Thursday, December 16, 2010

Do you like to be first?

Sometimes when I play soccer, I don't like to start, especially if we're playing a new team. I usually like to watch the game for a little bit so I can determine who to look out for, who has a strong kick, or who might take you out.

Likewise when I read blogs. Once in a while, when I read a blog I don't necessarily like to be the first person who comments, especially if its my first time to someone's blog. I like to see what others have to say. Maybe a couple of posts to get to know the person. Although lots of times that's backfired and they've said the exact same thing I would have said.

What about you? Are always excited to be the first one commenting or do you hang back and wait for a while?

PS: Please don't let this post deter anyone from commenting first and have a great weekend full of Christmas cheer.

14 comments:

Stephanie Humphreys said...

Too often I wait for someone else to comment first. Then I don't say anything at all because I feel what I have to say is repetitive or not as good. Kind of silly, I guess.

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Depends on how much though the post stirs up. If it's one of those I'll be mulling on all day, I give it time. If it's an easy, knowable answer...bam, I'll be first.

Like your petals here.
~ Wendy

Tracy said...

No, I don't wait.

Not in commenting on blogs or in most real life situations. I'd be the one on the team who charges right into the game all gung-ho and takes a soccer ball to the head. Sometimes I learn...but not always.

Susan R. Mills said...

I never really thought about it. I'm usually not first because of the time of day I tend to blog, but if there are no comments ahead of me, that doesn't keep me from leaving a comment. Love the soccer profile pic, by the way! :)

Colene Murphy said...

I'm rarely ever first but I only like to be first if I have something good to say in response to a post. But if I don't have anything or all I do have is something lame I will wait lol.

LTM said...

I don't mind being first. Love me some comment cherry~ *snort* OK, I just hopped over from Tart's... ;p

Merry Christmas, girl! <3

lotusgirl said...

I never really thought about it. I comment when I'm there, if I have something to say. I hope you have a great Christmas.

Lynn said...

I don't mind being the first to comment. It's when I'll be the 30th or more that I tend to pause, wondering if I should add to the already big list of comments.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I'm one who generally prefers to hang back a bit. It's less intimidating. :-)

Laura Pauling said...

If I'm there and have something to say, I'll comment, doesn't matter if I'm first or last. :)

Melissa said...

It doesn't matter if I'm first or after a lot of other people, if I have something to add I'll leave a comment. I'm like you though, if I find a new blog I'll usually read a few posts before I comment.

Carol Riggs said...

I don't mind being first! In fact, I am really motivated when I see "O Comments"--must be my motherly instincts kicking in, like awwww, no comments yet? Ok, I will! Heehee.

Sometimes if a blog is REALLY inundated with comments, I won't comment, because I figure it's all been said, and my comment might not get read. So why do it? I can talk to myself at home. ;o)

Holly Ruggiero said...

I never really thought about it. I’m rarely the first one there.

flutietootie said...

I think it all depends on the type of blog it is.