I recently posted a comment on a blog where the author said, “I blog mainly because I love getting comments, emails and feedback from other people in the world who make me smarter. It’s also rewarding to help others by sharing knowledge and ideas, but I know I love the feedback because I click on the comments with a great deal of anticipation every day.”
Since he enjoyed getting comments, I made one in the hopes of opening a dialogue, but I was disappointed to find that after 11 comments, some with questions for the author, there were no replies. I realize he’s a busy guy, but I don’t know anyone who likes one-sided conversations, and that’s what it feels like when you comment and get no response. Even a short reply acknowledging the comment is better than nothing.
In short, just like blog owners like getting comments, those who comment appreciate responses. By not replying, you’re less likely to get comments in the future.