Why I Don’t Answer To All The Comments I Get?

Why I Don’t Answer To All The Comments I Get?

Hello, people! 

I hope you are doing well and happy first day of May! Can you believe that it is May already? I swear I am still living in Christmas time. Anyways, today I decided to write this post about the reasons on why I stopped answering to every single comment I get on my blog posts. Now, please, be open-minded and don’t bash me afterwards. Thank you in advance!

Okay, at the starting stages of my blog I got very few comments. Like 2-3 on one post. And it was a lot to me back then! I was just starting blogging and imagine how excited I got once I saw that people do actually read my ramblings. 

Back to the point. 

It was easy answering to all those 3 comments people left me and I always made sure to reply to them. After few months, I started getting more comments and it started taking up a lot of time for me to go through every single one of them and reply. And this is when we come to the first reason why I stopped doing that. 

1) It takes a lot of time in a day. 

Don’t think that I don’t read all of your comments. No. That’s not the case. I read every single one of them and I am genuinely so happy that someone decided to take time in their day to leave a comment under my posts. But if I continued to answer to everyone, it would take about 2-3 hours for me to do that every day. Now keep in mind that I’m still in school and I have a lot of to revise and learn for my upcoming exams. I need to give as much time as possible to it. 

2) Sometimes I have nothing to say

This is another reason why I don’t reply. It’s not that I don’t appreciate your comment. It’s because I simply don’t have anything to tell you. For example, if I get a comment like “Haha, this is amazing!”, I don’t have much to say except for a thank you. And replying to all 20/30-something comments with simple phrases like ‘thanks’, ‘thank you’ starts to get more automatic than truly genuine. I feel like it isn’t truly meaningful and it becomes a must or a simple chore. I don’t want people to think that I am not appreciating them and their time and writing all those ‘thank you’s makes me feel exactly like that. 

I will always reply if the commenter has a question or an interesting view on the topic. I love conversations! And starting discussions with my readers and I will always find time for them. But PLEASE understand that I don’t want to reply to everyone’s comments just to say a simple thank. However, I will reply a long ass thank you letter to some. And it’s not that some of you deserve it more… 

What am I kidding? 

I CAN tell when someone read my post and when someone didn’t and is only here for a promo. I already covered that in my previous post but just to be clear: I am not going to answer to promo comments (e.x. ‘Stunning!. Follow me here and here and here’ on motivational post), I find them disrespectful and unneeded. But if I see that you really did read it and you took a time to comment something nice or just a short ‘I loved it and blah blah blah’, I will reply with a thank you and something more. 

I think I covered it all. So to sum it up, I am not going to answer to every comment. I will, however, read every single one of them and visit your links. But don’t expect me to go on ‘thanks’ spread just because it’s some kind of rule in a blogging world. I hope you don’t find this offensive and understand where I am coming from.

Do you answer to all of the comments you get? 

Leta Bielinytė

Lifestyle and travel blogger who aspires to inspire and motivate others to seek happiness and live the life with positive vibes.