As a blogger, comments and general community interaction is important. No one will read a blog where the author is an annoying, closed off snob.
Well, I won’t. And I hope people who read this blog are similar.
I was thinking recently about the value of replying to comments. Currently during the day I have a regular old 9-5 type job, which makes it hard for me to reply to (and approve, moderate etc) blog comments until I’m at home on my own computer. But I can reply to tweets & Facebook easily.
Then I felt guilty for replying to tweets when comments for that day were “ignored” so far.
Because a comment is more valuable.
As soon as I thought that, I didn’t know if it was correct.
Is a comment more valuable because a blog flicks past slower than the blistering pace of social media?
Where do you go to investigate if a blogger actually talks to their readers? Is this something that’s important to you?
And do you think comments are the ‘most’ valuable type of interaction?