When I first started my blog (almost 2 years ago now! Time has flown by!) I tried to answer comments the same day they were made. It helped that I was only getting a few here and there, so it was easy to do that.
Then when I started getting busier at work, and had more comments coming in, I tried to answer them every few days. Lately I’ve been doing it on weekends, so it’s more like once a week. (And occasionally once every 10-14 days! Which is terrible. Or at least, I feel bad when it takes that long to reply to people!)
Summer is the busy time at my work, so I know I won’t get back to same-day replies like at the beginning. I’m really trying for the ‘every weekend catch up on comments’ thing though. Comments Not Replied To is a lifesaver in that respect. I don’t have to wade through and see which comments I’ve already responded to, it just lists all the ones I need to deal with in one tab.
So how often do you reply to comments on your blog? Every day? Every week? Once a month? Never? Do you use Comments Not Replied to? If not, how do you keep track of which comments you need to get back to?