We're talking comments over at Weekly Geeks this week. Interesting, since I've had a sort of a sad comment week this past week. It's pathetic, really, how comments , or the lack thereof, can make or break my day.
Anyway, here are some of the questions, along with my answers.
*Do you reply to all comments? If you do, how do you do it? Email? On the blog? I try to comment on all my comments. But sometimes I'm a little slow. I love the idea of getting a discussion going in comments, so I reply always on the blog itself.
*Do you use moderation? No, haven't had the need really. I do moderate older posts now because I've had a couple weird things come through that way.
*How do you handle trolls? Flaming? Never had trolls or flamers. I think you need to be a popular blog for that stuff! :)
*How much do you tolerate from a belligerent commenter before you close or delete comments? Haven't had this problem either. And hopefully I won't ever have to deal with it.
*Have you ever gotten a comment from someone you admire? An author? A superstar blogger (the ones with the book deals)? I have had a couple of author comments and I LOVE them! And a comment from any blogger makes my day. I actually love comments from newbie bloggers, because then I can get to know them and comment on their blog and make their day.
*How do you feel about author comments? Are they welcome or do they make you nervous? Yes, I love them. They would only make me a little nervous if I did a negative review, but I don't often do that, so I love it when they take time to seek out reviews, find mine , and then actually comment. Very cool.
*Word verification? Yay or nay. NAY. If I started having problems, I'd maybe turn it on, but for now, things are okay.
*And then there's spam. How do we combat the evil that is spam? Delete. I've only had a little, and I just delete and hope for the best. If it suddenly becomes overwhelming, I'd seek out some of the methods people use to catch it.
Comments are fun and I think the thing that keeps us going, just knowing someone out there is reading what we have to say and hopefully enjoying it enough to say something back. And as much as I moan about not getting enough comments, I, in turn, do a terrible job of commenting on other blogs. So, as always, I will vow to do better!