Thank you to everyone who took the time to answer yesterday's question - how do you respond to comments on your blog? Judging by the number of responses, commenting is something you are all passionate about.
As usual there were a variety of answers. Some of you, like I, respond in the comment box and by email. Others enjoy the conversational aspect of just using the comment box, whilst some do not reply to a comment unless a question has been asked or they want to add something further to what they've already said. Others worried that by replying to comments via email they could be overloading already time-starved bloggers. But there was one point that kept reoccurring: the most important aspect of blogging etiquette is to visit the blogs of those who visit you.
By the time I'd finished reading all the comments this morning, I'd concluded that I like replying to comments by email. But I also realised that I don't spend enough time visiting the blogs that I follow and those who follow me. I need to find more time, without eroding the limited time I have for writing. This could mean cutting down on my responses to comments and/or posting more blanket responses, such as this one, and finding a better method of ensuring I regularly comment on the blogs I follow. I shall be experimenting with different options over the next few weeks.
If you decide to change the way you respond and/or comment, please pop back and let me know how you got on. Finally, don't forget blogging should be fun. It might be hard work at times, but if you're not enjoying it you may need to re-evaluate how and why you blog.