Why I Regret Not Being Active in The Commons

Today’s Writing 101 assignment is all about comment. We are supposed to look into the comments we made in the past and expand them into a whole new post. Unfortunately, because of my busy college schedule, I haven’t been able to made even a single comment worth expanding. And now I realized how much I missed from not being active in The Commons.

I missed an opportunity to gather idea for my future post.

By actively engaging in The Commons, we could discuss so many things with other fellow bloggers. Sometimes, a single comment could spark a whole interesting discussing worth making a post about. Even if the comment didn’t start any discussion, who knows if there is an idea worth posting about?

This is also the reason why I can’t do today’s task properly. If only I made even just one comment worth discussing, I won’t get any difficulty doing today’s assignment. But yeah, it’s too late to do anything for now. At least I now know that I should be more engaged next time.

I missed an opportunity to connect with other people.

This is a bit ironic. Connecting with other blogger was—and still is—one of my blogging goals. I should have used The Commons as an opportunity to connect with others. There are so many interesting people out there. I should have been able to make connections with them. Who knows if I someone in The Commons could be my friend? Or if he/she could be my collaborators?

Again, it’s a big opportunity to be missed. But for this one, I think I still have time to get it right. Once again, I think I should engage with the community more than before. The Commons is a big place to meet people and I shouldn’t have missed the opportunity.

I should have been able to get very much feedbacks.

It’s another opportunity missed. If I engaged with the community, I should have been able to look for feedbacks from fellow bloggers easily. Whether it’s about my post, about my blog as a whole, or even about my way of commenting. I know I could learn very much from other bloggers if I did connect with them.

So, here’s what I want to say to my reader and my future self: Please take as much advantage as possible from the community in The Commons if you’re taking a Blogging U. class, it’s a very valuable opportunity to grow your blog and yourself as a writer.

7 thoughts on “Why I Regret Not Being Active in The Commons

  1. For me, The Commons is kind of like going to a huge party. It can be very overwhelming, and some people are more active/social than others. I am more of a wallflower, but I have also been trying to put myself out there more. I have found some awesome people while taking Blogging U courses, I’m sure you will too! 🙂


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