I’ve struggled with replying to comments on my blog for some time. I absolutely love comments and I wish more people left them. At first, I answered every single one of them. Lately, I feel overwhelmed trying to keep up with the blog.
I want to write a new post, but I have to check my comments first. I want to check out friends blogs, but I have to check my comments first. This has really been a struggle for me. I don’t want to hurt any ones feelings, which is what I feel like I’m doing if I don’t reply to their comment. By the time I get done replying to comments, I’m tired and I don’t have time to do the other blog things that I want to do. I haven’t even been to my blog sharing things like Mom Bloggers in months!!
Therefore, I created a little poll to see how all my readers felt about it. The decision is pretty split. There’s 1 definite “reply to all”. Then there’s a tie at 2 each for “undecided” and “only reply to those that need one”. This actually clears things up alot for me. I’m sure my best blogging buddies are the ones who answered and they’re also the ones that leave me comments all the time.
My decision is to just reply to the comments that need to be answered. That would be if they ask a question, make a request, make it known that they’re a first time visitor and so on. This will give me more time to do some of the other things in the blog world that I enjoy. If I’m not answering every comment….and I do LOVE my comments….it will free up some of my limited blog time to do what I used to do. That means hitting all my friends blogs, every day. Going to my blog sharing groups. All that and more fun and good stuff that relaxes me!!
I’m going to leave the poll posted fora couple more days. It has been a week, so that’s why I’m using the results that I’ve gotten so far. I just don’t have any ideas for a new poll!! 😉 HAHA So please keep commenting. I’ll be reading them all, I just won’t be replying unless I know you’re looking for one!!