With thousands of blogs in existence these days, you can probably imagine all the comments that are made on book reviews, beauty tricks, entertainment news, travel suggestions and many more.
One of the Blogs I follow averages daily comments of 237, because she is super popular. Usually, if you're the first person to comment on what she's written, you may get a response. If you say something truly witty or outrageous, she'll also jump in. Otherwise, due to the sheer volume of consistent feedback, there is definitely no way she'll follow-up on every comment, but she does read each and every one of them.
Some Blogs discuss various topics and never get back to readers, and others respond all the time.
I have a lot of work to do when it comes to being timely, because it may take me 1-4 days to respond to each comment individually, but dang it, I wish I could do it in real time. My goal is definitely to improve on that. It's fun meeting new friends and learning new things, so I visit tons of blogs, and even though it may not be a good fit, I try to look for something that reaches out to me so I can interact. I think there have only been about 3 blogs that I had trouble with, mostly because they were porn sites with actual sex going on, and frankly I didn't know what in the heck to say! (lol) In fact, I didn't even know you could have blogs on the Internet with naked people actually doing the horizontal mambo without getting into trouble. You'd be amazed what you can find by doing Google searches! (lol)
But what about your own blog? Do you respond to everyone who posts a response? Is it generic? Is it personalized? Is it timely? Is it consistent? Is it exciting? Do you feel guilty when you don't respond? Do you feel obligated? Do you enjoy seeing responses from other bloggers, or do you just want to get the information out there?