This morning while I sit and wait for the frost to burn off, I thought I’d answer a few questions about…
I’m waiting for the frost to burn off so I can mow the lawn one last time this season. Winter seems to have come on quite suddenly here in the midwest and points north, and so I’ve not been able to finish my fall clean up in the garden. But today promises temperatures in the mid 40’s. That’s perfect, or as perfect as we can expect, for garden clean up this year.
But back to garden blogging…
Jan from Thanks For 2 Day recently left a comment about what to do to respond to comments on your blog and how do you remember to go back to a blog to see if the blogger responded to your comment, anyway.
There are several options for comments and commenting, and no one best way.
You can read and enjoy comments left on your blog and do nothing more. Or you can read and enjoy them and then visit the blog of the person who left them and leave a comment on their blog. Everyone loves comments!
Or you can comment back on the same post with a response. If you regularly do this, then people might figure it out and get in the habit of going back and looking for the response. Might.
If it is a Blogger blog, you can subsribe to follow up comments and get an email for new comments, even if it isn’t your blog. Then you would find out through an email if the blogger left you a response. But this can result in a lot of email if it is a post that is generating a lot of comments.
I used to try to answer individual comments in response to comments, but lately, I’m doing good to leave a comment at some point to address all the comments collectively. Now I’m leaning more toward visiting the blogs of those who comment to see what they’ve got going on and commenting there.
The other option, if you know the person who left the comment, is to email them back, which I’ve also done.
Now, there, doesn’t that help clarify options on comments? What’s your preference?
Speaking of comments, I got a comment from Kim/Blackswamp Girl at A Study In Contrast suggesting that I try Mister Linky for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. Great idea! I’ve thought about doing it before but just needed that little push. Thanks, Kim.
But let’s try it before the big day! I’ve installed a Mister Linky below so you can enter your name and blog url, and it will include you in a nice link list to whatever you have on your blog right now.
Let me know via comments how you like it.
Speaking of Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, I would like to thank everyone who posted about their blooms for November. There were a little over 90 bloggers who participated, that I know of, and for the first time, I wasn’t able to visit all of them. I am hoping the link list will make it easier for me to do so in December.
Speaking of December Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, Elizabeth at Gardening While Intoxicated suggested that we encourage those who live in the temperate zones to also show all the plants they have growing inside in December. Great idea! So, if you have foliage plants, plants you are trying to overwinter indoors, or plants you bought just to have something blooming, we’d love to see them on December 15th!
So here’s the Mister Linky to try…
(Per Annie in Austin, if you don’t see it and you are using Firefox, the browser may be blocking it… If you allow blenza.com via the options, the form should appear.)