Recently I saw some comments about...commenting. Like, should the blogger reply to the people who comment? Do the commenters come back to check on whether the blogger replied to their comment?
I also saw some comments that if you don't have something special or profound or new to say, it's rude to leave a comment like, "Great post" or "Thanks for the info!".
Hmmm. Personally I like to get comments. I don't care whether they are super long or special (although that's fun too). I just like knowing someone saw my post and enjoyed the photo or bothered to read what I had to say. Then I enjoy replying if I can because it seems nice to say 'I saw your comment, thanks' or words to that effect. But sometimes I don't have time or I forget to reply to the comments. Then I worry that I've hurt my visitor's feelings...but do they actually even know?
Occasionally I might go back to see if a blogger responded to my comment, especially if it WAS long or sharing something new. But me, I don't get upset if the blogger didn't respond.
I've seen that a couple of blogs I follow are using something called Disqus (sp?) that notifies a commenter of replies from the blogger. Does that seem worth doing?
I asked Toby about this issue and we agreed that we need help. So what do you think - leave a comment! BOL!