Comments on a post. How important are they?

Don't you find yourself at times reading the comments voraciously more than or as much as a blog post? I do!
Most of the time, I start straying around a post just to read comments and if it's a post that's of paramount importance to me, then I linger on to read comments where people talk about their experiences and add more wisdom to the already existing post. There are also times when I have found a comment more informative than a post itself.
Say for example, you read a passage in a newspaper, online, which carries a report on a chronic condition like psoriasis. Most of the time, people cannot find a cure for it. The post may talk about the general things one already knows about the condition but as you go through the comments, mostly from patients who already have the problem or certain practitioners, you tend to find natural methods of treatment and even cures that have worked for them. This part of information may not be found in the post itself and hence you can see how important it is to have after thoughts and comments to read after a discussion. I truly enjoying reading comments and hence always linger around a topic of discussion to grasp the essence of the post. At times I have also found references to important things, places and people just by reading the comments.
So you can see how much time I spend on reading something online and like to see active and healthy discussions taking place. Ofcourse, it's sad when then comment board is misused and you see unhealthy, choicest of slang being hurled about one another's mothers' who are not even in the picture, but oh heck, I guess people like to release their frustrations online too.
But mostly I just wanted to talk about the pros of commenting and healthy commenting on blog posts and reports. I hope everyone uses and finds the platform useful to them.

ps- I just returned from a nice trip and feel instantly recharged. I visited Palani, Kodaikanal, Nithyananda ashram and few other places on the way. I did get an upset tummy because of eating food at local hotels and eateries but all in all, the trip was good fun. And pps- If you want to escape the Indian summer, head to Kodaikanal, the weather is excellent right now :)

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  1. Thanks for the Kodaikanal tip ;) M searching for a summer getaway, added to the list :) N I love commenting and receiving comments...Interaction and new insights are always fun and informative <3

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    1. Oh, it's a huge relief and I was so surprised that it was so cold ou there. I had not taken any winter wear with me, when I went there, Saniya. I really enjoyed being there. Will try to add a post soon on it. Interaction really is key <3

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  2. Glad to know u had a good trip.. Comments are a way of ppl appreciatig and sharing the information they already have which is very good.. profanity is a no no n comments shud be deleted. i think social media has become a way to vent out frustrations now.. Interesting write up i liked it.. Happy weekend xoxo
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    1. Initially I wasn't too sure if I would make it through the trip because of the heat and the long hours of driving as we decided to do a road trip. But we managed somehow :)
      So true, it's sad to see people venting online too, if only they could exercise some restraint online then social media would have been a far better place. thanks so much for your lovely comments, Happy weekend to you too <3

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  3. I love reading comments on other blogs when there is a super diy. I so wanna visit a cool place. Its too hot here!

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    1. I know, you get such amazing comments on a DIY post. It's fun to read and very useful. You must visit, Kodai or some hill station then, I didn't want to leave and now I think every year in summer I will escape to a cold place. phew! <3

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  4. Lovely post!. I do love reading other people's comments on posts dealing with topics that interest me. In fact, before commenting now, I went through the 6 moderated comments before mine :). It's always good to know other people's thoughts on certain subjects. Yes, some indeed misuse it and spread negativity. Anyways, nicely written, Coral!. Nice to know your trip was enjoyable. Cold weather is exactly what you need especially because the heat is unbearable in India right now. Please do a separate post about it ♡

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    1. Thanks so much, Naz. Your comments are truly valuable. It's very interesting to see the interaction from others on one's posts and other too, for that matter. I was really craving for the cold weather break. The heat is increasingly unbearable this year. i will try to put up that post soon. Might go on one more short trip soon.

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  5. Nice post dear! Comments are really most of the some so informative. People add their own experiences and it gives you more idea about whatever the post was on.
    I want to visit Kodai someday too..must be pretty!

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    1. Kodaikanal was fantastic!!! And that too in this heat, the weather there was just the perfect break. I didn't even require a fan. It took a while to get there but once there, it was awesome. So green and beautiful, especially the drive.

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  6. Do u believe in Nityanand too ? V have one at Vajreshwari here..which we often go to, on Sundays :) A much needed break..I am seeking one :D And loved the post :)

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    1. oh wow! that's nice to know. I must visit the Vajreshwari ashram some time. Yes, I am a believer and I visit the ashram as much as I can.
      Seriously needed the break from the heat and Kodaikanal was very beautiful and great weather that way.

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