Thanks everyone who kindly and respectfully weighed in on yesterday’s series of posts! I have really enjoyed the open, honest & respectful conversation this has started. Long may it last – the respectful part anyway.
These conversations crossed all the SM platforms and I really enjoyed participating, but Natasha said something that has kind of stuck with me. I think it was on Twitter and it was about now that her blog is WP hosted, she responds to every single comment on her blog.
That statement, along with comments I noticed across the various blogs yesterday about how some bloggers/commenters weren’t sure if their comments actual meant anything, really were a light bulb moment for me.
I rarely comment on my own blog posts, usually if I reply to a comment it’s done via the email notification directly back to the commenter. It never even occurred to me that some people may feel that their comments just go into a big black hole and potentially don’t get acknowledged.
I love comments! I love conversations and comments for me are like a virtual conversation, whether you’re agreeing or disagreeing with me, I love to hear other people’s points of view and being stimulated to see topics from a different point of view.
I went back to yesterday’s post and like Natasha, I replied to every comment on the post, it never even crossed my mind that some commenters would feel insignificant because of a lack of response. My bad!
So short sighted on my part, I love comments, everyone likes comments and from now on I’m going to be better and more mindful of replying to comments!