Thursday, January 08, 2009


I bet you're thinking this is another post where I beg ask for comments. Well you're wrong :) This is asking for advice (ok I guess since I'm asking for you to respond I am in fact begging asking for comments. So I guess you are right.)
How do you handle responding to comments? Do you email the commenter directly or do you just post another comment after them? I feel bad about not responding to comments all the time. I read them and think I need to respond to that but then I can't figure out if I should respond in the comments so everyone can read the response, but what if the commenter doesn't come back to reread the comment section? or should I email the commenter but then everyone doesn't get to read the answer? or should I create a whole new post to answer the comments? Maybe I should do that. I'll write a post where I go through all the comments and respond to each question. I guess that would be more like a question and answer session...
I think I'm over thinking this whole thing. If I haven't responded to your comments in the past please forgive me, I'm trying to do better.


Chelsea said...

i just email the person directly. and if i think my response is good for the whole group, i still email the person and then post that email for all to read.

i don't subscribe to every post i leave a comment on b/c i don't need to read ALL of the comments and i rarely go back to see if the blogger responded to my comment, so i think an email is a good thing.

Immoral Matriarch said...

I only respond when I have something to say. To me, it makes it more real - like if I respond to every comment even when I don't have something to say, it takes value away from my response? Dunno. Others respond to every comment. Now that I've moved to wordpress, I can reply by email and sometimes if I want to share it with others, I can have it posted in the comment section too.

But, it's up to you. There's no wrong way to do it. :)

Abby Hanson said...

Heh heh...I agree with both of the comments before. Most often I comment back in the comment section, especially if it's something others who read the post may be interested in. And also especially when it's just a short little comment in response.

But if there's more I want to say, but too much for a comment (a few lines I figure...), then I email the person -- or do a new post if it's shareable.

And I don't respond to everyone's comments either. :) Usually just the questions or those ones you just can't help but respond to.

So...was that even MORE confusing? Like Immortal Matriarch said, There's no wrong way to do it. :)

Cocoroo said...

I don't care how you do it, I just wish someone would comment on mine. I would take an email or a post or anything, just to let me know if anyone read the dang thing. LOL

I try to leave a comment now in the comments section because I like to read what others have to say too.

Silver said...

This is a great post.. I was wondering what folks would say!