Thursday, June 21, 2007

Blog Etiquette-Just For Fun!



Tell me, my friends, is it considered polite to respond to blog comments, or totally unnecessary? Do tell. I need to know. If I don't know, some great catastrophe is sure to occur.

Hmmm...Somehow I don't think that's a very compelling threat. So just tell me what you think, OK, ladies of the blogosphere?

7 comments:

The Mommy Blawger said...

I respond if they ask a question, leave inaccurate information, or add something really helpful. I don't respond to anything argumentative; or to general "me too" or "nice post" kinds of comments. I think of comments as being more directed toward my readers than to me personally. Otherwise, they would have sent me an email.

Mrs.B. said...

I try to respond to almost all of my comments...I prefer that to e-mail.

To me, I view it like they're coming to my home--well, my home on the World-Wide Web--and if they were in my home I would respond to what they have to say.

But I think it's more a matter of preference...One thing I've discovered, you get more comments when you respond to people. (o;

jtcosby said...

I like to get responses...not sure I have given any??? Maybe in emails to the people after the comment? I am not sure there is a right or wrong way...

Jen said...

I read somewhere...not sure where...that it is polite to send an e-mail to any new "commentators" on your blog. Then, it is entirely up to the blogger how to handle other comments. Personally, I don't tend to check back and see if the author has left a "comment for my comment." It's hard to remember which posts I have left a comment on etc. But, others may read blogs differently. And, you should do what is comfortable as the Lord leads!

Gina said...

I agree with Mrs.B. I feel that if someone wants to take the time to comment on my blog, I should acknowledge them.

Rebecca said...

I also try to respond to most comments, but I have gotten over feeling hurt if people don't acknowledge me. That acknowledgment could take many forms, though: an email thanking me for the comment or responding to it, responding in comments, or visiting my blog.

One practice I have that I try to stick to almost invariably is to respond to the first comment on any post. That way nobody ever feels like they are left hanging out there by themselves.

Charity Grace said...

Well, I haven't responded to any of these comments...So thank you, everybody!