When I leave a comment on Ari Herzog‘s blog, I tend to receive a reply within a matter of hours. Yesterday I left a comment on Micah Baldwin‘s blog, and didn’t hear anything from him until this morning.
I don’t know; perhaps he was just busy yesterday. But suppose this is part of a strategy: you blog, then commenters get to have their say. Perhaps we may as a community decide to interpret things a certain way, apart from what the original writer intended. Then after some time, the blogger returns and responds. And a new round of conversation is stimulated.
I think it’s an interesting idea, giving the commenters some encouragement to express themselves without an immediate response from the original author. Micah can respond to a number of posts one after the other, which is likely more efficient for him, and it may bring back some people to the post now that there is a bit more overall discussion.
What to you think: this is a good approach?