Help a girl out here FEEDBACK needed.
I received this email from a very lovely follower. I have to be honest with you all at this point and tell you I am having a heck of a time keeping up. I replied to her and basically said when my boys where at school, I did have more time to myself....really not being as productive as I would like, but productive enough to get by. Now that they are home, I am doing most of my blogging catch up in the evening.....having a very, very hard time. I never want to hurt any ones feelings and not give you all the same courtesy you give me. I enjoy coming over to your blogs just the same. However, I have figured out I am on the average doing 4-5 posts per week. Most all my posts have a high comment count .....and I hardly, if ever miss visiting back to you. HELP me out, what are your feelings on this etiquette. I do not want to lose the relationship and connection I have made with you all. But at this rate, I am exhausted from visiting at least 200 or more blogs a week. Would it be rude of me to only visit once a week or so, or perhaps if I am only participating in a linky party, just visiting the participants that visit me? I can honestly say, I find when participating in the parties....most that I visit, I never see them visit me....so I mostly have the gals come to me first and then gladly take the visit back to them. I know I am not alone here in this thought process. Now some of the larger blogs out here, I do not even see them visiting? I am certain they do not respond to every comment made on their blogs, Yet their following is growing in numbers and they are adored. One thing I do know for certain and will never change my opinion or feeling on, are the linky parties. You have a party, take the time to visit the participants. MOST all I participate in do...however, there are a handful I have never even seen the host, what's up with that? Is that the way you treat your guests when they come visit?. That to me, is ill blogging manners no matter how you slice or dice that! Here is the letter I have been given permission to share. I did not give you her name or blog as that is confidential. Now I know this topic has been raised and discussed out here many times. I never felt it concerned me much, even early on I did a post on it. But now I need to know your personal thoughts once again, as over time has changed as well as my following in numbers is growing....which by the way THANK you all, I truly do love blogging, and adore all the great women I have met out here, and will continue to meet. You all make it so much more worth it!
Debbie, You are my favorite blog. I would love to be your neighbor, you're so much fun! So, who better to ask these questions. I am 7 weeks into this blogging thing. It has been so much fun and such a learning curve. Posting is no problem, it is keeping up with everyones post! I was gone for vacation for a week and I can't keep up! Every time I comment on a blog, you have already been there, how do you do it? How many hours a day do you spend looking and commenting on blogs. Should I always comment back to someone that comments on my blog? I do now if they ask a question or I have a comment on their comment. Should I be going to all of their blogs I have trouble keeping track of people that comment, so I am not sure if I comment on their blog or not. Now I am trying to comment on everyone that I follow, I can't, some people post everyday. I don't comment if it is like just pictures of flowers or something. Help......How do you decide who to comment on? Thank you Thank you........Vixen lady!
HERE IS THE FOLLOW UP EMAIL of me requesting her
permission to post her email.
Post away! What a great idea! I just can't see when someone leaves a comment like, "That's cute" going back to their blog and commenting. Here is what we really want to know. Do people keep track of who does or does not comment on their blog? Will they quit going to your blog if you don't comment on theirs? I would love to just skip along and comment on blogs I follow when it is something I like, and I would like to just return comments on my site when it warrants a return comment. I can't wait to see what people say! YOU ROCK!
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