I'd have to say commenters. Yes, I like loyal subscribers, but I enjoy reading other peoples views to what I have written even more.
I would value commenters more as I myself subscribe to many blogs (through RSS) but I have not read many of them at all. I participate (comment) on those I read (and subscribe) the most often.
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if the subscribers are not adding any comment and whereas you have a good number of commenters who are are regular to the site, they read and comment on your blog, I would prefer to have more commenters as they add value to the blog.
Commenters give you more content. I'ma have to go with that.
I think subscribers are visitor that admit you. Eventhough commenters are people that interest with your post or sometimes just spamming you. I prefer have both many subscribers and commenters.
I prefer to have more "constructive" commenters rather than subscribers/lurkers.
And I guess there are only few people who leave rational comments
Commenters are very important to any blog, but it would be unrealistic for them to expect you to comment to every reply if it is a blog which gets lots of comments.
I would pick a few key ones for a subject and just reply to those in a generic way so that no one gets hurt you didn't reply to them. In other words, pull some ideas from other similar replies of commenters and reply all at once without using a name.
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Most of my regular commenters became my on-line friends. I like the way they criticize my posts because they want me to improve more. It also feels good that they admit they are also my subscribers.
In my case the comments are what I'd love more. I never got to manage the subscription part too much (it's always the default setting) and I never spent too much time on this either. But getting comments is something I really like and I try to build up a content that would get these comments.
Definitely would go with commenters.
I like fresh customers the best... neither subscribers or commentors
Last edited by r937; Jul 27, 2008 at 03:13.
I would rather have quality comments that subscribers
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