When I first started blogging no one commented but eventually, the comments came. Sometimes I wanted to say more in response to their comments, other times I simply wanted to acknowledge the person and their response. This presented a dilemma.
Where should I post my response? Should I post it on my blog along with their comment? Should I go to their blog, comment on their current blog, then put my response to their comment on my blog over there? Con -- fusing is the best way to describe the feeling.
It didn't throw me into fits or cause me any wasted brainpower trying to make sense of it. I filed in in the back of my mind and forgot about whether one way was better than another for responding to comments.
I followed my simple plan of posting my response on my own blog along with their comments. Occasionally, I would thank the person for their comments on their blogs. I also wrote a blog post suggesting that we go back to review older posts in case someone posted a comment days or even months after our original blog post.
I recently found an interesting article with helpful suggestions on how to handle responses to comments.
Building A Better Blog For 2007: Respond To Comments
- Don’t delete negative comments unless they’re actually demeaning to the readership in general.
- Respond to both positive and negative comments.
- If the message was in the form of a comment, reply on the site and also make sure to send an email.
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