December 4, 2008 by MrBlueSkies
Why would you extend the common courtesy of a response to any means of communication yet ignore the comments on your blog? First of all, you’ve taken time and effort to write a post for your blog. And someone out there has taken the time and effort to not only read your post, but write a comment to it. Doesn’t that deserve an acknowledgement?
So I started posting responses to every comment on my blog, even if it was just to say thanks for stopping by. And you know what? I love it! It makes blogging so much more rewarding. I feel like I’m really reaching out to people and they are reaching out to me. Trust me, nothing’s worse than leaving what you think is a cool and clever response to a post and the blogger does not respond. Am I not worthy? Was what I said so stupid and worthless that it did not deserve a response? Do I want my blogger guests to feel like that? I sure don’t!
If you want people to come back to your blog, treat them with respect. Let them know you appreciate their comments by commenting back. It’s common courtesy. Don’t hide behind your computer. Don’t be that guy driving down the highway picking his nose and thinking no one can see him when we all can. (I don’t know what that has to do with blogging but I just hate it when people do that.) Remember this, people who read your blog are your guests and, in a way, your customers as well. Treat them as such and they will come back again and again.
Disclaimer: If you do leave responses and I left you out, don’t think I don’t appreciate you cause I sure do. I just wanted to give a few examples and I couldn’t list everyone.