A great hubber (ralwus) just called me out on another thread about replying to comments. I am glad he did because I can get the answer I need now.
Is it okay to do a blanket comment every few comments or should we be replying to every comment.
I just want to do things right in here.
Everybody does it their own way. I personally do both, depending on the mood and the volume of replies.
I think Charlies point was not how to reply, but if you do this at all
I personaly, would never be offended if someone did not reply to my comment. thats not why I comment. I do try real hard to acknowledge people on my own hubs though. Sometimes its hard, I dont know what to say, and I feel lame saying..oh, thanks, over and over..but I do mean it so I say it. I am considering buying a thesuarus. (sorry, still no spell check.) ha ha
Misha you is such a darling. Dale, responding to comments gives you opportunity to interact with your fans all about how you want to be perceived I would imagine
I guess good etiquette as the Ralwus suggests is that yes, you should definitely respond to comments as thoroughly as possible.
Me, I'm terrible at this, because I don't really do the whole HP fan-fan swapsy thing, most of my comments (if any) come from genuine visitors from Google etc., and chances are they're never going to return anyway, so I put it off, then I forget, or just plain can't be arsed.
I guess I should go and reply though just in case...
Lol, there is no one I dislike here.
I just want to be a contributing member here at HubPages. Sometimes that will mean a difference of opinion but thats ok, I have thick skin.
There is a varying wealth of knowledge here that I am paying close attention to for learning purposes.
Everyone here is great
Love Ya Back...... Write some more hubs for us to read...
well Dale-- When a hubber responds to a comment you leave on their hub, it lets you know that they not only received the comment, but appreciated it. Makes the reader want to continue commenting.
Also, the more you answer comments on your hubs, the more they show up in hubtivity so there is a bonus for you too, as it may draw more readers to your hubs.
I try to comment back as soon as I can. I prefer to comment to each one but if I get a lot of comments overnight and have to answer them in the morning, then it's one long answer after a group of comments, I still respond to each one, though. Include their name in my response so they know I saw their comment and appreciate it.
The blanket comments are a response, but kind of makes the commenter feel like you didn't have time to read their comment and aren't going to take time to respond.
I like to reply to all my comments, I figure if someone takes time to leave a comment then I can make time to reply plus it gets some interaction going as well. I do however sometimes miss comments on older hubs, jeeez I ain't that good ya know !
Ive been told you are pretty good lol
More good advice.
No. no!! Didin't you read the sign Dale?!?!
"DO NOT FEED THE PIRATE" his ego, that is
Timing your comments can help you get more internal traffic too because it shows up on the hubtivity report. I just lerned too that leaving comments helps in SEO by giving the hub importance to the search engines and getting your more external traffic.
Don't listen to him, Dale--he's only after your fish
He is a pirate after all
LOL it is, and it is extremely addictive, as you already noticed. I tried to quit several times to no avail. And this is from the person who quit smoking cold turkey after 35 years...
*trying to unglue himself from the screen and keyboard and finally go and do some house work...*
LOL BC, this one is just 3 or four years old, I don;t remember exactly, but it was about the time I quit smoking
first cabin girl distracted me with her lack of pants, then the whole fish episode, then I got all worked up about my lack of spell check..now this!!! HOW will I EVER get anything done? I think I have a problem....
Starting to wonder if it might be an idea to quit before it becomes too late...
It's a lovely sunny day here, and I can see people sat on the beach and paddling in the sea through my window, but here I am, inside, on HP.
K, promise you, I am outta here for a couple of hours at least!
*scratching his head in a doubt if he's able to keep the promise*
Don't be fooled by the sun. I gave up HP to sunbathe yesterday and I got burnt everywhere. HA! Not making that mistake again. Staying indoors on HP today.
by Liz Elias 3 years ago
So, I've always thought it was the polite thing to do to reply to commenters, and thank them for their time and input, and I've made an effort to do so consistently.However, I'm wondering if this is now being discouraged by HP, as there is no available comment box for replies on hubs that have been...
by Haunty 9 years ago
When I post a comment to someone's hub including a question and they approve it, but do not answer the question, does that mean they have no manners? In your opinion.
by glassvisage 11 years ago
Hello,I have always wished there could be a way to know if someone replies to a comment I made, if I could be alerted of a reply instead of having to find the page again or RSSing to see if the author or someone else replied. Maybe if someone who wishes to reply to a specific comment could choose...
by petertheknight 8 years ago
Is it always necessary to answer or reply to comments you get to your hub?
by Susan Zutautas 8 years ago
Not Replying to comments ....Is it rude not to?Does it upset anyone else that when you leave comments on someones hub and they reply to almost all of the comments. But they never reply to your comments no matter how many hubs of theirs you comment on?
by Sherry Hewins 3 years ago
I hope Robin will come by and comment on this one. I have been going through all of my old comments and deleting any that don't add anything to the conversation, but some of my hubs have a ton of very useful and informative comments. I don't want to throw the baby out with the bathwater.What makes...
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