- I try to respond to all comments by email if I don't get the nasty "no-reply" when I try to reply. I'm not good about going back to blogs where I've left comments because there are always so many new posts to read so I guess I don't expect you to come back looking for a response either. Sometimes I will leave an answer in a comment in response because I think it might be of interest in the thread. But -- shhh, don't tell -- I check the comments a lot from work where I can get to my mail but not to my blog. That's the main reason I don't respond in comments--I can't get there!
- I try to follow all of the blogs from the people who leave comments so I may not visit your blog after each comment but I will be there before long.
- I usually publish all comments that are left. Even a fairly nasty one that was left early in my blogging career because it gave me a chance to respond and prove the commenter wrong.
This is an area I continue to work on. Any suggestions are more than welcome!
Blogs: If you follow me, I'll follow you. I assume that we must have some similar tastes or you wouldn't be following me, right? If I'm not following you and you're one of my followers, please let me know and I'll get that corrected.
Email: I already told you how I handle comments that I find out about through email. If you email me directly, chances are you'll hear back within 24 hours. If it's a book pitch, I may not respond if it's something I'm not interested in reading. As often as not, I'm not responding because I've simply taken on more than I can handle and really don't have time to accept any new books.
Facebook: My Facebook account is pretty much for my personal use only. Mostly because I figure that you already get more than enough information about me and my family as it is just from reading my book. But I don't rule out adding anyone who wants to read even more about what my kids are up to or what my sister thinks about what I'm up to.
Twitter: The more the merrier! Chances are that if you're a blogger, an author or a publicist I'm not going to block you from following me and will probably follow you as well. Just know that I'm really kind of a boring Twitterer.
Goodreads/Library Thing/Ning: I'm fairly active on Goodreads and belong to a number of groups there. Not too active on Ning and hardly ever remember to check in with Library Thing. I find it to not be very user friendly and may soon drop it altogether. But you're welcome to find me any of those places if you want.
Any social media outlets I'm missing that I really should join? I hope the answer is "no" because I'm having a hard enough time keeping up with all of this as it is! :-)