It is Wednesday again! Time for another online business mistake. This is a little later in the day then I usually post, it has been a crazy couple of days. Today I am going to discuss communicating with your blog readers. I have done similar posts in the past, but it is a mistake I have made in the past.
I have always answered people's emails when they email me. I wasn't always the best at responding to comments. In the beginning, I didn't really think about people actually leaving me comments let alone responding to them. I didn't know what a blog was when I started Dawn's Work at Home Blog. I always respect my readers and I have always appreciated them, but I didn't really think to respond to comments on my blog consistently. This is important!! I also found it harder to respond to all before I had moderation enabled. With so many posts on my blog, sometimes people would leave a comment on an old post and I wouldn't see it. Now I make sure that I see them.
You have to look at blog comments as a form of a conversation. It is true that some people will forget to come back to see if you respond, but many times people will notice when you respond. This may start a conversation with your readers. It is nice to say thank you or hi, I appreciate your reading and commenting. When you get blog comments (besides spam which I delete), you should always respond to them.