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What is the appropriate blog response once a person has published a post? It’s something I think about everyday. For quite a while I really didn’t have to think about such dilemmas, the comments weren’t that steady. But now there’s a couple new things to think about each day and I feel bad that I don’t say more about any particular issue in public. Part of the problem is that I don’t want to come off as saying the same โ€œthanksโ€ for responding to my post comment after each person, though I feel as though if someone has taken the time to say something, I should probably come back with something else. The thing is, that there’s hardly enough time to just put up a post that I want to mention, never mind responding. From time to time I’ll send an email out to the person that has written, but now I feel as though I’m taking the easy way out by not responding. I’m still about a week behind in my emails, and I don’t want to discourage people from mentioning things – I just hope that my silence isn’t seen as not an action of reading what else is being said…

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  • http://chrisglass.com Glass

    I think about this too, sometimes too much.

    My personal policy though is, I try and answer every question. I’m not always successful, but I try. Other comments I answer when I can, after posting again. Bizarre loop I wish had more feedback on my end as well.

  • http://whatever. Mark

    Respond to that which intrigues you.

    Teach to that which is honest in it’s quest.

    Ignore that which is ignorant without ambition.

    Declare holy war upon the unbelievers.

    In the end, _you_ get to decide whom is the common denominator.

    Mark

  • http://whatever. Mark

    caveat about the holy war: you had better be right. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • rich

    Michael,

    Don’t feel to bad, I’m grateful that I stumbled across your blog last year, as I have already mentioned it’s the personal insight into the design world around you which intrigues me the most.. My world being on the otherside of the planet in NZ :).. so thanku for the good work I find it informative, always inspiring and look forward to checking out DesignNotes at coffee time to see what’s new.. as for a comment response, no pressure just keep the good stuff coming..

    rich.

  • litherland

    Michael,

    You’re being generous enough by sharing your insights. So if I were you I wouldn’t worry about responding to every response. Just keep on doing what you do.

    Caren

  • http://utalam.wordpress.com uta

    Michael,

    Don’t feel bad about not responding to every response. We all have limited time and unlimited issues to handle every day. Your hard work @ DesignNotes here means a lot which make us coming back!

    -uta

  • http://www.jimmyball.com jimmy

    Michael,

    I wouldn’t worry about responding to every single comment, except, of course, for incredibly insightful ones like this. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I also want to add my thanks for doing DesignNotes too, your insight and the effort you put into it makes it a delight to read.

    Jimmy

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