I am relatively new here–just 2 months into blogging–but I have noticed a trend here that I cannot stand. A blogger will comment on a post: “Hey this is really good. I like this a lot.” The reply will be, “thank you for the comment.” What the fuck man, can you be a little more personable and less robotic in your responses. This person took time to compliment your work. Have respect for your reader. Even if you do not have time to get into it with them, wait till you can give a proper response, or say “hey, thanks, what did you like about it.” You can even just say, “appreciate that,” and ask how they are. I don’t even mind the “thank you for stopping by and reading,” but can you add an “I appreciate that” or “I appreciate you.” Appreciate your reader.
I thought the point of blogging was not only to share your work, but to develop these networking relationships that are a little personable. “Thank you for the comment” is not personable one fucking bit. I find it insulting and rude. You can be sure here at my blog you will never get that treatment. I will treat you like a person and if time permits converse with you. The next blogger that respond to my comment with “thank you for the comment” we are having it out.