I was appalled when I found out that a large percentage of people who own blogs do not respond to people’s comments.
Those who blog on WordPress are more likely to respond to comments on their blog that was made by other people who visited their blog (By the way, there are those on WordPress who don’t reply to any of the comments made on their blog).
I have also noticed that many bloggers on Blogger are guilty when it comes to not responding to comments made on their blog.
As a matter of fact, there are people on many websites who don’t even have the kind courtesy to respond to the comments made by their viewers.
The truth is: if you are a website administrator or an owner of a blog, you would not be able to respond to 100% of the comments right away. But, I expect them to start responding to those comments whenever they log back on.
Here is an analogy: If you met someone in person and you told them, “Hey, that is a great-looking shirt,” you would expect them to respond.
They in turn might reply, “Thank you,” or say, “Oh, this old-looking thing? I made a scramble through the wardrobe hoping that these rags look good on me. I guess that I did a great job.”
Now, if the person stared you in the face and didn’t utter a word, or they totally ignored you by pretending that you weren’t even in the room with them, you would consider their behaviour to be very rude.
Although the interaction is done via the worldwide web, one is still interacting with people; this is what most people fail to realize. I advise that they respond to people’s comments in the same manner as they would respond to statements made by others who are in their presence.
I might be perceived as being harsh by some people for saying, “Don’t even think about starting a blog or a website if you are poor at human relations, because it all boils down to dealing with human beings.”
Therefore, it is of great importance to respond to the comments made on your blog or website.