Rocks In My Dryer: Blog Etiquette: "Joe Goodwin said: 'Do respond to people that comment on your blog. It lets them know you are interested in their opinions and encourages repeat visits.'
Would you respond individually via email or on their blog, or would you respond in a comment on your own blog? Or both?".....
This is from the comments on a blog by shannon. I was looking forward to writing about blog etiquette and so did a search on it just now. I always used to feel there has to be some code followed by the bloggers who get so many comments each day (or they just had many relatives). But I on the other hand, dont recieve many visitors or comments. I visited blogs on blog explosion(yes I`m a member...I just havent put up the blog explosion logo yet after I changed my template.) And I did leave a comment on as many as I could. But not all of the people responded. Some people would make it a point to come visit my blog and comment on my posts and thank me for visiting. Others, contrarily, didnt even bother. Theres this great blog I visit often, Are we there yet. It has some really funny videos. I post a comment on all the videos that I like.
That brings me to another point. If you really wanna show that you care and like reading that blog, you must not only post a comment on the first post, but also on the others that you like. That lets them know that you didnt just glance through the first post and move on...you gave time scrolling to the bottom and reading the previous posts too. So, dont ignore your host and your visitor. If you are an owner yourself, respond to people who have responded to you. And visitors, make it a point to let the person know that you have read and liked the post by leaving a comment even if its as small as "I found it funny" or "good article"