This is a meme started by Ti at Book Chatter and other stuff. The idea behind it is:
1. Whenever you have something you want to share, just spill it (you know you want to). Just create a post of your own, link it to Book Chatter and other stuff and add your post link to Mister Linky there.
2. You don't have to post every Saturday. Post when you have something to share.
3. Posts can be rants about something you are reading, or a deep, dark secret. The post must relate to reading or blog reading in some way.
4. Posts can be as short or as long as you like and can include more than one topic. The goal is to get to know one another better.
Last week Ti posted in Book Chatter and Other Stuff about Commenting Etiquette and bloggers commenting in other blogs . My issue/question is sort of related to that since it is also about comments.
I am wondering whether or not bloggers who comment on posts in other blogs return to read the blog owner's comment responses to their comments. (jeez, this is a little confusing).
I am asking about this because I noticed when I started blogging that many bloggers respond to the comments left in their blogs by other bloggers. So I started to do the same in my blog. But I wondered if the bloggers who commented returned to read my response to their comment. I wasn't sure mostly because I don't always go back and see if bloggers responded to my comments since I don't always have the time and/or I don't always remember that I commented.
At one point, I wasn't able to get back to my blog until the next day. By then it seemed kind of late to respond to comments left by bloggers the day before. I felt bad thinking maybe some bloggers had come back to see if I responded and when I didn't for quite a while gave up! I responded anyway but wished I could get in touch and thank them for visiting my blog and commenting.
Then I discovered that I could also email the bloggers who commented in my blog. I started emailing some until I discovered that some bloggers have no reply emails or no emails connected to their blogs. So I went back to responding to bloggers comments in my blog but also emailing some bloggers who have email.
Is there a right or wrong way to do this? Am I missing something here? My blog isn't really new anymore (I started my blog almost 3 months ago) but I'm still getting used to how things are done in blog world. I plan to continue responding to comments in my blog and through email unless I'm completely missing the mark somehow or offending bloggers!
Ti, I hope I did this right and Thank you for this meme!