Saturday, 6 April 2013

An explanation

I've noticed that I'm getting very few comments, and most of them are from spam bloggers - you know the ones who comment but only to get you to come to their page selling crap you don't want?

Then I got an email and I think I know what's going on.

OK, I've been pretty much absent online this week, I'm afraid that's the way it's going to be for the foreseeable future - I don't have time to read many blogs or answer your emails from a computer.  I will answer them, it's just it's slow from my phone and I can't open any attachments or links as my prehistoric Blackberry doesn't go online.

So you're not getting any visits from me, or any replies to your messages or comments, but you see I'm posting every day.

I'm not!

I schedule my posts at the weekend to post throughout the week.  I'm not ignoring you ladies, honestly.  Please don't hate me for it.

I'm going to try and visit you all over the weekend, but I have hundreds of blogs in Feedly and a full inbox, so if I don't answer every message or leave a comment on every post, it's not because I don't want to, it's because I can't.


17 comments:

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Oh I struggle answering emails on my phone too! Very hard - I think we all understand that dilemma!

Good luck on catching up!! I don't think I'm ever caught up! ;)

Fiona said...

It is hard to keep up sometimes....
Hugz

Shirley said...

Hi Wendy, I don't expect you to always comment on my blog and it is lovely when you do. I am always amazed you get so much done.

Shirley x

Marilyn said...

I dont get bothered by whether you leave me comments or not, and dont worry about whether you reply to my comments either. Life is too busy sometimes. I just like that you still have a blog post up when you can (even scheduled) so I can see what you are up to.

Maria said...

Don't worry about it Wendy. Alot of bloggers have the same problem. I too get so swamped with everyday life that it's hard to comment on every blog I follow. I still love reading what's going on and thanks to Bloglovin I now get an email every time a new post is made. Makes things a bit easier.
I too have been getting loads of spam comments and am really fed up with it because instead of spending the little time I do have commenting on blogs I have to spend that time deleting spam.

Anna said...

The same happens to me with the spam bloggers...I hate them !!!
Have a nice weekend !
Hug
Anna

Baye said...

For a minute there I feared that you were going to say word verification was coming! I don't think I can stand another blog with that. In fact, I know I can't. I've been deleting most of them from my list.

I don't mind not getting responses to my comments. Most comment responses are obviously just perfunctory, and I could do without them easily.

I comment to let the blogger know I appreciate their work. The idea that the blogger must respond results from those dreadful blogging etiquette rules! This particular rule is just plain silly. Most comments do not require a response.

JoJo said...

You could be seeing less traffic b/c it's April A-Z month too, so a lot of people are trying to keep up with that. If I had to work full time there's no way I'd be able to blog at the scale I am, esp. this month!

Kerry said...

Don't worry about it, I've had less comments recently but it does ebb and flow, as does if I feel in the mood to leave a comment after reading a post or not :)

Katherine said...

Not to worry, Wendy! I too, find myself unable to answer every comment with a reply or visit every post of every blog I like... I've decided that it's just too much and a bit unreasonable to expect anyone to be able to do this. Just keep on posting what you're up to and comment when you can...

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sandra :) said...

I'm not going to say a word - just copy and paste Baye's comment here in MY space! Thanks Baye! (And I'm never caught up either, lol).

Samantha said...

Well quite frankly, it's just not good enough! I expect a reply, on a gold edged telegram, to my inbox within an hour of my commenting. You can include chocolate too. :)

Samantha said...

p.s. I think you should make it a game, like you only reply to comments that have the word 'super' in or comments left by people with names that sound rude like Hussey. :)

Christine Welsh said...

Don't worry about it....It's hard to keep up I know......I don't worry if I don't get responses because I understand that everyone gets busy and it can be very time consuming just trying to keep up with it all, let alone getting something new done! LOLL I just comment because I want people to know I appreciate their efforts etc...... Christine
- ChrisW Designs

CeLynn said...

No worries! We all lead busy lives,and blog,comment,and reply to emails,as time permits :)

Snowcatcher said...

Isn't it funny, the more our blog readership grows, the harder it is for us to keep up with our wonderful readers?!? I always hope others will not walk away if I can't respond to everything all the time. When you have a quality blog, as you seem to, I don't think people mind when life gets in the way. At least I hope so!

Jillayne said...

I understand completely - in fact, don't respond to the comments I left today and that will help! It takes so much time to blog, read blogs, leave comments and answer them and while I love every minute of it, I just don't have all the time it needs to do it in a timely manner so I certainly understand where you are coming from.
Relax and make something fun instead!