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How To Reply On Comments

Comments, whether good or bad means that the reader took time to give their views on your posts. It also means that your posts have been reviewed carefully and the reader found it interesting to comment on. Therefore it is your responsibility to reply, and such replies are so important to readers. Moreover, here are some useful tips:

1.0 If the comment looks sarcastic, do not do the same. Be calm while explaining your side, and pacify him. If he continues to, then you can block his future comments. However, do not forget to thank him; he viewed your site anyway.

2.0 If the comment is out of topic or asking a non-related issue, reply still. Answer his question then lead him to a proper forum where he can get more discussions. But do not be offensive; he might just do not know where to ask.

3.0 If the comment is to correct your mistake, be humble. Say sorry and thank him for the advice he gave you instead of ignoring it. Then post a reply to correct your mistake. But you may do some research before making another mistake.

4.0 If the comment is rewarding, be enthusiastic about it. Thank him with all your heart and invite him to visit again. Reply in such a way that he will comment again, and others will be encouraged to comment too. You may also visit his site and do the same if it is worthy to give. The more good comments, the more attractive your site will be.

5.0 In any case, reply quickly. A comment deserves a reply at once. A simple Thank You is very appreciable not only for him but for other readers, too. But it is better if you add some flowers to your reply to make your readers smile a bit and a chance to be your regular visitor .

To reply on comments is a very healthy attitude. This means that you are deeply concern with your readers, and this is one of the best ways to promote yourself.

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December 23, 2007 at 12:43 AM

Great tips!

Although I've been fortunate to find blog authors who reply to my comments, there are some who don't, and that bothers me. I mean what is the point of running a blog if the owner is not going to participate in it himself/herself?

Too much work? Blogging is hard work!

Too much time wasted? Why should I waste my time reading your blog?

Comments are the reason to blog.

  Guardian Angel

December 23, 2007 at 1:02 AM

Hi Rudy! You are right, comments are the reason to blog, and I do not accept any excuses when replying to comments is late. Actually, to avoid this this is first thing after I open my emails. Thanks for appreciating my post.


April 1, 2010 at 8:14 PM

Hey you are right.A good and sincere reply to a comment can increase the interest in the reader even if the person is always contradicting you.