This week’s question on the Book Blogger Hop, courtesy of Coffee Addicted Writer is:
Do you reply to comments on your blog or do you figure folks won’t be stopping back to read your reply so you don’t bother?
As regular readers know, I generally try to respond to comments, even if it’s just to thank people for visiting. I suppose it’s now become a habit with me, after replying was suggested as ‘good practice’ by the A to Z Challenge gurus. Sometimes, of course, you want to have a chat about what someone has just said. Other times I think a reply shows the visitor you did do them the courtesy of noticing they visited!
I don’t think many people ‘stop back’, though. Mostly I suspect they have software that tracks their comments. For WordPress users you get to see comments and replies in a little box at the top of other wordpress sites so you can easily track what’s going on. Sometimes I reply using those boxes and find I’m replying as ‘admin’ rather than as me. That must be confusing to the commenter!
I’ve noticed that Dylan doesn’t reply to comments on George’s Guinea Pig World. I must discuss that with him.