Saturday, February 23, 2008
31 Days to Building a Better Blog: Day 19
Thank goodness today's activity for the 31 Day Blog Challenge is an easy one - respond to the comments left on your blog.
I have always been meticulous about this and it does make a huge difference to the reader's experience. I have found this from my own experience of reading other people's blogs. For example, Sue Waters, Michele Martin and Grainne Conole always respond to my comments either on their blogs or on mine. This makes me feel that they are a. reading my comments and b. value my input whether I am agreeing or disagreeing with them. Much more importantly, this dialogue as inevitably led to some sort of learning or collaboration for me.
For example, I wrote a post about the layout of this blog. Sue responded with some advice about how to add RSS feeds and search facilities. Not only was I able to take up her advice which has increased the number of people who subscribe to this blog but I have been able to pass on that advice to other people.
Having said that, I only have a very small number of comments to respond to. When you have an extremely popular blog like Skellie, it must be extremely time consuming - oh to have that problem!
Image: 'Climate Change Protest'