For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows grace and favor and glory - honor, splendor and heavenly bliss! No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

Psalms 84:11

Friday, April 10, 2009

Aloha Friday! #3

From An Island Life:

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

Last week I asked a gardening question, namely how many of you planned to have a garden this year. Honestly, I wasn't super excited about my question... because although some of you are into gardening, this really isn't a gardening blog and I know not everyone has a green thumb. I'm really trying to have one, but I'm the chick who decided that her orchids really needed to live over at her mom's house. By the way, they are super healthy now that my mom has had her way with them.

So I thought I'd switch gears and ask a totally different question this week. One which I really need an answer to. One about my new favorite hobby... blogging! In fact, I've already thought of about 4 questions on the topic, so I'm guessing it will be my Aloha Friday topic for a while.

The question is:

For those of you committed to respond to all your comments, how do you do it?

This is how I do it, although it seems super inefficient so don't copy me! After I accept and publish my comments (since I moderate all comments), I click on view blog, and then I click on the name of the person who's left a comment, which takes me to their profile, and then I evaluate which is their "main" blog for those who have more than one, and then I click on the blog title, which takes me to that person's blog, and then I read their most recent post, and then I comment on said post. WHEW!!!

It takes me a minimum of 5 minutes to do all that, and sometimes (ok, OFTEN) I get sucked into their blog and end up reading multiple posts and sometimes I end up subscribing to their blog too if I deem them worthy.

I have a feeling that there's a better way to go about this. That there is some way to respond to all your comments without taking so many steps and spending so much time/effort/energy. Because seriously, I visit some blogs where they're getting 100+ comments a day... and they usually respond to my comment so I'm guessing they also respond to everyone else. How do they do that??? If you get over 100 comments a day I'd LOVE to hear from you!!

So that's my question! I'm eagerly looking forward to your answers!!!


Kristina P. said...

I get over 100 comments, and it depends on the situation.

I definitely read everyone's blogs, and we have a lot of downtime at work, so I'm able to comment too.

I sometimes respond on my blog, sometimes I email them, and sometimes I respond to them on their blog.

But I definitely don't respond to EVERY comment.

Shelley K. said...

Unfortunately, that's the way I do it too (but then I don't get very many comments...geez--I can't imagine how those with 100s of comments too it (but then I wonder if they do respond back to every comment??

pam said...

I pretty much do what you do. But, I agree there has got to be a better way, I know some bloggers leave many, many comments each day. How do they do it? If you find out let me know:)

angie said...

I'm still trying to figure this out. I had almost 1000 comments while I was on vacation and have been trying to figure out how in the world I can possible respond to over 300 commenters.

Tara said...

That is a very good question.. I pretty much do what you do as well..but I wonder too if there is a better way. It does take some time. I know some people really respond to everything comment I leave.... I find myself secretly grateful and jealous lol :)

sues2u2 said...

I do just what you do. Also I will follow the ones that comment frequently & that makes it easier. Oh & I don't always respond on others blogs. Sometimes just on mine if it's someone I know will check back.

Anonymous said...

I try really hard to get to everyone but with my work schedule I just can't get to everything.

janetfaye said...

I enter from the main linky and try to comment on each site that is listed.

janetfaye said...

oops I answered wrong, I had to re-read!

I get an email each time someone comments and I answer back as soon as I can.

IE Mommy Blogger said...

Sorry, I don't. I don't have the time to respond to each one. If there is a question or something of that like, I will.

Thanks for the fun!
Swing by the IE Mommy & check out my question

Faith - That's Just Freaking Lovely said...

I try to respond and will usually do it on my blog. I always try to comment back on their blog though!

ahappyhippy mom said...

I try and respond to all comments but some days it don't turn out as planned! I take the same steps you do and it takes a while! Other days I just respond back by email.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

auntrene said...

Oh Miss Amy,
I am so sorry I never got back to you, The cookies arrived and I ate one right away, Terrific. Amazing with Lavender. I appreciated them so much!
I have been down sick and also my computer was broke for a bit, I should of taken care of emailing you that very day.Please accept my apology.
Thanks so much for the Lavender Bunches.
Have a very Happy Easter

Rita T. said...

I try to read all the blogs and comment back, but honestly, I don't always make it that far. I just do my best.

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