This post has been linked up to the 2016 Discussion Challenge
One thing I’ve recently realized is that I have a hard time keeping track of comments on my older posts. I’m relatively good at replying to comments on my most recent posts – within the past few days or so – but when people go and comment on older posts, I often miss them for a while. I DO get emails about my comments, but I have to admit that sometimes I just get SO overwhelmed by emails (especially when there are TONS of notifications for a single post and I’ve already replied to most of them right from the post itself) that I end up deleting comment notifications if I haven’t gotten to them in a reasonable amount of time.
Anyway, I end up going to older posts and realizing that there are several comments I’ve missed replying to. Of course, I always read every single comment I get, but at that point I almost feel weird replying – like people are going to wonder why I’m just now getting to something they wrote two weeks ago.
SO, I have two questions for everyone:
- Do you have a good system for keeping track of comments you have and haven’t replied to? Is there a place to see this somewhere that I’m missing (on WordPress)?
- Does it seem weird to you to receive a reply a long time after you’ve commented? Would you rather get a late reply or no reply at all?
I promise I care about what all of you have to say. Replying and commenting back are both really important to me – but I’ve found that, now that my blog is a lot bigger, it’s just not realistic for me to be 100% on top of this all the time.
This week (I’m writing this on Dec. 29th) I decided to take a break from posting so much so I could catch up a bit on writing ahead a little and catching up on commenting and replying. But I’ve already spent HOURS today and yesterday replying and commenting back and I’ve realized that I haven’t made a drop in the bucket when it comes to those older posts. I’m not trying to complain – at all – but sometimes I start to feel a little overwhelmed by it all (especially since I have other, non-blog things that I need to take care of as well!). I need a system!!
Feel free to impart your wisdom – or even just commiserate with me. Do you have a good system for keeping track of un-replied-to comments? I want to know!