I so very rarely have a rant. And this isn’t technically a rant. But at the risk of offending some in the blogosphere, I’m going to ask this question. It has niggled me long enough. This hasn’t happened today or even recently. I just decided to go on and ask about it.
Since I’ve started blogging, I’ve noticed something that bothers me.
Lots of times I’ll go to blogs and leave a comment, especially on WP blogs because it’s so easy for me to see when a response is made to that comment either by the blog owner or another commenter. I also return to blogs on other formats, but maybe not as frequently.
The unanswered question is this:
Why do some bloggers not engage or respond to their commenters?
I see this all the time and it continues to baffle me. I understand not responding to each and every comment if there are tons of comments, or if the only response would be ‘yeah’ or ‘thanks’, but some don’t even respond where there’s only one comment. Even when I leave a direct question. Yeah, this bothers me.
What is the unspoken blogger’s creed regarding interaction with blog followers and commenters? Am I missing something, or what?
I am not asking to be critical. I’m asking because I want to understand. If you don’t respond to the commenters on your blog, please tell me why not. I hope to get some answers, but in the meantime I think I’ll Google to see if anyone else has ever asked this question before…