Hi Jonathan,

I hear you on needing to break habits like needless commenting. I also had a bad habit of doing that for a short time. I found that when I forced myself to only leave comments that added value — comments that said more than “great post, i loved this!” — then I was forced to really think about what I needed to write. If I couldn’t think of anything insightful or valuable to add to the conversation, I didn’t leave a comment. 🙂

Now I find myself being very particular with where I leave comments, mainly because I’m trying to focus more of my energy on replying to comments here on my own blog. But if I read a blog post that relates to me or where I feel I can add a bit of my own experience to the post, then I will take the time to comment.