What you feel when you dont get reply to your comment on a post
I recently posted a comment appreciating a blog post, but the author simply kept repling to other comments but not to mine.
What can be the reason! It was the first time I visited that blog, went and commented for the nice article that was written, and visited it back to see if the author even bothered to reply.
I felt bad to see that the author did not reply to my comments but he/she did to other comments on the same post! I dont think after this treatment i will again go to the same blog ever.
Reason: Updated title for the limitation
Bloggers need to value their readers and reply to all the comments. At the same time on a blog that receives hundreds of comments every dya, the blogger may not be able to respond to all the comments considering the fact that he also has many other things to do. May be your commment did not contain any question and that blogger replies to a comment only when there is a need for him to say something in reply. You need not be distressed at that thing. What if he doesn't reply to your comment. You still can enjoy reading what he writes.
+1 thats a positive thought Ranjit. The scenario was a bit different were i was the first who commented and others, later. The post was about Cause, and involved contribution. I promised on the comment that I will contribute. I guess, it did invite a thank you the least.
@Hemal give the blogger a benefit of doubt, reply to one more post and see what happens . Then you can formulate your plan of action in the future . :)
I guess I dont have to make much fuss about it, but still I want to know what others think of this behaviour!
@Hemal: Visit a psychic hippie and ask her the reason for this misfortune.
Why the hell do you care? Who was it by the way?
yeah it does feel good when the author replies but still.. don't let it take away your sleep.
[No offence meant. Just poking fun.]
well I cared coz i felt i deserved a reply! but wont loose sleep for sure
Bhai, maine reply kiya tha:)
I personally dont like it myself. But yes there are instances when I reply to some of the comments immediately as they are one-liners like "nice one" etc. When I see better and meaningful comments, I take time to reply as the reply should be in-line with the comment. Hope the blog owner may be following same rules LOL.
But, not replying to comments is something which I hate personally as I also am fond of getting replies of my comments
man, it was not you!! some other author
I agree, nice one and one liners some time piss you off.. but still its a comment and you can always reply.
There are always exceptions, in case you are more than 20 or 30 comments, and that too in a quick sucession, where you cant reply to everyone.
I know dude you were referring to me, was just pulling your leg.
In fact all genuine comments should be replied to, it may take more than 1 day but its like thanking your reader who has taken all the pain to visit your blog, reading your post and then commented also
I also follow the same strategy. I make it a point to reply to all comments. If they are on-liners, I reply merely by "Thanks" and if they are sincere comments, I ensure to reply appropriately:)
@Pramod yep I agree, sometimes we miss and we always have the opportunity to make up.
thats another school of thought! yep, I agree many a times even I dont visit the post back to see if the author replies, its some times when there was a question that asked. Benefit of doubt, hmm, lets see how long can i keep this thing out of my mind
@Arti yep, it is and you are right that some times, you deserve to get a reply.
whenever i comeent on any particular post i keep watching for its reply, there are few who have a practice of not replying to the comments...personally i like to respond to each n every comments and make sure that no one is left, even if there is nothing to answer then atleast a word of thnx is needed i suppose.....
this is a nice way to keep your readers involved @irfanuddin.. yep, for many of the first time visitors, a word of thanks is a must.
I dont know but I do not reply to all comments , or rather I reply '@All'. Not that I get a lot :P ..but still I would consider giving her/him another chance :), 'test it twice, before you log a bug' thats what I believe in :) :P ...
@Poorvi thanks for your two cents... second chance seems to be the favorite amongst all who are here.
Read this post: http://michaelhyatt.com/do-you-have-to-respond-to-every-blog-comment.html
@PC read the post, really good thing.. must read for all others... thank you!
Why would it bother anyone? It means your blogpost just left others speechless :P.