DUH! Didn't even think about dropping a entrecard. Thanks for that idea.
I try to respond but I think Jenni said it, I get a lot of non-reply so I try to at least go to their blog and comment. I want to move over to WP so bad so I can do that comment to the comment thingy. One day...one day.
I have a question and I thought it might fit here...
There is a blogger I enjoy and when I comment she will come and comment on my site, but only when I comment on hers. So I don't feel like she is being genuine or I know that she only came because I commented on hers. So it doesn't make me feel like I am getting a loyal reader. BUT she gets a lot of comments on her posts. Granted they are good posts, but I can't help but think that it is partly because she comments back on your site and creating a readership that way. My question is: does leaving a comment on a person's blog in return for one on your blog a good strategy to build community and readership for your blog?
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this! I may just be over thinking this matter.
I do respond, as I find some of the comments and responses back and forth can be even funnier then the post itself and to me it engages my readers. It shows them that I am actually interested in them visiting my blog
I'm really new to all of this and blog on a site for parents to start their own groups around class rooms or Scout Troops or soccer teams. We don't have a ton of traffic yet and I feel like people are going to be sick of hearing from me if I reply to comments. Am I wrong here? I love the idea of returning the favor and will certainly reply to anyone who leaves blog information on our site.
Yes! I try to respond to all comments (although I am not getting hardly any yet). This week was the first time I have seen someone email me a response to a comment, and I liked the individual touch that it had!
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