A couple of people have taken me to task for not responding to their comments or not replying immediately to their emails, pointing out that blog etiquette means I’m supposed to reply and reciprocate by visiting their blog.
Well, phooey to their snarky idea of the “rules” of blogging.
I try to reply to all emails I receive but it can be a week or two before I have time to do so, thanks to the demands on my time.
I also emphasise “receive” as my ISP’s spam filter tends to filter out emails sent via gmail, Yahoo! Mail and a couple of others. I’ve tried disabling their filter, but then I get far too much spam so people should use a mail provider that’s less likely to see your address regarded as spam.
As for replying to comments on this blog, I do my best to respond a couple of times a day but I can’t reply to every individual comment that’s left. I have a croft to work, boys to look after and a life to lead—all those come first.
Finally, visiting other blogs in response to people coming here and leaving comments. Yes, I do visit some and I do leave comments on a few, particularly where I feel I can make a useful contribution or help.
But reciprocating visits from other bloggers must, by necessity, come a long way down my list of priorities.
As always, if you don’t like my approach or attitude on this, then don’t come here and don’t leave comments. But if you do, then I will try to respond here or via email and I may, at some point, visit your blog.