Comments or Conversation
I’ve been pondering for some time on how to word this blog, I think about it, then leave off, then when I log on to blogger again it re-surfaces, and it has become such a puzzlement I’m grasping the bull by the horns and saying my piece.
A short while ago when one of our blog friends on here was struggling with starting her blog, she asked me about replying to comments, I tried to give her the answer, but TBH I think I skirted round the issue as I wasn’t sure that I really knew myself, or I thought I did, but didn’t.
To begin ; you submit a post, and invite comments, which if you are lucky you get, on one or two comments there is something you would like to reply to personally, now, what is the best way of doing so, by putting a comment on your own space with a reference to the person or, go into their space and leave them a comment appertaining to the one they left? but where?
Another puzzlement to me, you read someone’s blog, find it interesting enough to leave a comment and maybe ask a question about the subject, You often don’t get a reply, as some people appear not to go back to their blogs and read the comments, or if they do, don’t give any feedback , so to my way of thinking, it’s like having a conversation with the hand cos the face ain’t listening
I’ve often read a new blog, liked it enough to leave a comment, and you hear nothing more, and it can be difficult to keep tabs on who you’ve visited.
It’s one reason why I’m thinking of dispensing with WP as I get about two comments and one of them is already on here,
I find I’m losing track of people because of the lack of continuity of conversation, I wonder if anyone else feels as I do, or perhaps no one actually understands what I’m saying. I put on an extra page for comments on this blog, hoping that it would be used for replies to comments, but it hasn’t been.
In WLS we had the luxury of posting direct to our own space, comments on others’ space and sending private massages, Now that’s the bit I miss on here., and not everyone wishes to divulge their email addy.
I often feel quite guilty that I haven’t maybe visited someone for a while, but then I think ‘have they read what I said’ why don’t they reply.
I’m aware that WP have a reply button below each comment, but how many people go back to see if there is one, and if so, follow it up, if relevant of course.
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