Not long ago, Damyianti from the blog Daily(w)rite posted this:
If you could give just One #blogging tip, what would it be?
Many commented on quality content. While that is the foundation of a good blog, I also believe that responding to comments on my posts and commenting on fellow blogger posts is as important.
I’m not the only one. Amy A. Corron had this to say:
I have found that the blogs I enjoy the most are the ones where the blogger consistently responds to commenters. I have unfollowed several blogs just because I would comment regularly and the blogger NEVER replied to any comments. I find this rather snobbish, rude and off-putting. So, if you want to get a good following on your blog and build relationships with readers, I would suggest treating comments with respect and trying your best to respond to them, even if it’s just to say “thanks for stopping by”.
So, here’s the thing.
As much as I LOVE blogging and communicating with fellow bloggers, I find that it takes up an awful lot of time.
source: Standing the Test of Time