Thursday, 15 October 2015

Do You Reply To Comments?


Ok, so really random post. But this has been annoying me for so bleddy long! 


Today I read back through one of my blog posts, It was about 2 weeks old, and I noticed that there were at least  15 comments that I hadn't replied to, I'm always so on top of replying - but I remember at the time I was away in Cardiff, so I read the comments, uploaded a new post, and forgot about the comments I didn't reply to. 

As soon as I looked at the post and saw how many people I didn't reply to, didn't thank, I felt so bad, and so guilty for not acknowledging these lovely people who took a minute of their time to comment on my post. They didn't have to. They chose to. And I didn't reply. So off I went, replying, tapping away at my keyboard thanking everyone and apologising for being such an idiot for forgetting haha. But this honestly made me think a little - Im the type of person to always comment on blog posts, but I've started to notice that a fair few blogs I comment on, the comments just sit there without acknowledgement, and the people asking questions don't get their answers.

Now I know, that a lot of people get tonnes and tonnes of comments, and replying to every single one would just be ridiculous - But I think that if someone takes time out of their day to read your post, and comment on it, they at least deserve some sort comment back. 

Im not really too sure what the aim for this post was, I don't really think there was one, I think I just want to know what your opinions are, am I just over sensitive? - should I feel really bad if I don't reply to comments? Do you reply to your comments? 

Personally, I just think it's polite, or am I over thinking it? It's only a comment after all haha..



Either way, let me know, do you reply to your comments? Does it bother you if people don't reply to yours? 





Sophxo



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47 comments:

  1. I comment on a lot of blog posts regularly. It doesn't really bug me when they don't reply...unless it's something that I put a lot of time and effort into commenting on. Likewise, on my blog, I don't feel it's always necessary reply to comments unless they ask for response or are in relation to what I wrote. For example if someone writes "Great post! Love your blog!" I'm less likely to respond.
    The Rad Wife

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    1. thank you for your opinion, I find it really interesting hearing peoples views on the subject! xo

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  2. I think if they ask a question or have said something other than "lovely post" it's always nice to reply. I know some people don't reply to them but I try to at my very best if someone does ask something on my blog but I wouldn't write back "thank you!" because it feels a tad impersonal! Good thoughts, I've been thinking a lot about this recently too! xx

    www.iridescentplaces.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thats a good point.. Ive always thought if someone takes a moment of their time to be interested in your blog, enough to ask questions, it's polite to reply! but i guess some people just aren't bothered, I almost always reply, Id feel really rude if I didn't haha! Thank you for your view on it! xx

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  3. I reply to all my comments but it sometimes can take me up to a week to reply to all of them, unless there's a question then I try to respond straight away xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

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    1. me too! pretty much every comment!
      thank you for letting me know! xo

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  4. Hi Soph,

    I know what you mean because I am exactly the same way when someone leaves me a comment on my post I have to reply. I don't it to look as though I'm being ignorant.
    I know you can't always reply to every single comment life gets in the way.
    I really wouldn't beat yourself up too much your readers will understand that you was away in Cardif.

    Andrea
    http://beautywithandrea36.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm glad you're the same! I like talking to the people who comment on my blog, it's a personal touch, and I feel so bad if I just ignore them!

      ah I hope so, I really need to stop feeling so bad haha. thank you for much for letting me know what you think! xo

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  5. I always write comments on the posts I love and whenever someone comments on my posts I always take the time to reply because I'm so grateful that they're enjoying my content. I agree with you, it slightly annoys me when people don't reply too - it really doesn't take long to thank someone or answer a question they have asked!xoxo

    www.charslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. yes!! Im so glad you feel the same. i mean it doesn't really really annoy me, but i get a bit miffed, especially if I ask a question.. I mean I wouldn't ask if I didn't want an answer? haha xox

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  6. I agree with you :) it's kind of annoying when people do not reply to your comments! It's not too much time -.-

