When I first started blogging I sort of used a friend’s blog as a guide. I noticed that, although she never answered any comments posted by her readers, she had lots of followers and it didn’t seem to deter anybody from leaving comments again. So, I did the same. Well, sometimes I can’t resist slipping in the odd answer to a comment but normally I don’t. However, I don’t know whether it really feels right . What is the etiquette?
If somebody asks me an actual question, asking for information or something, I do answer or I email them but, apart from that, I remain loftily detached which, believe me, is not my natural state nor is it my intention. On the one hand, I feel as if I’ve already had my say in the post itself and don’t really have to add anything but, on the other, it sometimes seems rude.
As a reader, I confess that I quite like to be answered and sometimes pop back to the blog to check although I don’t tick the ‘follow up comments’ box as some of the blogs I read are very popular and my email box would be even fuller than it is now.
I read about 10 – 15 blogs on a regular basis and I think there is an equal mixture of ‘answerers’ and ‘non-answerers’.
So, I’d be really interested to hear why those of you who have blogs decide which one to be and, if you are not a blogger but a reader of blogs, which approach you prefer.
Please leave a comment and I might answer…….or I might not!