Reply, reply, why don't you reply and what's the point of this comment?
So I was reading WA blogs everyday here and I was puzzled by a certain common occurrence here.
Blog Owner (BO) wrote a blog, Blog Readers (BR) have some comments, and then.....silence..... hey BO where are you?
BO wrote a blog, BR have some comments, BO replied to said comments, and then.....silence.....again.... very sad for the BO :(
Do you get what I am saying? Why don't you reply?
The way I see it, replying to comments is a great way of engaging with your readers, and this is such a good training for our website building business.
We are gaining 3 advantages here:
1. Brushing up your language skills - by writing more, surely your use of the language will improve, regardless whether you are native speaker
2. Improving your communications skills - learn how to communicate well by practising more, engage with readers, that's what you should be doing in your own website too
3. Expanding your network - we don't meet people in person here, we meet by words, others will only follow you if there's something that you write attracts them. The more you write, the more you let people know your thoughts and your character and the more likely people are going to follow you
So, are you convinced yet to comment and engage with your readers and your followers? Please let me know in the comments below. As always, I reply to every comment, I must practise what I preach :)
Oh ya, one last comment, if you read something interesting or have benefitted from a blog, don't just say "thank you". Try to be slightly more creative.
If you are merely going to say thanks, the BO is just going to reply "you are welcome", and you have just lost a great chance to have further conversations with the other person.