Commenting Game

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See the amount of comments you've GIVEN on the Front Page?

Try to keep that number at least TWICE the size to the one on the Comments page of the ones you've RECEIVED.

I assure you, it'll be a blast!

E.g. I've received 15 comments, so I should try to give at least 30.

If I spent as much time actually making music as I currently do reading / posting, I'd probably have a song by now. The amount of comments I've given will always be at least twice I've received unless I make a song. Not sure if that's a good or bad thing. Scratch one-s head

I'm a big believer in in this (and am well above the "two-for-one" ratio personally), for two reasons:

1) The principal one is that listening to others' songs is one of the great joys of 50/90. Given that I'm listening (and reading lyrics) anyway, why not spread happiness and let people know how much I appreciate and enjoy their work?

2) The selfish one is that it creates a positive feedback loop. Others have noted this as well, but I find that, at least for me, commenting on others' songs is one of the most effective ways to get those people interested in listening to mine. Which makes absolute sense; indeed, before I start listening to "random" songs during a listening session, I always go through any new comments I've received -- whether from someone whose work I already know, or someone completely new to me -- just so I can be sure to return the favor!

Currently sitting at 61-32. Three more comments, and I'll be having a blast, it seems.

I'm not good at leaving comments but I'll give it a go Smile

Interesting method. I think the first five days are an important group formation time, --a time to reach out, esp. with new folks. We can't get back the initial meet and greet ramp up. Niches form, and then persist.

Dumping a basket of songs in the first days may work for some though, I guess.

However, your suggestion is a good one for the community to better bind, and move from the ivory tower perch you may think you have. Those can go away, so, always a good thing to remain approachable and communicative.

And again, for new folks, or w/o a "following", --proactively, authentically, reach out as you suggest here. I love all the new people I keep meeting. They are what keep me growing, and well.

Thank you, and to them, and those to come!

I reciprocate every comment that I get and then I try to listen to at least 3 additional songs each day. Last year I think I broke 200 comments and 50 songs written. I like leaving comments.

I thought I was doing this and then realised I'm only at a 1:1 ratio Smile Thanks for the idea. Do you guys have a commenting strategy? I've been looking for zongs or songs with just 1-2 comments, but there's a recency bias there. Jukebox is also a cool way of discovering random songs although sadly yesterday the site crashed just as I was going to comment on some great songs.

I try to take time to listen a lot and comment. The great thing here is to doscover so many New Fantastic songs and people.
I really enjoy Both giving and reciving comments. Dont have a strategy I try though

my goal is to listen and comment on everything, but stuff gets added quicker than I can log in and keep up! Guess theres plenty of time still Smile

For me, commenting is an important part of the 5090 experience, partly because it distracts my inner critic, and I get ideas of things to try, like different musical elements "oh what's that chord" or using different instruments "yeah time to get out my _____ and play it".