blogs, or others don’t comment on theirs…

No one asked me, but I’d like to defend lazy blog posts. Not everything needs to be a 300 word masterpiece. You can just share an open ended question and wait to see what conversations unfold in the comments.— Josepha Haden Chomphosy (@JosephaHaden) June 21, 2022

Which got me wondering about the nearly 200 followers I have and the less than a handful of comments posts get. And then it dawned on me that I don’t really comment very often, either. I think we all got so used to hitting ‘like’ or ‘heart’ that anything more in this now, now, now online world has been trained out of us. You can even click on the star here on WordPress for ‘like’ instead of commenting.

Have we lost the ability to communicate and connect?

Starting on the 1st, my guy and are going to do a month without alcohol. Dry July without the sponsors. That’s what yesterday’s question was concerning and wanting the community aspect was part of my dilemma.

Photo by Roberto Vivancos on

Sticking with WordPress makes sense because yes, you can comment on Substack, but it’s another site you’d have to sign up for in order to comment, and if you’re reading this, you either already get these posts via email or there’s another way you read them, so maybe you’ll comment as the month goes on (or even join in!).

I don’t know if I’ll post daily, but will most likely multiple times a week, so if you’re someone who prefers a streamlined inbox, following the blog here on WordPress and reading at will might be a better option.

Here’s to a blogging community and a dry july!

With hope and love,

Pip 🌻✨🫖

©Pip Miller – June 2022

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Ainsobriety says:

    I comment a lot on blogs.
    I’ll cheer you on for dry July.
    I’ve been sober over 8 years. Freedom!


    1. Pip says:

      Wow, 8 years, that’s fantastic!!! If I hadn’t started again, I’d have 22, I think. *sigh*

      Liked by 1 person

  2. excentric says:

    I post when I have something to say. Only one person really comments semi-regularly, but that’s okay. It helps me just to write things down. Feedback would be nice, but I can live without it, since I have no choice anyway. LOL


    1. Pip says:

      Yeah, I read your posts, but don’t always post. I’ll try better!


      1. excentric says:

        Thanks. It will be appreciated. 🙂


      2. Pip says:

        Speaking of, I want to take an email break for a week, so I’ll most likely comment more here. 🙂


      3. excentric says:

        Fine with me. 👍



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