I guess some of you already noticed that I rarely reply to my blog comments or tweets, or messages… or… Let’s just say that I don’t reply much… However, for this post let’s just stick to my blog comments.
First I have to thank you all for commenting and not sending me to hell because I didn’t reply to your comment. Yes, I do appreciate comments, but replying to them… Not so much.
Second I’m writing this post to clear up things. Some people seem to be seriously bothered by people who don’t reply to comments, which I find absolutely ridiculous. I mean do you comment to get a reply, or do you comment to appreciate the post, share your experience/knowledge on the topic etc. Just because you don’t get a reply to your fabulous comment it doesn’t mean that the author doesn’t appreciate you. So chill, some people just don’t like to reply to the comments.
Let’s quit this babble and move on to the reasons, shall we?
1) I forgot or got distracted while replying
This is actually a legit problem and my best friend hates me for it… so she usually spams me until I reply to her texts… and I got off topic…
So I forget to reply to people, because I get distracted, mostly with checking their blog if they have one. Because for some reason I have to check the person’s blog BEFORE I reply… Don’t ask me why I don’t know. Or, I actually already wrote the reply, but something came up and I didn’t send it and so naturally I think that I replied while my reply just sits there.
2) I hate to give generic replies
I absolutely despise to write “Thank you for reading” or “Thank you for your comment”. It’s not because I wouldn’t be thankful or anything like that. I fully appreciate the effort of taking 10 seconds out of your life to tell me that you like my post. I just don’t like to give such reply because to me giving that kind of reply is so ugh. It’s the same feeling that people get once they receive a comment saying “Nice post.”. So instead of replying I just like your comment, to me that basically means “Yup, I saw your comment, have a like as a thank you”.
3) I don’t know what to reply….
I sometimes honestly don’t know what to reply because your comment makes no sense to me, or you’re trying to connect and you mention a similar thing that happened to you. And I’m just like “Okay, cool…. Now what?”
4) Your comments seems to provoke
I almost never reply to provoking comments, because I don’t feel like dealing with the consequences of my reply. And I’m the kind of person who will write a novel in order to explain/prove why I’m right and how I’m right if I think I’m right. So yeah, I only reply to provoking comments when I’m bored and want to argue or something.
5) I just can’t be bothered
Yup, you read it right, I’m that kind of a meanie. I sometimes can’t be bothered to reply to the comment, because I’m too tired to think. And later on, of course I forget to actually go back and reply. And so we get to the first reason again.
So there you have it, my 5 reasons why I don’t reply to comments on my blog. However, I do try my best to reply I’m just really bad at it.
Do you have reasons why you don’t reply to comments? Or do you always reply?