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!!!