I’ve been recently working on re-evaluating several aspects of my blog. Comments and commenting and conversation is part of it. This is a lovely little post illustrating a simple concept that I sometimes miss.
I promise to do better from now on.
I haven’t replied to the comments on my last few posts. Egads! So I’m not allowed to post another one. I mean, it’s an unwritten rule, right? Wrong. It’s a written rule. You must reply. Also, there’s a written rule that says you don’t need to reply. There is disagreement in the blogosphere. And so it goes. I feel I’ve danced this dance before.
You simply must reply to comments on your blog because:
- It’s rude not to
- The whole point of a blog post is to generate conversation (i.e. comments) and you should keep that going
- If people take the time to comment, you should take the time to reply
These are all true. But so are these:
- Some people don’t care (or even notice) if you reply
- The whole point of a blog post is whatever the person who wrote it wants it to be – regardless of…
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