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I've fallen into the habit of not leaving comments on fic if I can't leave a detailed, insightful one.

I think this is because I've read of people complaining of 3 or 4-word comments, and others stating that the only proper comment is a detailed, multi-paragraph one that shows appropriate analysis and reflection.  I like those, too.  I like those, best.  But I frequently don't have the energy for that, particularly on a weekday night, and thus have been reading without commenting at all.

So I think I will go back to leaving brief comments if I can't summon the wherewithal to leave a detailed one.  As an author, I like any acknowledgment that someone liked a story, so I can't help feeling that most other authors would prefer that to no comment at all. 


Jun. 27th, 2009 08:51 pm (UTC)
Agreed. I try to say something insightful, or at least quote my favorite bit, but sometimes you just don't have it in you to do that, and I too have been guilty of not commenting at all in those situations. And certainly, as an author, I'd rather have a comment, even a one-word comment. I would never begrudge receiving such a comment, so you're right, don't angst about leaving one.