A little blogging etiquette question for you.
Some bloggers think it's rude not to comment on every comment that appears on your personal blog. They think you should at least acknowledge the comment, whether you do it by private email, or by return-commenting in the comment section of the blog.
Now, to me, I think that my blog posts are kind of like you overhearing all that stuff that's clonking around in my head like tennis shoes in the dryer. I type it in, and send if off into the universe. And then anyone who wants to - you know- throw in another tennis shoe is totally welcome. You know what a comment junkie I am.
But I don't really feel the need to comment on EVERY single comment. In fact, I think it's kind of weird. I also think it's egotistical to assume that when you come back to my blog, you'll go back through the comments to see if I commented on your comment. - -
I rarely do that on other people's blogs. Unless I think I've been particularly witty and I want to see if you noticed....
But usually when I throw something out into someone else's comment section on a blog- I feel as if I'm just passing through. I'm the annoying lady standing behind you in the grocery line eavesdropping on your conversation - throwing in one-liners and not really expecting to start a conversation.
ANYWAY - If I've been rude to you by not constantly commenting on your comments, I'm very sorry. Maybe you can take comfort in the fact that it's not just you.
Now I'm curious to know what you all think. Rude? Not rude?
Yes, these are the things that keep me awake at night.