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I Couldn't Possibly Comment .... On Vocal's Notifications

Some Humorous And Serious Observations On Our Platform

By Mike Singleton 🌜 Mikeydred 🌛Published 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago 2 min read
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Introduction

The title is taken from Francis Urquart in "House Of Cards" but my referral to notifications is the fact they are still such a mess. Over a year ago this is what we were told:

The actual post is here:

When we were told that they were updating the stats and editor I was half expecting them to include creators' shopping lists, bedtimes and social engagements, but instead we got links in stories opening in a new tab and two buttons for the following which could have been satisfied with tags, and let's face it the AI Cheats will never use that button.

But that is just an aside that I could not possibly comment on except I find my subscription feed far better, The notifications show maybe ten, and seldom refreshes properly if I want to see more. The subscription feed is damned near perfect.

So on to the main point of this piece, Commenting on Vocal Stories.

I Couldn't Possibly Comment .... Or Could I?

At first, I wasn't sure about Vocal Comments, but then I realised that the comments stay with the story, unlike on Facebook posts which usually sink and are lost unless they are bookmarked.

The other thing is allows Creators who are not on Facebook to leave their own thoughts on your piece.

If you leave a heart, the creator may see or miss it in notifications, same with subscriptions, but a comment shows that you have been in and probably read the creator's story.

Not only that, comments can grow the original story by adding suggestions and observations, and help grow the community closer.

There are times when I visit stories and don't leave a heart or comment. Sometimes it is a post with the tagline "How To Make $1,000 A Day On Vocal" and if it is serious I leave it, but if it is something pointing out the ludicrosity of the statement then I will leave a comment and maybe even subscribe.

A comment shows engagement, and let's face it if you leave a lot you may feature on the weekly leaderboard, so it can be quite lucrative as well.

Conclusion

So it is good to comment, if you comment you are likely to get reciprocal reads and make new friends.

The music is "Don't Quote Me On That" by Madness.

Thank you for reading and hopefully will get a few comments on this too.

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Comments (9)

  • Murali2 months ago

    Comment sections need to be user-friendly and bot-free.

  • Yes the AI cheats would never use that button! Yes, it would be great if they provided a filter for the notifications. I like my publications in my notifications but you dont so you could opt out of it

  • Thanks Mike… I’m quite addicted to the comments section… what a surprise! It’s fun chatting to people from around the world about writing… and many other things 🤣.

  • Shaun Walters2 months ago

    Comments just make you feel that little glow of “someone actually read something I wrote, OMG”

  • Ameer Bibi2 months ago

    Meaningful comments leads you to meaningful connections

  • Gerard DiLeo2 months ago

    Comments make my day. The hearts are ghosts, compared to the comments. Thanks for this.

  • Sarah Wilcox2 months ago

    Exactly why I’ve started trying to leave comments on what I read. I want the person to know I didn’t just skim through but actually read and appreciated their piece. Good to know info about the leaderboard too, thank you!

  • D. J. Reddall2 months ago

    There are useful insights here, as always. Many thanks.

  • Heather Hubler2 months ago

    The ability to comment on the platform, despite AI and spammers, has been such a game changer for meaningful interaction. One of the best things they did to improve the site :)

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