Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about blog comments:
How do you respond to the comments on your blog? Do you try to email individually or comment on post yourself answering the comments above? What do you think is the best way to respond to comments and do you respond to all of them? Do you feel slighted if you don't receive a response back from the blog owner?
This is my second Musing Mondays post and it's an interesting topic. I try to answer comments to my posts either in the comments directly or by private email. I need to be more consistent with this and could certainly do a better job as I haven't answered all of my comments. I think that some are ones that don't need a reply but there are many that I do like to comment back and it generates some nice discussion. I know that it's a time issue for most of us bloggers, myself included, to consistently reply to comments. With that said, I am trying to make more of an effort to respond to my comments and comment on other blogs. So, if you've commented and I haven't acknowledged it, please give me a gentle nudge and let me know. I really do appreciate those that leave comments, whether you agree with me or not, I appreciate your opinions. I have to be honest here, I do feel slighted sometimes when I don't receive a response back but that is usually only when I've commented fairly consistently on someones blog and I don't get any acknowledgement at all via comments or commenting on my blog. For me, If I don't get a response and I like the blog, I will still continue reading the blog but may choose not to comment often. For many of us, it can often be a time issue, and I understand that as well. I am trying to balance my own time as if I spend it all on reading blogs, I won't have enough time to read my books. On the other hand, if I ignore my visitors to my blog and their comments I may not have anybody reading my blog! I would love to hear how other bloggers have found a balance between reading , blogging and comments.
I'm really interested in how others will answer this question as I would love to hear how other bloggers handle blog comments.
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