Thursday, October 13, 2011

comment replies and etiquette.

Lately I've been trying to figure out the best way to respond to comments. Because if I respond with another comment - you'll probably never see it. If I respond in a comment on your blog (if you blog) then it might be weird and out of place. But if I can email you with a response to your question on my comment, well that'd just be lovely.

So, in order for that to happen, your email needs to be available in your profile!

Many of the blogs I follow have talked about this recently, so I thought I'd point it out as well. Holly from Perfectly Imperfect gave a great description of how to add your email so I can reply to you:

"How to add your e-mail: On your blogger Dashboard, click "Edit Profile". Once there, make sure the box next to "Show my email address" is checked. Then, scroll down to the Identity section. Your "Username" should be the e-mail you use to sign into Blogger with. If it's the same one you want to get comment replies from, make sure you have it typed in "Email address", too. If it's different than the e-mail address you want to use, type that e-mail address in now. And you should be good to go!!"

I just recently did this and have gotten some great comment replies in my inbox. I love being able to have conversations with blog friends. :) My blog email is ashley@christianwifelife.com

Another thing that I read the other day that I thought was hilarious and so true was about comment manners and such - "Comment Vomit" by Momcomm. I think there are a couple of bad words in there so just tune those out, but the stuff she says is SO TRUE. I'm not singling anyone out here, and don't feel bad if you've done the things she talks about, because I have too. It's just for comment etiquette awareness

It talks about how a lot of times people tend to leave self promoting comments with no interest in what the post actually has to say. I guess the point is, I want to be FRIENDS with the people I follow and those who follow me - so I love it when people let me know that they are following my blog, but I want to have meaningful conversations with them, not just for following purposes. Just read the article and you'll know what I'm talking about! 

Comment Vomit

Thank you to my wonderful fellow bloggers! Much love to all of you and thank you so much for your comments. :)

Ashley

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for the shout out! And I'm glad it helped you. I think putting e-mail up so that you can get feedback is so great, another blogger suggested me to do that a few months ago and it was a huge help. And it's so easy to just create a random blog e-mail so that your real e-mail isn't spammed a bunch. I e-mail ALL of my commenters back and usually try to say something like I read their comment...it's just more fun that way and you create friendships a lot more :)

    And the word vommit post is hilarious...and so true!! I'm going to keep that and post it sometime because those comments bother me sooooo much!!! Have a great weekend, Ashley!

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  2. Enjoyed the comment vomit link. She had lots of good points and I could totally relate! I guess everyone is trying to figure out the best way to navigate this new blog world.

    Glad u had fun in HI (my home state)

    xoxo
    Natalie

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  3. I too enjoyed the "Comment Vomit" link. You find some of the coolest, funniest stuff to post on your blog. You really do your research. Your trip sounds like it was so much fun! I'm glad you two had such a wonderful experience!

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  4. I'm glad you talked about this! I've been thinking the same thing lately when I try to reply back to people's comments on my blog and I can't- its no fun! I've made some great friends from blogging and we email almost every day, so having the ability to just reply back is great.

    I guess you've added your email in your profile now; I tried to reply back to you from your comment on my blog and I got the no-reply message, but then I found your email and manually put it in.

    This topic may be on my blog soon!:) Have a great weekend!

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  5. I may need to steal this from you too, it's always frustrating when there's a "no reply" e-mail and they asked a question I can't answer.

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  6. Ashley, this is hilarious! And...so true. I am so tired of getting "please come follow me" comments. Kind of a turn off! Thanks for posting this girlie! Glad you're back from Hawaii :)

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  7. Wow, nothing like rainbow barf to brighten a rainy day over here. ;)

    I know what you mean about wanting to create a real connection with people though. It always makes me feel so warm and fuzzy when someone comments on my blog, mostly because everyone I've met so far has been so genuinely wonderful! I promise I'll try not to barf all over your blog (even if it is rainbow-hued) ;)

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  8. Thank you so much Ashley for posting this!! I'm gonna go take care of mine right now!
    And I love Holly over at Perfectly Imperfect!
    :) loving your blog!
    Xoxo

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  9. This is soooo true! couldn't agree more!

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  10. You're blog is so cute! I love it. I'm 21 and newly married. My husband is a worship pastor at my home church. Can't wait to read more of your posts and get to know you better!

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  11. Thanks for the tip on including your email. See.. you taught your former teacher something. lol :) I am now able to receive correspondence if it is so desired. I agree with the "Comment Vomit" post. I have had many like that.

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