How do you respond to comments?  

carebearluv2 43F
1267 posts
1/31/2006 2:29 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

How do you respond to comments?

My second entry in the "how do you blog?" series.

Often, when reading the blogs I comment most in, I will check to see if the author has replied to my comment. In doing so, I have noticed the many different ways people respond to the comments.

Most of the time when I reply to comments, I wait until the following night. This allows me to view all of the comments at once. I also reply to each one using a portion of their handle and all in the same reply. This saves time, allows me to respond to each comment and helps me to avoid any unintentional "padding" of my blog.

Just wondering how everyone else does you reply individually to each? Do you list them by name as I do? Do you quote each one? Why?

norprin5 56M

2/1/2006 1:16 pm

initially i posted a separate reply to each comment. now, i'll list like you do, for the same reasons.

King Nor XVIII

chieflongstaff 41M
15 posts
2/1/2006 10:32 pm

I'll let you know when I get some comments. I will probably respond to all depending on the ammount response. I know its hard to find subject matter sometimes. I just think of something and start type usually. later... Chief

curious082385 32F
4925 posts
2/2/2006 5:45 am

That depends. If the post was one of the more impersonal ones and my return comments are shorter, I will usually post three or four responses in one comment. To someone who is getting a longer or more personal response, I will give them an individual one. I don't worry about "padding" my blog, because your own comments on your own posts don't count.

carebearluv2 43F

2/2/2006 6:02 pm

Nor...just seems to me to be a lot easier.'ll get some commenters soon. The only reason my blog started to pick up was because I made a friend from the "top list" womenlooking4fun that was sweet enough to do a post in her blog alerting people to mine. I've seen your writing and I like it. Watch my blog in the next couple of days for a surprise!

Curious..that's a great way to respond and one I will probably use in the future. There are always those, like the one to chief above, that warrant a personal response. Thanks for informing me about my own responses (as I die from embarassment!}, I wasn't sure if this would change things or not.

TzarsAmuseChant 42M
2854 posts
2/3/2006 10:07 pm

I post my blogs for the day and then go to the bottom of the page and scan to see if any comments have posted in entries I posted days and days ago. If a blog gets bumped off the front page and gets new comments, I rarely respond at all. If it is an old blog and has one or two new comments, I use the quote feature and respond individually. When replying to my most recent posts, the ones fron the previous posting session, I respond to all comments, but the number of comments and my time constraints dictate how I do it. If I have lots of time, I use the quote feature and reply individually. If there are more than 20 comments (a rarity these days) I always use the quote feature because it helps keep things straight on the next page of comments. If there are less than twenty comments and I am in a hurry, I reply to everyone in one comment, but everyone has a reply that starts with their name.

campfirecozy 68M

2/4/2006 7:46 pm

Whenever possible, responding comment per person seems to be most appreciated method. At times that may not be practical.

slidein2meplz 63F
1994 posts
2/19/2006 12:44 am

It varies for me. Depending on the post and depending on the comments/commenter. I find that it isn't always easy to come up with a unique and/or original reply to a comment for every single person... and I find it more difficult if I don't know the person very well who commented.

I wish and would like to comment to each person individually, but at times like you, I find it easier to use one comment box and reply to each one by a portion or all of their name.

~~~ Just me, poppin to say HI! ~~

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