Hi all -
I would love to say that I get too many comments to return them all...but it's not true. However, I do sometimes feel really behind, and feel like I can't always pay back a visit until much later. I've been trying to visit the blogs on my Google reader first and leave comments, and then comment back to the most frequent visitors to my blog.
I don't want blogging to feel like an eye for eye type of thing where people only comment to me because I did so first, and vice-versa, but I do want to return the favor as much as possible.
What do you do? Do you return every comment? If not, what do you do?
I do not leave a comment on the writer's blog for every comment they leave on mine - I just don't have enough time to do that. I try to set aside, at very minimum, a couple of hours one day each week where I go and comment on blogs that I don't get to visit as often as I would like.
I also try really hard to leave a comment - no matter how small - whenever I visit a blog post that I see in email, via twitter, on FB, etc. I mean I'm already there reading and it only takes a quick second to comment.
I do visit every blog that leaves a comment for me. I always leave a comment, sometimes I have to look around for something. Because I only want to leave comments that are honest. I also try to click on a ad if they have ads. I like to visit everyone because it helps me find out what kind of interests people have who are following me. I Leave comments at other blogs I am just visiting.
If they leave their email I'll simply respond back that way. I'll also comment back to my readers in the comment section and when i have time I get to their blog and leave at least one comment on a post they've made in the last week.
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