COMMENTING ON POSTS

 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.

 

Lasalle College

source: Standing the Test of Time

 

Yet, there are bloggers who have  many more followers than I have: 500 more, 800 more, some over 1,000, even 6,000 and 10,000 more.

Curious as to how bloggers with mega followers coped with such a large number to respond to, I asked  Alana Munro on her post, Amazing Update: My Blog has over 10,000 Followers, how she kept up her correspondence with her followers.

This was her response:

I guess the best thing to do is treat your blog as a full-time job. Every spare moment I have had I have been working on my blog, sharing my posts on social media and following/networking/commenting on other relevant blogs. Definitely making the time to connect with other bloggers, replying to every email possible etc has helped me build support and friendships. 🙂

What about you: Do you treat your blog like a full-time job?

How do you handle comments?