To my regular readers who often leave me comments and words of encouragement through WordPress, I apologize. Though I’ve been at this blogging thing for about six months now, I’m still learning the finer points of the system – through trial and error – mostly error.
I sat down this morning to catch up on responding to comments, and I discovered a big “boo boo” that I have been making. I thought that once I responded to a comment and “approved” both the comment and my reply, that I could go back and clear out my own responses that were in my file of comments – kind of cleaning up after myself. I would also go back and clear out old comments that people made periodically, making sure that I saved at least one response from each internet friend so that I could go back to view his/her site. (You see, I still haven’t figured out how to add blog pages to my list of favorites to revisit other than to subscribe. I have subscribed to a few pages, but only two actually have made it to my email inbox – so frustrating.)
Anyway, I have responded to nearly all of the comments you’ve made in past months, but may have put my response in the “garbage” shortly after posting it, thinking that it would remain on my blog page. Dreadfully, I found out this morning that is not how it works. Can someone tell me, do I keep all comments and responses in my “Comments” section of my dashboard forever?
Thanks for any advice you can give. Eek!