Here's this week's Musing Mondays hosted by Rebecca from Just One More Page. To read the complete meme and to see other answers, click on through.
This week it's all about comments.
⇒ How do you respond to the comments on your blog? Do you try to email individually or comment on post yourself answering the comments above?
I usually respond right in my own comments so that all my readers can see the answers to any questions. This is especially important when you have discussion happening. Once in a great while I'll add an an edit to the original post to address a particular point made by a commenter. And sometimes I'll zip over to the commenter's blog to leave a note. But generally I comment right here.
⇒ What do you think is the best way to respond to comments and do you respond to all of them?
I'm not sure I understand the first part of this question, so I'll focus on the second. No, I don't respond to all comments. I try to respond to all questions and any other comment that I believe needs an answer. But many comments say things like "Good review." These types of comments do not need to be answered, at least not individually. Sometimes I leave a thanks-you comment for everyone who responded.
When you start a discussion, I think it's a good idea to try to respond to all comments. I can't be glued to the computer (although I give the impression that I am), so sometimes I have to answer 6 people in one comment, but I do try to stay engaged.
⇒ Do you feel slighted if you don't receive a response back from the blog owner?
Absolutely not. First, not everything I say is worth a response. Second, I understand that everyone has a life outside of blogging. When I ask a question on someone's blog I try to remember to check the box that allows me to follow the responses via email. I don't expect anyone to email me individually with an answer to a question I leave on his or her blog.
What about you? Do you answer every comment?