Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Blog Etiquette

This is in response to several posts asking how to reply to comments left on our blogs. I'll admit I rarely answer comments. This just doesn't seem to be a very good forum for continued conversations. I tend if someone asks something that really needs a response to just answer it in another post. I know I often don't return to read coments on someone else's blog to see if they've responded to comments. If I did I'd spend all my spare time (which is at a premium these days) just surfing blogs and checking comments. I do have my email in my profile and try to answer if someone sends me a direct comment. I found some seting somewhere that sends all comments to my email thinking I could respond that way. But found you can't reply to those messages.

I think most of use are used to the way a mail list works and blogging just isn't ever going to work the same. So I keep a few mail lists going but really love the format of blogging. If someone can come up with a way to converse that doesn't involve spending lots of time re-reading comments I'd be happy to participate. But without it I'll have to continue as I am now.


JudyL said...

I agree! If someone comments something that I feel needs a direct answer, I usually respond via e-mail if they don't have one of those "no reply" type e-mails in the comment. I figure if someone asks me something and they don't get the appropriate response, they'll eventually send me an e-mail, right?


Bonnie said...

I don't answer my comments on my blog either, unless the person has an email address in their profile. Their comment comes to my email, and if it says "" then that means I noreplycomment! :cD But if there email address is there, I do :c)


Samantha said...

I, too, have trouble (not enough time) to go back and reread comments as if it were a conversation... So I tend to do the email thing, and address ongoing stuff that interests more than 1 person via the blog itself...

Happy New Year!