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Monday, April 13, 2009

Musing Monday

This week's Musing Monday asks:

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)

This was a great musing. I have and will, but I don't respond to every single commenter on my blog. Depending on the type of response, I will respond to the commenter via email, if they have their email visible (people not having their email visible is a big pet peeve of mine). If it's answering a question or a response that I want future commenters to see, then I will also comment to the original post. I received a negative author comment in response to my negative review, and I responded by commenting on the post myself.

I don't have time to go back and read every post I comment on, nor do I have time to follow every thread via email, hoping that someone will respond to a comment. If I comment on a post and I know that the blogger responds to each commenter, I will sometimes subscribe to that feed. But, rarely. If someone wants to talk to me or respond to a comment I make, my email is visible and I'm more than happy to chat. I don't feel slighted if someone doesn't respond. I figure that most bloggers are as busy as I am.

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  1. I don't have time to respond to everything. My post is up!!

  2. So many people have mentioned the time constraints!

  3. It is hard to keep up with everything. Between writing reviews and all the other stuff, visiting blogs - unfortunately sometimes my answering comments goes on the back burner. I do like to try though as someone was kind enough to comment.

  4. We pretty much handle comments in the same way! I wish all people on Blogger would just have some kind of e-mail address!

    And I am totally afraid that someday I will get a negative comment by an author whose book I didn't like! Perhaps I shall only review books by dead authors! HAHA!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!