We all love comments. For book bloggers, this is a way to connect with readers, to get feedback on a job well done, to get suggestions to more reading material, and more. I take the time to read a post in order to be able to make an intelligent comment and I like it when I get the same type of comment in one of my posts.
Now, there are two ways to reply to comments (there might be more, so if you know any, please share):
- Hit the "reply" button right in your post - the issue here is that the reader would have to remember to come back to the post to see the reply.
- Email the reader - if you make a comment (at least in Blogger) you get an email and I love to reply that way, unless is a meme / hop, in which case I would go back to the reader's blog. The problem here is that A LOT of people have a "non-reply" email setting and I cannot return the favor.
A lot of times I make comments in blogs that never reply back. NEVER. Some big blogs make the time to reply to some of their post, I do understand that if you get 100 comments per post, it would be almost impossible to reply to all of them, but I think that making an effort proves to your reader that you really appreciate them for stopping by and for reading your blog.
What do you think? Do you reply to all your comments? Do you like to receive a reply when you comment? How long does it take you to reply to comments?