Today’s MUSING MONDAYS (April 13) 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?
(question courtesy of Jenn)
Well I have to sheepishly admit I LOVE comments! I love recieving them because it tells me that someone is reading what I'm writing.. it makes me feel loved :) pathetic right?!
Anyways, I always try to respond to every commenter individually but in one comment by grouping all the responses together in that single comment.. I don't know if you know what I mean, but you could check any post to see what I'm doing! I see that it's convenient and working ok!
I feel I need to do that to let the commenters know that I read their comment even if I'm late, I'll reply as soon as I can.. even if it's just to say thanks for passing!
I do that because I want them to know that I appreciate their effort for passing by AND leaving a comment because I know not every one who passes by leaves one.. not everyone has something to say.. I admit I do that sometimes.. well a lot of times.. but I'm not proud of it.. I like to leave comments but sometimes I don't have enough time to do that or I can't find something reasonable to say.. but I will improve my social skills.. I promise :) I know I can !!
I usually check out the commenters blogs too, and thats to read some of their posts and reply there.. specially if it's a new commenter, I go check their profile and their blog(s).. sometimes I even follow them and add them to my blog roll if I liked what I found.. that's why I have a huge blog roll!
As for emailing the commenters, no I have never done that unless there was a reason and they specified their email in the comment, I don't know if people would like being emailed just to reply to them so it never crossed my mind to do it. So I think I can say I only emailed 2 commenters!
But I wouldn't mind getting emails :)
I would love to recieve a reply from the blog owner, that would be GREAT, and if I don't I guess that would be ok.. he/she must have a reason for that!
I will continue commenting on the posts that I like or that grab my attention regardless :)
One last thing, I realised that I really liked the idea of people commenting on a post as a reply to a comment I made on their blog.. I found that really nice and always brings a smile to my face :) I will have to try doing that!
To check other's responses for this week's musing check here ..