…how do you feel?
I have had this recent experience. I have been reading this blog for quite some time now and was growing to be an ardent fan of this blogger. Loving the content, the writing style, the topics just about everything, I felt totally in awe of this person. And one fine day I decided to leave a comment hoping to get acquainted with this person whom I had come to admire most. A day passed by and then two and then some more and this blogger had still not replied to my comment.
First I was hopeful, then sad and then when more than 5 days had passed, the finality of it left me disappointed. I was disappointed with myself, wondering whether my comment was not intellectually stimulating enough to make the blogger respond. But then no, in all fairness it was good enough to make someone respond to it. Then I was disappointed with the blogger, wondering whether the readers and commenters were important at all?
I am not talking about those bloggers who are super busy, who get what 40-50 comments per post and they do a group reply, I am fine with that as long as there is a reply. And I also understand those who are busy and have no time to reply to comments, who mention this in their post or next post.
I don’t mean to say that my comments are some rocket science or something very stupid, but it is just that, if someone is taking out their time to read your blog and comment upon it, you should be gracious enough to acknowledge them.