I have to admit that I tend to be a "lurker" when it comes to blogs. I don't really enjoy writing them and I think I finally know why...I don't really feel comfortable talking to strangers so writing to them also makes me uncomfortable. I realized that even on Facebook where the people that I will comment to are my real life friends I have trouble coming up with comments. I don't want to come across as "Darth Commenter". I do agree with the idea that when someone posts a comment they are adding to the conversation and that the comments need to be more than just "that's cool" or "Like". (That is the button I usually push on Facebook) I think that is something that I will work on for the future.
I also found it interesting that the articles commented on the fact that they read and respond to the people that comment on their posts. I guess that is a good way to expand your knowledge. It would give you new blogs to read and more comments to make. :) I liked the cocommenter feature. I think that I will need to play with it a little while before I really understand how it works, but I think that it could be a real time saver.
Has anyone tried it out?