Monday, 12 May 2008

Comments and some circles.

This isn't really a well thought out carefully worded and illustrated post. Its just a thank you message and a gratuitous picture of a card I made.
I haven't really got the hang of replying to comments.
Do I reply here on my blog or is it more polite to visit the commenters blog?
What if they don't have a blog?
Sometimes comments come with just a name attached and my failing 56-almost-57 years old brain can't always connect the name to a person.
So this is an apology to those whose comments I appear to have ignored, but haven't. Thank you to all those who have put a link on their blog. If I haven't done the same, its bad management, not bad manners, and very big thank you for all the lovely comments I've had.
They make my day.
I thrive on them.
If you blog, you'll understand.


Fi@84 said...

I wondered the same thing about comments.

arlee said...

If the comment is a question, you can answer it in your next post. If you can't find an email address for the person in their "profile", just add a comment to that entry they commented on to thank them. And you're not obligated to reply, especially if you're busy :}

Marjorie said...

I have a similar problem regarding comments on my blog. I like Arlee's solution. I was just pointed to your blog by Jude at Spritquest. I love what you're doing! Marjorie

Carol said...

There is no real ettiquette to the comments i don't think, people do wat they feel and what they have time for more importantly. I try to reply when I can, but otherwise in a post or in the comment section is fine I think. If someone doesn't have their email showing, because that is the reason they have chosen not to show their email, then I think it is their tough luck! A real jewel again today!

Ravenhill said...

I know just what you mean about responding to people's comments! I sometimes don't have time to visit everyone who has visited me - and then I feel kinda bad about it.

Your stitching image today is lovely!

beadbabe49 said...

Your work is just fabulous so watch out! blogging is terribly addictive and I've had to be quite strict with myself especially about spending time visiting lovely sites like yours!

art spirit said...

Love your stitching!!! your colors are just wonderful!!! so glad you joined the blogging world! Jude sent us over!

Anonymous said...

Hello! found you via spirit cloth - I have the same problem with comments. I was emailing everyone with followup in the begining but it got too much, so I tend to go to the other persons blog and comment on their post to say thanks (good way to discover new blogs too). if they ask a specific question Ill email, and/or answer it in my next post. I have found (after almost 6 months of blogging) that the majority of comments are from a smallish group of people - all who have blogs i read and comment on, so its become less of an issue for me. I have however given up commenting on, or linking to some blogs - i used to comment quite regularly, and never had any acknowledgment - answer to a question, comment on my own blog,etc - and it felt like a rebuff - i felt the person wasnt interested in a 'relationship' and I left it alone. looking forward to following your blog

hens teeth said...

I think you are doing a first class job of it all :-)

Paddy's Daughter said...

I've come here via the Jude's Spirit Cloth too, and I'm glad I did. Love your stitchery and will come again to see what you are doing. If people leave comments I try and reply on their blog, or mention them on mine, but sometimes time is short, and not everyone shows an email address. I removed mine because of receiving so much spam. However, I really appreciate those who visit -it is gratifying to know what one writes/makes is of interest to others. Sue

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

So pretty. That pink is so speaking to me these days.

st of my pictures can be enlarged by clicking on them.

Dear Anonymous.....

....don't waste your time...I have a spam filter.