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Musing Monday April 13

April 12th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

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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? (question courtesy of Jenn)

I usually try to respond to comments on the same post.  I feel that if people make the effort to leave a comment they deserve a reply.  It is hard sometimes though if they are just re-iterating something someone else said already so I have to admit when I’m short on time I might not reply to all of them.  If I haven’t replied to someone I really am sorry!  I do try to keep up with them all.  I don’t email individually though because I just don’t have enough time between reading books, blogging, reading other blogs, work and taking care of my family.  I don’t feel slighted when I do not get a response back from a blog owner.  To be honest often times I don’t go back and re-read the comments left after mine on a posting.  I guess it’s because I use Google Reader so I rarely go back to past postings on other people’s blogs.

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5 Responses

  1. Yvonne

    I try to respond to the comments too and I don’t use email for them. I never really thought about doing that, but I might down the line. It’s just hard to always reply since time is limited for all of us, I think, and I want to spend time reading and visiting other blogs as well.

  2. dsuzuki

    Yeah, before this question it never even occurred to me to reply via email either :)

  3. Beth F

    I get responses by email from some bloggers, but I don’t email back. It’s so much easier to just answer in the comments. Once in a while a question is specific to that commenter — then I might go to her blog and answer there.

  4. dsuzuki

    I agree it is so much easier to just comment back. Especially since other readers can see your response as well.

  5. Yvette Kelly

    Hi Debbie

    I nominated you for A Lovely Blog award.

    http://truecrimebookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/04/lovely-blog-award.html

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