Recently there have been some posts on other blogs about how much bloggers appreciate comments. And I absolutely agree. They are the “paycheck” for a blogger — and comfirmation that someone is “out there.”
When I first started writing a blog, I just enjoyed reading any comments I received, and that was that. But THEN I started reading Simple Words I Understand (see my blog roll at right, if you’d like to visit her), and noticed that she responded to comments she received. It hadn’t occurred to me to do that on my blog, but as a commenter on her blog, I really enjoyed knowing that if I left a comment, I could go back later and see what she had replied.
So, (imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?) I started responding to comments on my blog too — and then sometimes the commenter responds to my comment. Kind of like a conversation. It’s cool.
So, for those of you who are bloggers, I highly recommend this back and forth with your commenters. Sometimes, two or three will re-comment, and it can get really interesting.
Just a suggestion to think about.