Tuesday, November 10, 2009


I have a question. This is something I've been wondering about for some time. What exactly is response protocol when someone has left a comment on your blog?

If I see a comment on my blog, a lot of times I will respond to that comment by leaving a comment of my own directly under the visitor's comment on the post. I have noticed that several people do this. However, not being sure that people actually return to that particular post, I will sometimes go to their blog and leave the comment there just to be sure they see my response to them. Obviously, this is time consuming as I am leaving a similar response twice to the same person.

What are your thoughts? Am I being too concerned with this? Once in a while, someone will say something that I really want to thank them for or I just WANT to respond. I have gotten in the habit of returning to a person's blog to see if they have responded to my comment. Does everyone do this? I am curious as to how everyone deals with this. Comments are something we all look forward to. My main concern is if someone asks a question in a comment or something does need responded to, I sure don't want to hurt anyone's feelings and have them think that I've ignored them.

Thoughts? Suggestions?



Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Audrey, I'm not sure. I try and *back check* blogs when I have time (which doesn't always work) and sometimes I just try and make sure I visit their blog and comment. You know I'm a blabbermouth and almost always reply to comments, but if it is something I think is REALLY important, I will just e-mail the person if I can.
I think we all know there are only so many hours in the day......
It's a tough call; I guess that's why I sort of have the "Hello" in the sidebar, that says sometimes things get crazy and I can't always answer.
At least I think that's what I wrote.....
Hopefully someone else can give you more concise advise!


audrey said...

Thanks, Anne, for your input. I guess I will just hope that everyone in Blogland understands and has the same sort of ritual. The list of Blogs I follow continues to get longer and the hours in the day seem to get shorter. I guess we should just do the best we can.
I would have to say from what I am seeing, you are by far the Queen of responding to comments. I mean that in the best possible way. Your Blog is exceptional ~ you have a lot of followers and a lot of comments to respond to. Somehow, you manage to do that even with all you have on your plate.

readingsully2 said...

I would love to get an email when someone responds to a post. But I rarely find time to go looking back to see if someone said anything.

Anonymous said...

I have wondered the same thing??? I really do not have time to answer. Ifmsomeone asks a question or I feel some comment needs to be addresses I will email them. Sorry, but I just do not have enough time to keep checking back!
I love blogging but it is a joyful hobby not a job!!
Have a Wonderful Day!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Audrey,
Yes, this is a tricky question and I often think about it myself. I normally add a comment to the other persons blogspot instead of my own, as they may not come back to read it.

Thank you for adding my roses to your blogspot!
How sweet you are.

audrey said...

I'm beginning to think your way is the best and I may start doing it that way.
Thanks for your input, Anna.

Marlene said...

Audrey, I have wondered also. It is hard to remember everything. Has anyone tried the option to moderate comments? Does that help to keep track? Oh so confusing.