If you are using Twitter and/or Facebook to promote you blog you need to keep up with your Blog Comments, Twitter Replies, and Facebook Notifications.
In the last 1 – 1/2 years I have posted 856 blog posts on my More Christ Like blog. For those 856 blog posts I have have approved 730 comments including my own comments. In some cases my comment answers have been longer that the blog post. I try to respond to all comments I approve so let’s say I have rewritten 350 comments.
So posting blog articles is just part of it. Besides the time to write the blog articles responding to comments can take up another 50% of time you spend on writing blog articles. But this is part of having a blog.
With Twitter I have not gotten as many Twitter Replies per post as I have gotten on my blog. Since May 2008 I have tweeted 1962 times. Out of these 1962 tweets I have gotten 108 replies.
It is important to check for your Twitter replies regularly. You check for your Twitter replies in the right column of the home page where there will be a link to your twitter handle @bobmutch.
With Facebook you need to check your notifications. People take time to comment on your wall posts and you should take the time to comment back.
You can see these on the notification page. On my notification page Received and Feed Comments. This will give you a list by date of all the comments you have received on your wall posts or on others posts you have commented on.
People will not be so likely to comment on your blog, reply to your tweets, or comment to your Facebook wall posts if you don’t respond to their comments.