3.25.2011

I'm curious...

There are a few ways to answer comments on your blog.  Some answer in the comments, like, "@Christine, I totally do that, too!"  Some answer through email.  Some install comment systems like Intensedebate so they can reply directly to each comment.

Which is your favorite way?

On one hand, I like to see replies to other comments, so that I can add to the conversation.  On the other hand, I can't go back to each blog I comment on, just to see how things are going.  On the first hand again, I could subcribe to replies for each of those blogs, if I wanted to, although that might clog up my inbox.  On the second hand once more, I feel like a petted puppy when I get a reply straight to my email.  (These cool people!  They're talking to me!)

How about you?  What do you prefer?

10 comments:

Lydia K said...

I have similar thoughts as you. My biggest limiting factor is time. I'd love to comment back on my blog or by email, but I also want to pay the courtesy of reading my commenters blogs too. In the end, I usually do the latter because I think most people want people coming to their blogs too.

I'll email a comment if there is a personal point I want to make, or comment back on my own blog post if my comment is relevant to many posters, but I don't do this that much.

Great post, and nice to meet you.
:)

Jess said...

I'm the exact same as Lydia K.!

Keriann Greaney Martin said...

Wow, I didn't even know you could send a commentor an email response. My mind is blown! Thanks :)

Angela Ackerman said...

I do a bit of both I think. Not everyone has their email attached, so i can't always respond via email. If someone makes a comment that an answer will benefit all, I'll comment right on the blog.

Sometimes I individualize, other times, address everyone who has commented as a group. It depends on the post I guess. :)

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Jeigh said...

Wow, you guys are smarties! A bit of both, huh? Sounds like a plan to me :)

Kari Marie said...

I just learned how to send the email responses. I kind of like getting them, so I'm doing it on my blog now too.

I go through the extra step of posting my email responses in the comments too.

HowLynnTime said...

I tend to jump around and hit many of my old comments that way - but I often stmble on a blog - read alot of old posts and comment anyway. #55

Callie Leuck said...

If I ask a question that I want an answer to, I subscribe to the comments. Otherwise I just leave a comment. If the author responds on comments, I may or may not see it later. I don't subscribe unless I ask a direct question.

Demitria said...

I reply in the comments, though I do realize that not everyone will see the response...it's an imperfect system but it works for me :)

demitrialunetta.blogspot.com

Lindsay N. Currie said...

you know, this is an interesting post. I usually don't reply in the traditional sense, I simply make my way around to every blog and leave comments for the folks who were kind enough to comment on mine. I wonder if it makes me seem rude that I don't comment back in the comments section:( Oh no, now I'm worried LOL!