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    www.anafiz.com xxx

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    1. its very irritating! taking time to acknowledge them is a personal touch which I really like xo

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  7. Great post!! I know it can be tedious especially when its a lot of comments, but I do comment back even if its a one word comment. Personally I think its polite if you thank the commenter back. If as a blogger you don't do that, at least do answer a question of someone ask. :)

    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. definitely, I'm definitely not a really famous blogger so I don't get a load of comments, or a silly about that it would take a life time to reply to haha. So i do reply to each one, and I quite like doing it! I like talking to the people who have been kind enough to comment! I agree with you, answering questions is definitely a priority! xox

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  8. Hey Sophie!
    I always try to reply to every comment as quickly as I can, because I feel exactly the same as you! They've taken the time to comment on your blog, so surely they deserve some acknowledgement! I often find it quite overwhelming to reply to extremely long comments though

    Lots of love,
    Marshmallow Skye
    xoxo
    http://marshmallowskies28.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. definitely! so glad you agree.. oh my yes!! I have noticed you get the longest comments ever.. so id imagine replying to them can be really time consuming, but I think if someone knows you have acknowledged their comment, you don't need to write an essay back. its more than enough! xo

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  9. Nice post I always reply to comments because I think it is really polite because somebody took time to actually came on my blog, read my post and leave a comment so I want respect that and at least leave a reply :) Wanna follow for follow??

    http://ordinaryblondie9.blogspot.hr/

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    1. me too! i also think its really polite, i feel so bad if i don't reply haha!

      yeah of course! xo

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  10. I reply back to each and every one of my comments, I don't get tons so it's no problem at all, even if I got more I would definitely try my best to reply. I think it's important to connect with your readers, to thank someone for taking the time out of their day to read and comment on your blog, it's just a nice polite gesture! I would feel too ignorant to not reply, it's not in my nature to ignore someone haha! Xxx
    Becky Shannon xx - Life-by-Becky

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    1. im glad you feel the same! i think if i had tonnes and tonnes it would be a bit difficult but id still give it a good go! i completely agree - i don't ignore people in person, so why should it be any different when people leave lovely comments! xxx

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  11. Don't apologise for being a more random post! I'm also the kind of person that always replies, I don't know, I agree with you, even if it's the world's simplest comment, they've taken their time to do it, so why not answering!
    I don't expect anyone's reply when I write, but I always get really excited when somebody answers me thanking for stepping by, so I try to be that kind of person.
    Have a nice weekend, lovely! xx

    selenaponcestyle.blogspot.com.es

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    1. exactly, I'm so glad people feel the same as I do! I was thinking I would post this and everyone would disagree and tell me I was being silly haha. I rarely expect a reply, so when I do get one its a nice personal touch.
      Thankyou for letting me know what you think about the situation! xxx

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  12. I completely agree with everything you've said! If someone takes the time out to comment on something I've written, I can certainly take the time out to reply.

    Bethany | Curly and Wordy

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    1. im so glad you do! I always reply to every comment! xx

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  13. For me this is such a tricky one! I always reply to comments, but I never know whether it's better to reply on my own blog, or whether I should head over to their's and comment! Maybe I should try and do both? Love the fact that you're raising this topic though x

    www.totalmodisch.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I agree with you on that one - sometimes I do both, and sometimes I just reply to the comment, it is a tricky one! i think it definitely had to be said, it's been bugging me for so long! xxx

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  14. I almost always reply to comments on my blog. But if people don't reply to mine, it doesn't really hurt my feelings. It can be easy to look past someone's comments if you happen to have a ton and sometimes it can be time consuming. When I leave a comment, it's more of a "take it or leave it" kind of deal. Just adding my two cents and you can do whatever you want with it :) .

