Monday, May 2, 2011

A question...

So, I've been trying to figure out the best way to respond to people when they stop by here and leave comments, and I'm afraid I'm at a loss.

There seems to be three ways to respond:
1- Comment on the same post
2- Email the commenter
3- Leave a comment on his/her blog

I have my preferences for various reasons, but I'd like to know:

When you leave a comment on a blog, how do you like being responded too?

Thanks for your insights!

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  1. Great question! Hmmm...I guess I like emailing someone back when they leave me a comment. So I also like it when someone emails me. If it's just a nice comment on their post, I don't really expect any response.

  2. I like when people visit my page and say hi:) Posting to my comment is great too!

  3. Claire, we did it! Congratulations! I have an award for you!!

  4. I saw your post over at Arlee's (I think) and dropped by, I've got used to my favourite bloggers leaving a comment on their blog comments bit. What works really well though is when the blogger explains their personal process in the "post a comment" welcome wording, so I know what to expect. I wish the people who never respond at all would do that, and I wouldn't bother commenting. (that sounds really grumpy, but I hope you know what I mean) Sue

  5. Ah, I never thought of leaving a message like that in the comment section )I did have a little ditty up at the top of my blog for a bit, but it looled so badly out of place)!

    You are definitely right that it would influence if I left a comment or not- we all want to be heard and acknowledged for it right?

    Thanks so much, once my mind is settled on the matter, I will surely be implementing that!

  6. Mindy, That's a great way to look at it! If someone has a direct question, or is engaging in conversation beyond a nice "hello" I definitely like the idea of emailing them, but otherwise I think it's okay to let things be!

    Sue, as of today, I am implementing your idea!!! If anyone has any further suggstions, I'd love to hear them!!



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