Response to Comments are Appreciated Too!

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.

15 Responses to Response to Comments are Appreciated Too!

  1. Danielle says:

    Sandra, I really like this post…It so true.
    I love coming back here to check your after comments to my comment !…

    I often pop back on other blogs as well to double check…..

    Great suggestion…I have started to comment back as well…x

  2. tz says:

    ditto to danielle….
    and it is fun!

    kind of a getting to know you thing

  3. Sandra says:

    Danielle and tz — Is this “preaching to the choir” — since you two are obviously already believers in this concept? I wonder if anyone else will have an “ah ha” moment from this post, like I did when I saw SBW commenting. We’ll see. BTW, I really appreciate that you are both regular commenters, and I think that is what builds blogger friendships when you add your two cents about something another blogger posts.

  4. So very true,I would like to say that I don’t sit and watch my emails for comments, but I do. They make me happy.

    I hope blogging, commenting and getting you “paychecks” make you happy too.

  5. Sandra says:

    CEB — Comments really are fun, aren’t they! Happy blogging!

  6. anymommy says:

    I’m a first time visitor. Hi! Commenting discussions are really fun. I’m a really new blogger and I learn so much from visitng other blogs.

    The other thing I love about comments? The links to new blogs to visit! Thanks for the TT story. It gives me hope.

  7. Sandra says:

    Anymommy — Thanks for stopping by. I guess I don’t have to tell you — I enjoy reading new blogs (like yours) and I really enjoy comments!

  8. Danielle says:

    Yes…blogger friendships…FWIW…I have been so lucky to find bloggers that I believe I would have as friends in life…the only difference is they live half way around the world…

  9. tz says:

    yes and danielle we keep sending you postings for the local realestate market to try and get you to this part of the world 🙂

    sorry sandra to steal your comment section in my quest to get danielle and family to move state side….she’d be a great addition, don’t you think?

  10. Chrissy says:

    Your right, I need to start commenting to the comments!!

  11. Sandra says:

    Danielle — There are two houses in our neighborhood for sale! I promise to babysit!

    tz — feel perfectly free to “recruit” Danielle here — and I’ll help!

    Chrissy — it’s fun — just like these exchanges!

  12. Danielle says:

    TZ…LMAO…a baby sitter is sounding pretty good…….I need one of those….

    Sandra…Do you have snow over there…or is that a silly question ?….

  13. Sandra says:

    Danielle — Yes, we get lots of snow in northern Indiana where we live. Ice skating, hockey and sledding are big around here. We usually get at least a little snow before Christmas, and then usually get snow that stays around in January and February and it starts warming up in March.

  14. SBW says:

    Hey, you!

    It’s great fun to comment, and I know it would sound crazy to people who don’t do it, but friendships do indeed form through blogging. There is a whole network of cool and nice people – and the support seems real.

  15. Sandra says:

    SBW — I agree. I think people who don’t comment don’t know what they’re missing! I am sooo glad I started this (blogging and commenting) and met so many people who seem to genuinely care. (and I love the “witty”, “funny” and “thought-provoking” aspects too.) Thanks for being one of my inspirations.

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