Musing Mondays (April 13)

Musing Mondays (BIG)Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about blog comments

How do you respond to the comments on your blog? Do you try to email individually or comment on post yourself answering the comments above? What do you think is the best way to respond to comments and do you respond to all of them? Do you feel slighted if you don't receive a response back from the blog owner? (question courtesy of Jenn)

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your opinion in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks.

 

 

Firstly, I think this is a really good question from Jenn – if for no other reason than I really never know what to do myself. Do I just reply to everything? Nothing? What?! I like to reply to things, but not really being sure how means that I reply to a lot less than I would otherwise.

For the most part I usually reply to several commenters on the one comment on the post, but I find that a little confusing sometimes. I prefer Blogger for most things, but I must say, I prefer the flow-chart-like commenting system of livejournal.

I have just realised, however, that I can hit reply on the comment notification emails I get and reply directly to the commenter, which I have done from time to time, especially if my response is a little longer, but I feel a little weird doing it. I love to get emails (so, please, feel free to reply to me this way if you feel inclined) but I wouldn’t want to intrude by emailing people who I don’t really know. What do you think? Do you like this mode?

As for getting responses to my own comments, I certainly don’t feel slighted if I don’t get one, however I’m so paranoid that I’ll miss something that I usually hit the subscribe email and then get even more emails (and trust me, sometimes there are heaps)…

So come on, answer the question and try to solve my issues. Thanks.

43 comments :

gautami tripathy said...

I like this musing. It had been playing in my mind.

Here is my Musing Mondays

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caite said...

A very good question this week..not that all your questions are not good, of course. ;-)
Here is My Answer!

Matt said...

What a great question. I was gonna ask my readers the same thing...

My Answer is up! Happy Monday! :)

Bluestocking said...

Here is mine. I like this question.

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Jenners said...

I was happy to see this question because it is something I struggle with. Personally, I like getting e-mails re: comments but only if they are warranted to something I said. I don't find it strange -- that is why I set up a gmail account for my blog!

Here is my post on the topic.

wendy said...

I'm laeving a comment on MM about leaving comments (there's gotta be a joke there). my Musing ishere

Melody said...

Here's my answer.

Happy Monday! :)

bibliophile23 said...

Here is my response:

http://bibliophile23.wordpress.com/2009/04/12/musing-monday-april-13th/

bibliophile23 said...

Correcting my link:

http://bibliophile23.wordpress.com/2009/04/12/musing-monday-april-13th/

Debbie said...

Here is mine!
http://ffbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/musing-mondays-and-bookmark.html

debbiesworld said...

Here is my answer.

Kim said...

Great and timely question. My answer is here:
http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2009/04/lets-talk-comments.html

Yvonne said...

Mine is up

http://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/04/monday-musings_13.html

Beth F said...

Mine's up here.

Red lady-Bonnie said...

My post is
HERE.

Cathy said...

You can find mine here!

MizB said...

My answer is here.

~MizB

Mo said...

Thought I'd play along, too...I posted my first Monday Musing, here.

planetbooks said...

This question runs through my brain all the time.

http://planetbooks.wordpress.com/2009/04/13/musing-mondays-april-13th-2009/

Jenny Girl said...

And here is mine:
http://jennylovestoread.blogspot.com/2009/04/musing-monday-april-13.html

Thanks Rebecca!

Lisa said...

Great question, Jenn & Rebecca! My answer is here."

writemeg said...

I had to really think about this one... I wasn't sure that I had a system, but I guess I do!

My post is here!

http://writemeg.wordpress.com/2009/04/13/musing-mondays-commenting-back/

zetor said...

Mine is here, http://zetor-mogsblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/musing-mondays.html

Dar said...

Here's mine:

http://peekingbetweenthepages.blogspot.com/2009/04/musing-mondays-april-13.html

Melissa said...

This is a great MM topic! Here's mine.

This Eclectic Life said...

These questions have bugged me for a couple of years now. I'm interested to see the responses. I'm asking my readers what they want!

Thanks for bringing up the subject.

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sunnysweetpea said...

Here is mine:

http://sunnysweetpea.blogspot.com/

Marie said...

here's mine! http://www.bostonbibliophile.com/2009/04/musing-mondays-bigtodays-musing-mondays.html

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

ack, it disappeared. Trying again.

My post is up now.

here

Holly said...

Great question! Mine is up. http://2kidsandtiredbooks.blogspot.com/2009/04/musing-monday.html

carolsnotebook said...

My answer's up, for what it's worth.
http://carolsnotebook.wordpress.com/2009/04/13/musing-mondays-6/

Crystal said...

Great musing - here is mine

Nise' said...

My Musing.

naida said...

fun question, happy monday :)
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/2009/04/musing-mondays-413.html

purplg8r said...

Here are my thoughts

Molly said...

I am looking forward to reading the feedback on this great question!

My post can be found here: http://mycozybooknook.blogspot.com/2009/04/musing-mondays-comments.html

Ambrosia Jefferson said...

Here is my Monday Muse

DeSeRt RoSe said...

This is my musing for this week :)

http://desertrosebooklogue.blogspot.com/2009/04/musing-mondays-9.html

tanabata said...

It's a good question. Here are my thoughts.

Valorie said...

Late! My Monday Musing on Tuesday.

http://www.morbid-romantic.net/2009/04/14/musing-mondays-0413/

Florinda said...

Musing Monday on Wednesday - here's my comment :-).