Top Ten Reasons for Not Commenting

We’re working on strategies for building community around inspiration and creativity here at The Inspiration Room. One of those strategies is strengthening the quality and quantity of comments left on our posts. We have a Post Rank system which allows anyone to provide a rank of 1 star (poor) to 5 stars (excellent) on the work featured here. And we have a comment system which allows anyone to leave a comment. At the moment the only requirement for commenters is to fill in a name of choice and an email address. People can leave comments on our Facebook entries on Networked Blogs, as well as on our Facebook Fan page. We have a team of commenters experimenting with De Bono’s six thinking hats, green, black, red, white, blue and yellow. See if you can spot them. And we’re open to any suggestions on ways we can improve the community feel. So why don’t we leave more comments? Read on for our top 10 list, and leave your own angle. You can agree or disagree, add or subtract.

Thinking Hats Comments


  1. I find it difficult to write down what I’m thinking, I prefer talking, so I can think aloud…
  2. I don’t like being flamed by idiots who have no idea what they’re talking about.
  3. I prefer to write comments on a blog where my friends and colleagues are likely to read them and respond to them.
  4. I don’t like sites where you have to register your name and remember your password before leaving a comment.
  5. I don’t like blogs where you have to write in your email address. I might end up on a mailing list.
  6. I tend to read sites like this on my phone, which makes it OK for looking, but not OK for writing.
  7. I’ve got nothing relevant to add.
  8. You’ve already covered everything. Can’t think of anything more to add, or ask.
  9. I’m tired, busy and rushing to meet deadlines. Reading is all I can do.
  10. I need to think about this before I commit myself in public.

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