Tuesday, February 24, 2009

2 am

Yay!! It is 2 am and I've finally caught up with replying to all comments on my previous posts (from T-A-D #17, which I think is where I last replied). I am wondering, do people actually come back to look at a reply to their comments? I so like to reply, but perhaps this is not the best way, especially when I fall behind a few days. I see some people do it through email, how does that work? Anyway, I'm off to bed now ...

7 comments:

Freshly Found said...

Because you are so good at replying, yes! People do come back to look! Hope you are sleeping tight!

Richard said...

I try to get back to check on any replies.

Of course, I have to remember which post I commented on.

I believe the e-mail reply (which I hav enot used) is done by simply clicking on the users e-mail address (which is embedded in the comment e-mail).

Jesse said...

I'm one of those who doesn't remember to go back and check (but I did now that you've reminded me). That's why I generally reply to comments via email. Sometimes the email is listed in the person's profile, sometimes I have to hunt for it on their site, and occasionally when I hit reply it pops up in the address field.

Heather said...

I check. Then I reply to the reply. That's how I roll. (hur hur hur)

The email replies look genius!

kendalee said...

I ALWAYS look at your previous posts because I know that you reply but often I don't on other blogs and I'm conscious that I also answer people in my comments and they might not get back to it - understandably. I think that the email thing probably works quite well & have been considering it myself. I think you can set Blogger to notify you by mail when a comment is posted and then you can respond to that? Not sure but am going to give it a whirl... :)

aimee said...

i'm not very consistent about responding to all comments - but you are so diligent about it and that's wonderful! so i always check here, knowing that you respond to your comments.

kendalee is right - you can set blogger up to deliver your comments via e-mail. this is what i do, and i love it! then all you have to do is reply to the message (if the commenter has set up his/her e-mail address.)

another benefit to having your comments delivered via e-mail is that you'll find out if someone comments on an older post.

Anairam said...

freshly found - Well, I had a four-hour sleep - up again at 6.15 - but that was basically because I am worried about the neighbour and his stance re our sewerage pipe! Toss and turn, toss and turn ...

richard - that is exactly the problem I have on other blogs! Except for the six or seven blogs that I read regularly, I kind of forget which posts I commented on.

jesse - I think I'm going to keep repying 'normally' until the end of Feb and in March I will try the email method. Only thing about that is that on the blogs I read regularly I actually like to see the author's response to other commenters as well, and one would lose this if one goes the email-response way ...

heather - I like the way you roll - especially if you are wearing the (c)owl sweater and your I heart crap bag! But the email method seems to have many advantages, so I will try that in March and decide after that.

kendalee - Yes, I think I have been convinced now to try out the email method. (I also often forget to check for replies on my comments, especially if they are on blogs I do not read regularly. I get very sad when I consider that somewhere there may be a few lonely, dejected replies waiting for me, but I've forgotten to check!)

aimee - Thanks for the info about blogger - I am going to try that in March. I completely see that the whole thing might get out of hand when one gets a lot of comments (say more than eight) and I would not do the reply thing if I had lots of readers. Also, sometimes one is busy, and replying might become more of a chore than a pleasurable exercise. But for the moment, and possibly also because I am still relatively new to blogging, I kind of like the social aspect of it, and replying to comments feels like having a conversation to me!