    Jasmine | The Sixth Disney Princess

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    1. thankyou for letting me know your view on the matter! it's interesting to see what everyone thinks about it, I can definitely see your point though! Ive gotten to the point where my comments on others blogs are a take it or leave it, I don't really expect a reply xx

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  15. i totally agree with this post! i always comment back and wouldn't be able to not comment back because i'd feel bad:-p xx

    emjbarker.blogspot.com

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    1. Im so so glad you agree haha! and I'm not on my own on this one! I feel awful if i don't reply to people! xx

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  16. Great post! Have a nice weekend:)

    irenethayer.com

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  17. I love replying to comments, I feel rude if I don't too! Hey, I find good blogs by just following the links they leave when they comment (like now hehe). I hate leaving comments, especially when I ask a question about their post and I get ignored..makes me question why I bother reading! I like to thank people for reading what I spent a lot of time on! Agree with you so much :-) x

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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    1. i love it too - its a more personal way of talking to the people that have taken the time to read your post! me too, I rarely expect a reply now, because majority of the time I don't get one! does make me wonder why I bother, but then someones got to haven't they! i don't want people to feel shitty because no one is commenting on their posts, so when I do id atleast expect some sort of acknowledgement back! xx

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  18. I always comment back, I love it and I just feel it polite to take the time, like they did, to reply! For me, one of the best feelings ever is finding new comments on posts and knowing someone took the time to comment :)

    Charlotte ~ http://allthingsmakeupbeautyandlife.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. it is polite you're right!
      Its such a good feeling when someone comments on your post - so I always do it back! xx

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  19. I feel like if people leave long comments that were really thoughtful, and they're unanswered, that's a little eh. I can completely relate to short ones such as "Great outfit" not being responded to, though I try to get each and every one and at least say thanks.

    Sometimes I forget to respond to comments from earlier blog posts as well, but I try to get to them on the weekend. I've found Disqus is a great platform, because it actually notifies people when the blogger responds, but not in an irritating, "enter your email here to get a reponse" way.

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

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    1. completely agree with you!
      Even if it takes me hours I always reply to comments because I'm so grateful that people have taken a minute of their time to read my blog, which is a lovely thought. xo

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  20. I have quite a small blog and I'll be lucky if I get a few comments on each post so I really want to show my support for the people who actually read my blog. I will try my very best to get round to replying to all the comments sometime in the week which I posted the post. I don't want to seem eager and reply straight away.

    http://leahclarke01.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. me too! i rarely get a lot of comments, so when I do i guess it makes me so much more appreciative! xo

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  21. This was such a great post, and I wanted to know your thoughts on this as soon as I read the title! I have had my blog for nearly a year now and I make sure that I reply to every single comment. I completely agree with you, and just think that it's polite to acknowledge people's kindness.

    - www.veebzboo.com
    - www.youtube.com/veebzboo

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    1. oh bless you, thats really kind of you, thank you! I'm so glad you agree! I think it polite also, I wouldn't want to ignore people! xx

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  22. I definitely try to reply to every comment I get <3 It's important to me!
    jaspooleblog.com

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  23. Beautiful photos and I love love love your style of writing! Keep it up! I reply to youtube comments but my blog gets too many and i dont get notifs so they bulk up.



    Ole Henriksen “Little Wonders” Set Review

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  24. I've been thinking a lot about this, too. I get quite a fair bit of comments on my blog, so it's pretty ludicrous to reply to all of them, but I reply to questions immediately and try to acknowledge as many as possible. I do think that responding to comments is polite, too, don't worry Soph.

    The thing was, though, that when I acknowledged a comment back when I still used the blogger commenting system, the end user won't receive MY response because blogger doesn't have an inbuilt notification system for that, so I let the comments slip and slide, but I wanted discussions and ideas going on in the comments (I write lengthy posts hahaha) so I switched over to Google +. This way, when someone comments and I respond, they'll get an immediate notification, and conversation happens!

    May | THE MAYDEN

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  25. I really do agree with you on this one! It bugs me too aha! But i do get what other people are saying that some comments can't be answered and it would just be pointless

    http://www.heyitskiaerin.blogspot.co.uk/

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